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Terence (Terry) Nelhams-Wright, known as Adam Faith (June 23, 1940March 8, 2003) was an English singer and actor. He was born in Acton in West London, and was unaware that his real surname was Nelhams-Wright until he applied for a passport and obtained his birth certificate. He was known as Terry Nelhams in early life. Publicity photo taken in the 1960s. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages English (de facto) Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st... Acton is a place in the London Borough of Ealing, west London. ... This article is about the British city. ...

Adam Faith was one of Britain's early pop stars. His first hit, "What Do You Want", came in 1959, and with subsequent songs like "Poor Me" "Don't That Beat All" and "Someone Else's Baby" he established himself as a serious rival to Cliff Richard in British pop music. His style and looks were in complete contrast to Cliff's, offering a real alternative for the teenage market. Like most contemporary pop singers, he did not write his own material, and much of his early success was attributable to his partnership with John Barry. He gave a credible account of himself on the TV interview series Face to Face with John Freeman in December 1960. 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cliff Richard Sir Cliff Richard (born Harry Rodger Webb in Lucknow, India, on October 14, 1940) is one of the United Kingdoms most popular singers. ... For the 1979 song by M, see Pop Muzik. ... John Barry, OBE (born John Barry Prendergast on November 3, 1933 in York, England) is considered one of the Big Four of modern film composers (the others being John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, and Henry Mancini). ... Face To Face was a live 35 episode BBC British television series broadcast between 1959 and 1962. ... The Right Honorable Major John Freeman, MBE was born on 19 February 1915. ... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...

Faith's brand of sometimes rather twee pop ("Lonely Pup (In a Christmas Shop)") became less popular through the 1960s in the face of competition from groups like the Beatles, and he began an alternative career as an actor. While still a musician he had appeared in films such as Beat Girl (1961), but now he concentrated on acting in the theatre. In the 1970s he went into music management, managing Leo Sayer among others. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The Beatles were a pop and rock music group from Liverpool, England, who continue to be held in the very highest regard for their artistic achievements, their huge commercial success, and their groundbreaking role in the history of popular music. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Leo Sayer (born on May 21, 1948) is a performing artist whose singing career has spanned four decades. ...

He appeared in the 1970s television series Budgie, about an ex-convict, but after a car accident as a result of which he almost lost a leg, his career suffered something of a decline. It restarted in 1975 when he landed a major role as the manipulative manager of rock star David Essex in the film Stardust. In the early 1990s, Faith had another hit TV series in Love Hurts with Zoe Wanamaker. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Budgie was a British television series starring Adam Faith which aired on ITV between 1970 and 1972. ... Leg has multiple meanings: For the limbs of animals that support them above the ground: in the case of the legs of humans, see Human leg; in the case of the legs of horses, see Equine leg; in the case of the legs of crabs, lobsters, and their close relatives... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... David Essex (born July 23, 1947) is a British actor and singer who has enjoyed a varied career. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... Zoe Wanamaker as Madam Hooch Zoë Wanamaker, Honorary CBE (born May 13, 1949 in New York City) is an American-born actress who lives and works in the United Kingdom. ...

In the 1980s Adam Faith's interests moved from show business to finance and he became a financial investments advisor. In 1986 he was hired as a financial journalist, by the Daily Mail and its sister paper the Mail on Sunday. He also had an involvement with the television Money Channel. But the channel proved to be an unsuccessful venture and closed down in 2001. Adam Faith was declared bankrupt owing a reported £32m. The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... The Daily Mail is a British newspaper, currently a tabloid, first published in 1896. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, administration - see text) in the UK. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ...

He had had heart problems since 1986 when he underwent open heart surgery. He became ill after his stage performance in Stoke on Trent on the Friday evening and died in hospital of a heart attack early on Saturday morning, March 8, 2003. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cardiac surgery is surgery on the heart, typically to treat complications of ischemic heart disease (e. ... The city of Stoke-on-Trent (also known as The Six Towns or The Potteries) is a City in The Midlands, United Kingdom. ... A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ...

At the time of his death, much of the British tabloid press revelled in reporting his apparent last words; these being a comment on British television channel, five: "Channel Five's all shit, isn't it?". Although it is not certain that these were his actual last words, it has become a popular urban myth in recent years. Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... Five, formerly known as Channel 5, is the United Kingdoms fifth national terrestrial TV Channel. ... Urban Legend is also the name of a 1998 movie. ...

Michael Caine, (born Maurice Micklewhite) said that his mother worked with Adam's mother in their early days, but because each, of course, referred to her son by his real name, they never made the connection to each other's already well-known offspring. Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth in Batman Begins Sir Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, CBE (born 14 March 1933), known professionally as Sir Michael Caine, is an English film actor. ...

External links

  • All Music Guide entry
  • Adam Faith site

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Adam Faith was one of the better ones, a late-'50s/early-'60s singing star who went on to a respectable acting career in television, movies and theater.
Faith first emerged on the music scene on the Top Rank and HMV labels, but he saw little chart success until Drumbeat came along in 1959.
Faith also resumed his film career, most notably with a major supporting role in the 1975 Michael Apted movie Stardust, starring David Essex, the Roger Daltrey starring vehicle McVicar (1980), and the television version of Murder on the Orient Express (1985).
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Terence (Terry) Nelhams-Wright, known as Adam Faith (June 23, 1940—March 8, 2003) was a English singer and actor.
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Adam Faith was declared bankrupt owing a reported £32m.
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