Dickie Valentine: The Forgotten Fifties Singing Icon
Season: 4 Episode: 17
On May 6, 1971, popular 1950s singer Dickie Valentine, his pianist Sidney Boatman and drummer Dave Pearson were killed in a car crash in Glangrwyney near Abergavenny. They were travelling along the bridge to a gig at the Diamond Club in Caerphilly when it happened.
Here was a born entertainer who rose to fame to become one of the biggest names in the fifties. Someone who genuinely loved to sing. Listen to his amazing story of rags to riches.
This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England.
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South Wales Argus
Bristol Evening Post 10 Mar 1959, Tue · Page 43
Daily Mirror - Friday 07 May 1971
Daily Mirror - Wednesday 12 May 1971
Daily Mirror - Thursday 13 May 1971
Birmingham Daily Post - Saturday 22 May 1971
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Intro music by The Model Folk
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