A Memorable Day - 5th November
By John Lowe, Nov 5 2013 10:24AM
A memory introduced through darts: Brian Adams was born on this day in 1969, one of only a few famous people born on our Guy Fawkes night, thats the guy who tried to burn down the Houses of Parliament, and who we have to thank for giving us the biggest firework night of the year in the UK. Back to my story, in 1983 I was making a Video Tape at Elstree Studios, it was I believe the first instructional Video for darts, Phil Jones and Ritchie Gardener were also involved, I was talking through one part of the recording, explaining the various shapes, weights, and styles of darts of that time to Phil, I looked up and standing at the back of the room was David Bowie and Phil Collins, well you can imagine, I dried up, Bowie said, don't mind us, carry on, and I did. When we finished that part of the recording, I asked what they were doing here, making China Girl in next doors studio, Gary Numan, famous for the song Cars, was also there and he invited us to go to a charity concert that night at Hammersmith Pally, London. It was a night never to be forgotten, we were back stage with some of the biggest names in Rock, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, a close resident of mine, Joe Cocker, and a very young Brian Adams, Cocker stole the show, he was brilliant, and in the company of such greats that takes a lot of doing, the concert was in support of Ronnie Lane of the Faces, who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis and sadly died at the age of 51, I had to share this story with you, it is in my Biography "Old Stoneface" a great night in my life, all because of a sport called darts.
John Lowe. three times champion of the world in three seperate decades, the 70's, the 80's and the 90's, the first player in the history of the sport to achieve the perfect game of 501 on Television, in 1984, winning £102,000, winner of over 1000 titles world wide, simply: The Legend of Darts.
About John Lowe
Mr Maximums: Cliff Thorburn the first player to do a 147 Snooker clearance on TV and myself the first person to do the 9 dart 501 on TV
John appeared on ITV's Amazing Greys in 2014 he had to hit as many targets as possible in 30 seconds, all the targets where different heights and lengths, if the competitor beat John he would win £10,000, John won by a margin of 9.
One of John's favourite charity's is The Variety Club of Great Britain who raise many thousands of pounds by organising golf days around the country, the aim is to buy Mini Coaches for Children, in the picture John is at St Piere Chepstow and the Coach in view is about to be present to a School in Birmingham.
John talks to Matthew Rankin Unicorns Player Liaison Manager about his current darts set up and how important it is to have balanced darts, click the button above to see the whole interview
Royal Palm is John's favourite resort in Tenerife situated in Los Cristianos, it has everything you could ask for to make your stay enjoyable, immaculate in every way, all English TV and Satelite channels, quite, secure, close to excellent restaurants and friendly Bars, for a full tour of Royal Palm click the photograph above. Make sure you inform the Manager Neil I sent you, it makes a difference.
Unicorns YouTube Channel and all the interviews with John, click the buttons to view.
John talks to Tungsten Tales and explains his practise routine before a match and why he does it his way.
More Unicorn YouTube inveriews to follow, to view recent interviews click the buttons above, to visit the Unicorn main page for all product news and product viewing click the Unicorn logo at the top of the page.
The next generation of players begins now.
Beware of imitations, this is the John Lowe
World Champion Darts in Tungsten Titanium
also available in Tungsten, note the 21 grm
model has 7 grove rings.
A quick fire 30 seconds of John Lowe
John talks about his sporting heros
John talks to Unicorn about his amazing career
The moment in history that changed the sport and
the life of John Lowe forever: 13/10/1984
The Dart designed by John Lowe developed and produced by Unicorn to win over 1000 titles world wide - copied and used by others to win countless major titles - this is where the Evolution started.
John was Unicorns first World champion
The Throw of a World Champion
John is credited by many professionals in the sport including
Phil Taylor to have the perfect throwing action, this video shows John's action from 1978 through 2008, the only thing that changes is the speed of throw and John decides that when knowing who his opponent will be, for full detail record on your mobile and slow down to see all movements.