Dorothy Squires

Genres: Easy Listening
Tags: jazz female vocalist all britain june christy cymru aka wales 20th century pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Edna May Squires, 25 March 1918, Llanelli, Dyfed, Wales, d. 14 April 1998, Llwynpia, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. A dynamic, dramatic and highly emotional singer, who retained an army of fans throughout a career spanning over 50 years. At her ‘live’ performances, especially during the 70s, the audience were there not just to be entertained, but also to pay homage. At the age of 18 she moved to London to become a singer, and worked at the Burlington Club, where she was discovered by American pianist and band leader Charlie Kunz. She sang with his band at the Casani Club, and made her first radio broadcast from there. In 1938 she joined songwriter Billy Reid And His Orchestra, beginning a professional and personal partnership that lasted until 1951, when she left to concentrate on a solo career. In between, she recorded many of Reid’s songs, such as ‘The Gypsy’, ‘It’s A Pity To Say Goodnight’, ‘A Tree In A Meadow’ and...

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