Episode 17

Dickie Valentine: The Forgotten Fifties Singing Icon

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.


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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


Sound Effects by zapsplat.com

Intro music by The Model Folk 


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