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    Default Russ Hamilton....a forgotten star?

    I'd like to suggest the musician/singer,Russ Hamilton for the hall of fame,though I must admit,I had no knowledge of,till spotting an album cover in the Liverpool music section,of the museum!? Russ,(real name,Ronnie Hulme) was from Everton,and he pre-dated the Beatles,by scoring several hits in the U.S. from 1957 onwards,including one,who's A-side was a million seller here,and the B-side doing likewise in America,which I think is unique!!!
    His career faded after a couple of years,and apparently,he made little money from his success,due to bad(?) management,and didn't even receive his coveted gold discs! He died in North wales in 2008,a forgotten star,but does anyone here,remember him?


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    Or:



    Sounds good to me !

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    The 'love-child' of Perry Como and Val Doonican....with the hint of a lisp. This one Marty sounds a little more raw/less refined.

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    Such simple enjoyment, ah the good old days I say, as I get older and older !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    Oudeius description is true. I thought the song "We will make love" deserved a Swiss yodel or two. "Rainbow" reminds me of Elvis's Wooden Heart period. Not my cup of tea but he deserves a mention in Merseyside music.
    Well spotted wSteve, the past is just a moment away,Marty 1.
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    the past is just a moment away,Marty 1
    I know it only to well Chas !

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    Obituary written by Spencer Leigh:
    I like the quote 'They said I had bought Hitler's yacht for 100,000, and I hadn't even got a bike'


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/ob...es-964176.html

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    Some good posts here, but does anyone actually remember him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Some good posts here, but does anyone actually remember him?
    No.
    I am not less happy that I have now heard of him, but I am not more happy either.

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    OK.
    Now that I have read Lizzies obit link.

    Wise words about the power of attorney. The record labels etc. are still 'at-it'.

    He was a hit in 1957 and for most of that year I was three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Some good posts here, but does anyone actually remember him?
    I don't, but in 1957 I was 8.
    Cheers,
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    But that's what I meant.....no one I've spoken to,has ever heard of him! Just seems odd,in these days when almost everything is "remembered",by someone,somewhere,there's no mention of him! I wonder if he's got a brick,in Mathew st?

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    I could'nt refrain from sticking my oar in on this one. I well remember Russ,he was'nt a raving rocker just a nice guy who sang gentle ballads. When we were in our teens we would sing his songs as we sat on the tenement stairway,they seemed to mean something then,adolescent wishes for a girl we could sing those songs too. Russ is one of the many forgotten pop stars of the 50's and 60's;Johnny Gentle,Terry Dene,Emil Ford,Craig Douglas et al. Where are they now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    I have heard that song before, but I wouldn't have known who it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian daley View Post
    I could'nt refrain from sticking my oar in on this one. I well remember Russ,he was'nt a raving rocker just a nice guy who sang gentle ballads. When we were in our teens we would sing his songs as we sat on the tenement stairway,they seemed to mean something then,adolescent wishes for a girl we could sing those songs too. Russ is one of the many forgotten pop stars of the 50's and 60's;Johnny Gentle,Terry Dene,Emil Ford,Craig Douglas et al. Where are they now?
    BrianD
    I was just wondering how you were doing Brian, a moment ago and here you are. I hope things are tickety-boo.
    You mention more lost names there, this 'et al' bloke rings a bell, but none of the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    I have heard that song before, but I wouldn't have known who it was.
    There is that mention in his obit that he had trouble with his 'Rs'. This put me in mind of that Only fools episode where the club singer had much the same problem. Vewy humewous, as I recall.

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    I was 6, I don't remember many singers although I do remember the tunes. I listen to loads from that era on utube but I've never come across any of his music !

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    For some reason I thought he was American but in fact he was born in Everton in 1932 and died 2008!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian daley View Post
    I could'nt refrain from sticking my oar in on this one. I well remember Russ,he was'nt a raving rocker just a nice guy who sang gentle ballads. When we were in our teens we would sing his songs as we sat on the tenement stairway,they seemed to mean something then,adolescent wishes for a girl we could sing those songs too. Russ is one of the many forgotten pop stars of the 50's and 60's;Johnny Gentle,Terry Dene,Emil Ford,Craig Douglas et al. Where are they now?
    BrianD
    At least you, do remember him then!

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    No wonder he was forgotten. He was crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaZappathing View Post
    No wonder he was forgotten. He was crap.
    Cwap. You mean.

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    aah eh! .. poor fellah

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    Like I've said,I'd never heard of him,but his achievement merits an inclusion,I think! Nowt to do with personal taste,which I thought was obvious!?

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    Ahh, poor fella was cwap..Really cwap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Like I've said,I'd never heard of him,but his achievement merits an inclusion,I think! Nowt to do with personal taste,which I thought was obvious!?
    Quite right Steve. As soon as there is a Hall of Fwame, he should be in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    Quite right Steve. As soon as there is a Hall of Fwame, he should be in it.
    Very very funny that.

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    Well I thought he was ok, not just me cup of tea but he did ok to have hits at that time both here and the US. Popular music didn't just start in the in the 70s and leave the poor chap alone, I'm surprised at you Oudies and Zap!

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    Swawy Marty, that Zwap wed me astway.

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    Wooahh, I walways gwet the bwame

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    What else could I say....pathetic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    What else could I say....pathetic!
    : Pwathwetic you mean. :

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