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Best known for only the one big strike, his cover of Ray Peterson’s that the U.S. hit Tell Laura I really like Her, on its launch in 1970 it went directly to number one at the UK charts beating Elvis, Cliff and Roy Orbison on the road.
How did Ricky Valance perish?
His representative confirmed his departure, showing that he was hospitalized since March.
Valance and his wife, Evelyn, were residing in Skegness in the time of his passing.
Valance was lead soprano in his regional church choir as a kid, prior to joining the Air Force and seeing active service in North Africa.
The singer was created in Ynysddu, Monmouthshire, Wales in April 1939, and joined the RAF aged 17 before heading following a career in the audio market.
Regardless of the achievement of”Tell Laura I really like Her” which saw the tune spend three months at number one at the UK and 16 months in the graphs, Valance claimed an arrest and assault conviction in 1960 ruined his standing.
However, Tell Laura I Really like Her has been Valance’s sole Major hit in Britain.
He published his final single, known as Welcome Home, in 2017 to increase money for the Royal Air Force Museum and RAF Association.
He had been signed to a recording deal and recorded his trademark tune, which tells the tragic story of a boy named Tommy who dies in a collision but manages to gasp out the last announcement on his own love for a woman named Laura. Fantastic singer from Wales.