|Birth name||Michael Valentine Doonican|
|Born||February 3, 1927 |
|Label(s)||Decca, Pye, Philips|
Val Doonican (born Michael Valentine Doonican, 3 February 1927, in Waterford, Irish Free State) is an Irish singer and performer. Events 1112 - Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry uniting the fortunes of those two states Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Waterford ( or Windy fjord;) is a city in Ireland. It is the primary city of the South East region and the fifth largest in the country Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Traditional pop or Classic pop or Standards music denotes in general Western (and particularly American popular music that either wholly predates the advent of Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of Jazz music that developed in the early 1930s and had solidified as a distinctive style by 1935 in the United Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Decca Records is a British Record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis. Pye Records is a British Record label. In its first incarnation Pye's best known artists were Lonnie Donegan (1956-69 Petula Clark (1957-71 Philips Records is a Record label that was founded by Dutch electronics giant Philips. Events 1112 - Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry uniting the fortunes of those two states Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Waterford ( or Windy fjord;) is a city in Ireland. It is the primary city of the South East region and the fifth largest in the country The Irish Free State (Saorstát Éireann (1922&ndash1937 was the state established as a Dominion on 6 December 1922 under the Anglo-Irish Treaty, signed by Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world From 1964 to 1986 he was a regular fixture on the BBC's television schedule with The Val Doonican Show, which featured his own singing performances and a variety of guest artists. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic
Doonican was the youngest of eight children and when a teenager, his father died; it was necessary for him to leave De La Salle College, Waterford and get jobs in factories fabricating steel and making orange boxes.
He was from a musical family and started performing in his home town and in a summer season at Courtown Harbour. Courtown ( County Wexford has been a popular summer holiday resort for Dublin people at least since tourists started to arrive in 1863 when the railway line He was then featured on Irish Radio and appeared in the first ever television broadcast from Waterford. He then joined a band which toured Ireland playing the drums. A drum kit (also drum set or trap set) is a collection of Drums Cymbals and sometimes other Percussion instruments such as cowbells In 1951 he moved to England to join another group, The Four Ramblers, who toured and performed on BBC Radio shows broadcast from factories. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland BBC Radio is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927
He eventually went solo and had a radio show as well as performing concerts and cabaret. In 1963 he was booked to appear on Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Sunday Night at the London Palladium was a British Television Variety show made by ATV for the ITV network originally As a result of this performance, he was offered his own show on BBC television, lasting for over twenty years and moving to Saturday as its popularity grew. It featured his relaxed crooner style performance sitting in a rocking chair, as well as a number of comic Irish songs, notably "Paddy McGinty's Goat", "Delaney's Donkey", and "O'Rafferty's Motor Car", on which he accompanied himself on acoustic guitar. Humour or humor (see spelling differences) is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke Laughter and provide Amusement A song is a Musical composition. Songs contain vocal parts that are performed 'sung' and generally feature Words ( Lyrics) commonly followed See also Acoustic Guitar (magazine An acoustic guitar is a Guitar that uses only acoustic methods to project the sound produced by its strings He often wore cardigans, which together with the rocking chairs he often sat in became his trade mark, and was sometimes compared to American singer Perry Como though Doonican has claimed his main influence was Bing Crosby. A cardigan is a type of Sweater / Jumper that ties Buttons or zips down the front by contrast a pullover does not The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como ( May 18 1912 &ndash May 12 2001) was an Italian-American singer and television personality Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby ( May 3, 1903 &ndash October 14, 1977) was an Academy Award winning American Popular As a variety show, there were a number of other acts featured and performers such as Dave Allen had early exposure on the show. A variety show or variety entertainment is an entertainment made up of a variety of acts especially Musical performances and Comedy Skits and David William Allen ( July 6, 1936 – March 10, 2005) better known as Dave Allen, was an Irish Comedian, popular
The Palladium performance also kick-started his recording career. Between 1964 and 1973 he was rarely out of the UK Singles Chart, his greatest successes including the singles "Walk Tall", "The Special Years", "What Would I Be", "If The Whole World Stopped Loving", and "Morning"; and the albums 13 Lucky Shades of Val Doonican, and Val Doonican Rocks, But Gently. The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public He also sang the theme song to the film Ring of Bright Water. Ring of Bright Water ( 1969) is a Feature film starring Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna in a story about a Londoner and an
Doonican still performs but now enjoys spending a lot of free time in Spain, where he has a second home, and is a keen golfer. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. He lives in Knotty Green in Buckinghamshire. Knotty Green is a hamlet in the Parish of Penn in Buckinghamshire, England.