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Joan Regan


Joan Regan was created in Romford, Essex over the 19th January 1928. While functioning being a photographer’s re-toucher, she cut several discs, versions from the music Too Adolescent and I’ll Walk Only which after arriving at the eye of Bernard Delfont, gained her a documenting agreement with Decca Information. As practically all of her English contemporaries in those days, she was offered American tracks to hide, her first becoming Right up until I Waltz Once again ALONG WITH YOU and I’ll CONTINUALLY BE THINKING ABOUT You, but neither of the were strong plenty of to break right into the graphs. On her behalf third music, Ricochet, she was supported by the vocal group The Squadronaires which simply reached the very best 10 by the end of 1953 and resulted in her regular looks on it series Quite In contrast, which was adopted later on by four group of her personal display, Be My Visitor. During 1954 and 1955 she got several strikes with further addresses, SOMEBODY ELSE’S Roses, EASILY Give My Center To You, Reward Of Yellow metal and AWAIT Me Darling which she was supported by The Johnson Brothers. She created her act to add impressions of Gracie Areas, Judy Garland and celebrity Anna Neagle and in the past due 1950s, she made an appearance several times in the London Palladium like the Royal Command efficiency and also within the display Stars WITHIN YOUR Eye with her longterm friend, Russ Conway who was simply her rehearsal pianist through the early days. Departing Decca in 1958, she authorized with EMI’s HMV label and got one final top 10 strike in the summertime of 1959 and four small strikes during 1960 with another business Pye, Happy Wedding anniversary, Papa Enjoys Mambo, AMONG THE Lucky Types and It SHOULD BE Santa. She wedded Harry Claff in 1957 who got worked in the Palladium however they divorced in 1963 after he was jailed for five years for scams. By this time around, the hits got completely dry out and she experienced a nervous break down, and relocated to Florida, marrying Martin Cowan. She experienced a mind haemorrhage in 1984 and was remaining paralysed but retrieved enough to seem on stage once again with Russ Conway. She authorized a new cope with Nectar information in 1992 and proceeds to make events looks on stage.

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Full Name Joan Regan
Died September 12, 2013, London, United Kingdom
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality British
Spouse Harry Claff, Dick Howell
Music Songs Happy Anniversary, May You Always, Papa Loves Mama, Prize of Gold, Someone Else's Roses, Ricochet, When I Grow Too Old To Dream, If I Gave My Heart to You, Must Be Santa, Wait for Me Darling, Cleo and Me-O, Sinner Or Saint, I'll Close My Eyes, Wonderful Wonderful, I'll Travel With You, One Of The Lucky Ones, Till They've All Gone Home, Two Kinds of Tears, Croce Di Oro, Jilted, Don't Let Me Stand In Your Way, I'll Always Be Thinking Of You, Till I Waltz Again With You, Danger Heartbreak Ahead, Good Evening Friends, The Bluebells of Broadway Are Ringing Tonight, If You Learn To Love Each Other, I Know Why, When You Know Someone Loves You, Open Up Your Heart, The Rose and the Flame, It's Foolish But It's Fun
Albums Joan And Ted, If I Give My Heart To You, Golden Oldies, Collection, Ladies In Jazz - Joan Regan, Evermore, Wait For Me, Darling, The Greatest Hits Collection, The Best Of Joan Regan, Just Joan, Songbirds of the 40's & 50's - Joan Regan, Nostalgic Memories-The Very Best of Joan Regan-Vol. 102, Cross Heart, Sweet Lady
Nominations NME Award for British Female Singer

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Pro of Contra 1963 TV Series Singer
A Santa for Christmas 1957 TV Movie
Panto Parade 1954 TV Movie



The Spaniard's Curse 1958 performer: "Dreaming of the Days Gone By"
Six-Five Special 1958 performer: "I'll Close My Eyes"
A Prize of Gold 1955 performer: "A Prize of Gold"



Quite Contrary 1953-1954 TV Series Herself
Paul Merton's Palladium Story 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Golden Shot 1973 TV Series Herself
That's for Me 1965 TV Series Herself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1955-1965 TV Series Herself
Comedy Bandbox 1964 TV Series Herself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1962-1963 TV Series Herself
Be My Guest 1959-1961 TV Series Herself - Presenter
A Christmas Night with the Stars 1959-1960 TV Series Herself
Hello London 1960 Documentary Herself
Showtime 1959-1960 TV Series Herself
The Royal Variety Show 1960 TV Movie Herself
Russ Conway 1960 TV Series Herself
Make Mine Music 1959 TV Series Herself
There's Always Music 1959 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Find the Singer 1959 TV Series Herself
Words and Music 1959 TV Series Herself
Riverside One 1958 TV Series Herself
Six-Five Special 1958 TV Series Herself
Six-Five Special 1958 Herself
Off the Record 1955-1957 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer
The Jack Jackson Show 1957 TV Series Herself - Performer
The Lenny the Lion Show 1957 TV Series Herself
The Holiday Show 1956 TV Movie Herself
Camera One 1956 TV Series Herself
The Tin Pan Alley Show 1956 TV Series Herself
Holiday Hotel 1955 TV Series Herself

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