Billy the Kid

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Billy McGowan contracted Polio from the Polio vaccine he received as a two year old. The consequences of this 'accident' have dominated the events his life since. He had his first operation at seven years of age which saw him dumped in the Castlebar workhouse. He spent the majority of the 1970's in various institutions across the UK and Ireland suffering from Bipolar disorder and recovering from many operations on his affected leg. Despite the great pain he has endured one thing has helped him rise above it all and beat Bipolar disorder and manage his Polio; Music. In his own words 'Music is a healer'. His encyclopedic knowledge of music and his fondness for DJing have earned him the nickname 'Billy the Kid', and this is his story. [Update]Billy passed away in 2013. RIP.
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