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Marty Wilde

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Biography

Reginald Leonard Smith, 15 April 1936, London, England. After playing briefly in a skiffle group, this UK rock ‘n’ roll singer secured a residency at London’s Condor Club under the name Reg Patterson. He was spotted by songwriter Lionel Bart, who subsequently informed entrepreneur Larry Parnes. The starmaker was keen to sign the singer and rapidly took over his career. Reg Smith henceforth became Marty Wilde. His first name was coined from the sentimental film Marty, while the... Read more

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60s
rock and roll
british
oldies
pop
rock n roll
50s
male vocalists
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