Birmingham born Alton Douglas is a man of many talents. This new biography compiled with the help of well known writer Shirley Thompson traces his multi-faceted career. National Service in The 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards was followed by music groups, stand up comedian work in theatres and clubs nationwide and eventually television appearances and radio shows. "The Original Alton Douglas" is full of entertaining stories of the people, famous and not-so famous, he met along the way in theatres, clubs, television studios, recording studios and bookshops. After a career in show business which took him to The Palladium, and a spell in television including such family favourites as Crossroads and The Golden Shot, Alton returned to his Birmingham roots and changed direction once again. With well over 30 books to his credit and sales exceeding 400,000 copies he is today the Midlands best selling local author.