Eden Kane

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: 60s male vocalists Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Sarstedt, 29 March 1940, Delhi, India. When his family returned to England from India during the mid-50s, Kane became involved in music, forming a skiffle group with his brothers. In 1960, he won a talent contest and came under the wing of managers Michael Barclay and Philip Waddilove. They changed his name to Eden Kane, inspired by the movie Citizen Kane and the biblical name Cain. Promoted by the chocolate firm, Cadbury’s, Kane’s first single was ‘Hot Chocolate Crazy’, which failed to chart. For the follow-up, Kane recorded the catchy, colloquial ‘Well I Ask You’, which took him to number 1 in the UK during the summer of 1961. Over the next year, three more Top 10 hits followed: ‘Get Lost’, ‘Forget Me Not’ and ‘I Don’t Know Why’. Kane’s career suffered a serious setback early in 1963 when Barclay and Waddilove’s company Audio Enterprises went into liquidation. The star’s...

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