b. Keith Cyril Manifold, 2 Apr 1947, Biggin By Hartington, near Buxton, Derbyshire, Britain, d. 22 Might 2005, Sussex, Britain. Manifold learned to try out acoustic guitar and after completing his education, he wanted a singing profession. He was affected by country performers such as for example Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams. He was also significantly inspired from the recordings and specially the yodels of Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) and quickly became mostly of the British artists to be completely experienced in the artwork of yodelling. He produced his professional debut at an area golf club in Derbyshire in June 1965. In 1974, he became the first UK nation artist to reap the benefits of appearances on tv’sOpportunity Knocks, ultimately finishing second towards the series’ general champion Lena Zavaroni. He produced his 1st recordings for the Westwood label in 1974. In 1975, he performed the earning tune, ‘Who’s Gonna Bring Me Laughter’, in the 1975Opportunity Knocks Songwriters Competition, which led him to record for a significant label, and he was also voted the Billboard Greatest British Solo Musician at London’s Wembley Celebration. In 1977, he documented for DJM and in Sept 1978, he was sponsored and taken up to the united states to record an record in Nashville, using Nashville music artists. In 1986, he mixed his design to record a gospel record, which he was supported with the Pilling Brass Outfit. Manifold taken care of his popularity over time, he toured thoroughly in the united kingdom and also frequently played in a number of European venues. Sometimes he performed onstage along with his two daughters. He also possessed an entertainments company and was associated with promotional function and a documenting studio. He passed away right before a gig after struggling a sudden center attack.