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Terence Lewis, 29 January 1943, Woking, Surrey, England. Wynter was one of several UK heart-throbs in the early 60s who took their cue from the USA. Once the extrovert champion of many a school sports day, he was serving in a general store by day, and sang with the Hank Fryer Band in Peckham Co-op Hall, London in the evening, when his well-scrubbed, good looks betrayed star potential to Ray Mackender, a Lloyds underwriter who dabbled in pop management. As Mark Wynter, the boy was readied for his new career with vocal exercises, tips on stage demeanour from a RADA coach, and advice about a middle-of-the-road repertoire from Lionel Bart. After exploratory intermission spots in metropolitan dancehalls, he was signed to Decca Records, and had UK chart entries until 1964 - beginning with Image Of A Girl (1960) at number 11. At the height of his fame two years later, and now on the Pye Records label, he reached the Top 10 with cover versions of...