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Encyclopedia > Craig Douglas

See also Craig Douglas (Scottish rugby player)

Craig Douglas (born Terence Perkins on 12 August 1941 in Newport in the Isle Of Wight) was a British pop singer, who was very popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s. August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England, opposite Southampton. ... Pop music, in popular and contemporary parlance, is a subgenre of popular music. ...

Voted 'Best New Singer' in 1959, he went on to record no less than eight cover verions of former American hit songs, in his total of nine Top Twenty UK singles. Amongst that tally, Craig Douglas had a Number One single in 1959 with "Only Sixteen", which easily outsold Sam Cooke's original version. See also: 1958 in music, other events of 1959, 1960 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 22 - Buddy Holly records some acoustic demos in his New York City apartment. ...

He topped the bill on The Beatles' first major stage show, although their emergence spelt the end of Douglas' chart career. His final hit came in February 1963, when "Town Crier", flopped at Number 36.

Nevertheless, the well-remembered, early British rock 'n' roll pioneer, one of twins, tours to this day, doing cabaret, cruise ships and other bookings with aplomb.


  • Douglas's entry at 45-rpm.org



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