Terry Dene

Terry Dene
Terry Dene

Wikipedia entry:

Terry Dene was born in Lancaster Street, Elephant & CastleLondon in 1938, and was discovered by Paul Lincoln at the 2i’s Coffee Bar (the London club that helped launch Tommy SteeleAdam Faith and Cliff Richard) in Soho in the late 1950s.[2] Jack Good, producer of Six-Five Special, and Dick Rowe helped him obtain a recording contract with Decca.[2] At the time he was regarded as the British Elvis and recognised as one of the best voices of the rock and roll era of pre-Beatles Britain.[2] His first single “A White Sport Coat” in the first seven weeks sold in excess of 300,000 copies, together with “Stairway Of Love”, which remained in the chart for eight weeks, and his own version of “Start Movin'” at number 14, put his records in the Top 20 twice in the same year UK Singles Chart and secured his name in the Guinness Book of Records.[3] [1]

 He toured Britain, was one of the first to appear in the BBC Television‘s first pop show, Six-Five Special, and appeared in a filmThe Golden Disc

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