A RECORD producer who co-wrote the song “There’s No-one Quite Like Grandma” was yesterday fined £200 – for twice failing to clear up after his dog.
Gordon Lorenz, 53, originally from Childwall but now of Longleat Avenue, Llandudno, was also ordered to pay £120 costs by the town’s magistrates yesterday and the £15 victims’ surcharge after his dog Bertie had fouled a local beach and cycle path, the court was told.
The case came about after two local residents at Deganwy and Llandudno’s West Shore reported the offences to Conwy council.
Mr Lorenz, who was not available for comment yesterday, has worked with a host of musical stars and co-wrote the hit There’s No-one Quite Like Grandma.
The song, sung by St Winifred’s School Choir from Stockport, reached Number 1 for two weeks in 1980 and sold over a million copies.
Last year Gordon Lorenz appeared on TV on a show called Identity hosted by singer Donny Osmond.
Mr Lorenz was also the first producer to record Charlotte Church when she was just 12 years old.
The dad-of-three has produced an album called produced The Best Gospel Album In The World . . . Ever, after being asked by international charity Unicef to help raise funds for children in Africa suffering from HIV and Aids.
It featured musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Choral Society and Howells Girls Choir.
He also produced Your 100 Favourite Hymns – a series of five albums that are still the biggest-selling religious recordings in history.