|Tags:||50s oldies male vocalists 60s pop rock and roll|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 2000s|
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Terence Perkins, 12 August 1941, Newport, Isle Of Wight, England. After moving to London in the mid-50s, Douglas came under the wing of agent Bunny Lewis, appeared on the television show 6.5 Special, and won a record contract with Decca Records before moving to Dick Rowes label, Top Rank. Covering American hits was the classic route to chart success, and in 1959 Douglas scored with Dions A Teenager In Love and reached number 1 with Sam Cookes Only Sixteen. He co-starred with Helen Shapiro in the movie Its Trad, Dad! (1962). Several more hits followed but after four consecutive number 9s with A Hundred Pounds Of Clay, Time, When My Little Girl Is Smiling and Our Favourite Melodies, Douglas felt the sting of the approaching beat boom. He then travelled the world, returning for a career in cabaret in the UK, where he still resides. In 1992 he joined other 60s survivors,...