Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

United Kingdom

Singer Ricky Valance dies aged 84

Sixties crooner Ricky Valance has died aged 84.

Valance had a number one hit with the mawkish single “Tell Laura I Love Her.

The song is about teenager Tommy who dies in a stock car race.


He’s trying to win money to buy his sweetheart Laura a wedding ring.

His last words are the song’s title.

The single spent 16 weeks in the charts, three of them at number one.

Valance – born David Spencer – was the first Welshman to have a solo number one.

He joined the RAF at 17 and saw action in North Africa.

Valance turned to singing three years later playing the tough Northern club circuit.

His agent said the singer died from dementia.

Valance and his wife Evelyn were living in Skegness, Lincolnshire, at the time of his death.





Latest Tweets


You May Also Like

United Kingdom

Film director Ridley Scott has recalled the death of actor Oliver Reed while making the Oscar winning blockbuster Gladiator. Scott said hard-drinking Reed “just...


The controversial Russian businessman Viktor Baturin, well-known for his years-long counterstanding with his wealthy sister Elena, widow of Moscow ex-mayor Yuri Luzhkov, is likely...

United Kingdom

The Tremeloes. Dave Munden centre Dave Munden the Tremeloes drummer – and often lead singer – with the 60s chart toppers has died. He...

United Kingdom

The Watneys Party Seven is making a comeback. The ubiquitous 70s beer was a bland fizzing bitter ridiculed by many. The drink’s insipidness helped...