Kenny Lynch was once Britains best known all round black entertainer.
Britain’s best-known black all-round entertainer has been a television personality for three decades. The youngest of 13 children, he first appeared on stage at the age of 12 with his sister, singer Maxine Daniels.
At 16 he joined Ed Nichol’s Band and before going into the services. In 1957 worked in a string of bands including Bob Miller’s. He joined HMV Records and hit the UK Top 40 in 1960 with his debut single, a cover of ‘Mountain Of Love’. He appeared in several films and hit his recording peak in 1963 with two successive Top 10 entries a cover of "Up On The Roof" and "You Can Never Stop Me Loving You" (which made the US Top 20 when covered by Johnny Tillotson).
Over the next 20 years he was one of the UK’s busiest and most popular entertainers and was also awarded an OBE. He co-wrote the Small Faces number 1, "Sha La La La Lee" and has recorded spasmodically since then on Columbia, Atlantic Records, Polydor, Laser, Towerbell and Spartan. In 1983, he had a surprise chart return with a Brit-funk track "Half The Day’s Gone And We Haven’t Earned A Penny"
Today Kenny Still Tours and works for several charities.
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