Paul ‘Biggun’ Aldridge


Sad to say that our old friend and colleague of over thirty years – Paul ‘Biggun’ Aldridge – may have to hang up his earphones and retire after suffering a heart attack a few days ago. Paul is ok and recovering after the fitting of a stent, is being monitored, and hopes to be back home tomorrow. (Monday) His surgeon has advised him that there can be no more lifting of heavy equipment so we have to wish him a healthy and peaceful retirement.

Paul has always been a ‘handful’ a many of you may know, but he is a great friend with a big heart, and will be greatly missed by The Fortunes.

The search now begins for his replacement…………..


There are 3 comments on Paul ‘Biggun’ Aldridge

  • Harry Whitehouse (H) on

    We will all miss “Mr Grumpy” (Biggun) and your right Mick he was perhaps often a handful but this only went to add to him being the big character he was. Nevertheless it is good he is pulling through, take care matey.

  • It’s early days Harry, but he sounded his old self when I spoke to him yesterday. Modern medicine is amazing and I’ve heard you feel much better after having a stent fitted. Who knows? He might even want to carry on!!

  • Hi Mick
    Hope your all well,After just reading on your blogg that Big Paul suffered a heart attack back in 2017,If you could Mick send him my best for the future,Had some great times and a few arguments with him while on the road for the fortunes but i can say this, he always put 100% in to his job and taught me a few things regarding rigging up for you. Any way all the best to Paul and all the lads in the band.Maybe catch one of your Gigs in Sheffield when your in that neck of the woods.

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