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Owen Money

Owen Money MBE is a musician, actor, comedian, and radio presenter. He was born Lynn Mittell in Merthyr Tydfil in May 1947, but has lived in Neath for many years.   In the 2007 New Year Honours he was made an MBE for his services to entertainment in Wales.

In the 70s Owen formed the comedy band 'Tomfoolery' which rapidly became one of the UK's most successful comedy show bands, often topping the bill at Blackpool South Pier. In 1980 Owen decided to go it alone and launched his solo career, soon winning the Club Land 'Comedian of the Year' award, performing alongside Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones!

1987 saw another big turning point in his career when he made his debut on BBC Radio Wales with his weekly programme 'Money for Nothing'. The programme's popularity steadily increased and by 1997 he had won two prestigious Sony Gold Awards, one for 'Regional Broadcaster of the Year', and the other for 'Best Music Sequence Programme of Year.

To this day Owen continue to entertain Radio Wales listeners on his current shows, "Money For Nothing" broadcast at 9:00am every Saturday morning, and "Money For Nothing Part II" which goes out every Sunday afternoon between 2:00 and 4:30pm.

Swansea Grand Theatre Hall of Fame

May 2012


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