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Marty Wilde (born Reginald Leonard Smith, April 15, 1939, in Greenwich, South London) is an English singer and songwriter. He was among the first generation of British pop stars to imitate American rock'n'roll. is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Greenwich is a town, now part of the south eastern urban sprawl of London, England, on the south bank of the River Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... South London area South London (known colloquially as South of the River) is the area of London south of the River Thames. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more of the mass media. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...



He was performing under the name Reg Patterson at London's Condor Club in 1957 when he was spotted by impresario Larry Parnes. Parnes gave his protégées surnames like Fury, Power, Gentle and Pride etc, hence the change to Wilde. The 'Marty' came from the commended 1955 film Marty. Wilde was signed to the British recording arm of Philips, with US releases appearing on the Epic label via Philips' reciprocal licensing agreement with Columbia Records Stateside. (Philips had yet to acquire the Mercury group as its US division). This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... An impresario is a manager or producer in one of the entertainment industries, usually Music or Theatre. ... Larry Parnes (full name Laurence Maurice Parnes) was born 1930, in Willesden, London; died 4 August 1989, London. ... For other uses, see Marty (disambiguation). ... Philips HQ in Amsterdam Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics N.V.), usually known as Philips, (Euronext: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) is one of the largest electronics companies in the world, founded and headquartered in the Netherlands. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ...

From mid 1958 to the end of 1959, Wilde was one of the leading British rock singers, along with Tommy Steele and Cliff Richard. Wilde's backing group were called the Wildcats who featured Big Jim Sullivan on lead guitar, and Brian Locking and Brian Bennett on drums who later joined The Shadows. For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Young Love by Tommy Steele Tommy Steele OBE (born December 17, 1936 in London, England) is a English entertainer. ... Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb on 14 October 1940) is an English singer, actor and businessman. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Brian Locking b. ... Brian Bennett is a drummer, pianist, composer, arranger and producer of popular music. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... The Shadows were an English instrumental rock n roll group active from the 1950s to the 2000s. ...

He appeared regularly on the BBC Television show 6.5 Special and was the main regular artiste on the Saturday ITV popular music shows Oh, Boy! and Boy Meets Girls. There he met and married Joyce, one of The Vernons Girls who were also show regulars. The courtship was highly public but, after the marriage, Wilde's popularity as a teen idol declined. BBC Television is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which began in 1932. ... The Six-Five Special was a television programme launched in February 1957 when both television and rock and roll were in their infancy in Britain. ... It has been suggested that Channel 3 (UK) be merged into this article or section. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more of the mass media. ... Oh Boy! was the first teenage all-music show on British TV 1958-1959. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... For other uses, see Teen idol (disambiguation). ...

He moved partly into all-round entertainment, appearing in musicals such as the West End production of Bye Bye Birdie and films. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in history Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... Bye Bye Birdie is a Tony Award-winning musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ...

He enjoyed success as a songwriter in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He penned the virtual one-hit wonders The Casuals' "Jesamine", plus Lulu's "I'm A Tiger", and the early Status Quo's "Ice In The Sun". UK 45 rpm single for Mickey (1982) by one-hit wonder Toni Basil CD single of the Baha Mens Who Let the Dogs Out? In the music industry, a one-hit wonder is an artist generally known for only one hit single. ... Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, OBE, (born 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, actor, model, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through the 2000s. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...

In the early 1970s, Wilde changed his music style to Glam Rock and became 'Zappo'. He released only a few singles which never charted and reverted back to Marty Wilde shortly after. David Bowie as Glam superstar Ziggy Stardust on the cover of his 1973 Album Aladdin Sane Glam rock (also known as glitter rock), is a style of rock and roll music, which initially surfaced in the post-Hippie early 1970s. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ...

Later on, as songwriter and/or record producer, he masterminded a string of 1980s hits for his daughter Kim Wilde. His son, Ricki Wilde also gained some notice in the music industry, working mainly in promotion and A&R. In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ricki Wilde (often spelled Ricky Wilde) is a songwriter, musician, producer and brother of Kim Wilde, and son of the pre-Beatles singer and actor Marty Wilde, from the UK. Ricki has two sons and one daughter. ... In the music industry, Artiste and Repertoire (A&R) refers to the division of a record label that is responsible for scouting and artist development. ...

Like many of his contemporaries, Wilde continues to perform in nostalgia tours in the UK and beyond.

In 2007 he celebrated 50 years in the business with another UK tour, and the issue of a compilation album, The Greatest Hits. The music industry is the industry that creates, performs, promotes, and preserves music. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ...


His notable UK singles are listed below, with their peak positions in the UK Singles Chart and, for cover versions, the song's original artist given in a further set of brackets. The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ...

1958 James Frederick Rodgers (born September 18, 1933 in Camas, Washington) is sometimes classed as a rock and roll singer, but his style was more typical of traditional pop music. ... See also: 1957 in music, other events of 1958, 1959 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 28 - Little Richard begins attending classes at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama February 14 - The Iranian government bans rock & roll because they claim that the form...

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1960 Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959) was a pioneer of rock and roll. ... The Belmonts, later known as Dion and the Belmonts, are a doo wop group that originated in the mod 1950s. ... 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. ... Phil Phillips promotional advertisement Phil Phillips (born John Phillip Baptiste on March 14, 1931 in Lake Charles, Louisiana) is an African American singer and songwriter best known for his 1959 hit Sea of Love. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Robin Luke (born March 20, 1942) was an American rockabilly singer. ... Nirvana are a UK-based progressive rock band formed in 1967, primarily active in the late 1960s and early 1970s - and still sporadically active to the present day. ... Robert Gordon (1668-1731) was born in Aberdeen. ... “Sound recorder” redirects here. ... The Everly Brothers are a pair of brothers who were top-selling country-influenced rock and roll performers, best known for their acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing, who had their greatest success in the 1950s. ... See also: 1959 in music, other events of 1960, 1961 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - Elvis Presley is promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army February 6 - Songwriter Jesse Belvin dies in an automobile accident in Los Angeles, California. ...

  • "Johnny Rocco" (30)- written by Les Vandyke.
  • "The Fight" (47)
  • "Little Girl" (16) (October 1960)

1961 Les Vandyke (born Yani Panakos Paraskeva Skoradalides, 21 June 1931, in Battersea, South London, England) was a popular singer/songwriter in the 1950s and 1960s. ... See also: 1960 in music, other events of 1961, 1962 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - Motown Records signs The Supremes January 20 - Francis Poulencs Gloria is premiered in Boston February 12 - The Miracles Shop Around becomes Motowns first...

  • "Rubber Ball" (9) (Bobby Vee)
  • "Hide and Seek" (47)
  • "Tomorrow's Clown" (33) (September 1961) - written by Wilde himself
  • "Sea of Heartbreak" (Don Gibson)

1962 Bobby Vee (born April 30, 1943) is an American pop music singer. ... Donald Eugene Gibson (April 3, 1928 – November 17, 2003) was an American country musician. ... See also: 1960s in music. ...

  • "Jezebel" (19) (Frankie Laine) (April 1962)
  • "Ever Since You Said Goodbye" (31)

1968 Frankie Laine, born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio (March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007), was one of the most successful American singers of the twentieth century. ... See also: 1967 in music, other events of 1968, 1969 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ...

1971 By the Time I Get to Phoenix is an American pop song written by Jimmy Webb and made famous by Glen Campbell, whose version reached #3 on the U.S.Pop charts in 1967. ... Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella, 7 November 1942, in New York) is an American rock and roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. ... Glen Campbell, December 2004 This article is about the singer. ... Abergavenny (Welsh: ), meaning Mouth of the River Gavenny, is a town in the principal area of Monmouthshire, Wales. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Shannon is a name originated in Ireland and is directly linked to the countrys longest river. ... See also: 1970 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ...

  • "The Busker"

Partial discography

  • Wilde About Marty (LP, August 1959)
  • Showcase (LP, May 1960)
  • Diversions (LP, 1969?)
  • Wilde About Marty / Showcase BGOCD594 (CD compilation album of the first two LPs, 2003)

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Marty Wilde appeared in the following films:-

  • Jet Storm (1959)
  • The Hellions (1961)
  • What a Crazy World (1963)
  • Stardust (1974)

Stardust is a 1974 British film directed by Michael Apted and starring David Essex and Adam Faith. ...


Wilde's other son, Marty Wilde Jr., was a contestant on The Golf Channel's The Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe. The Golf Channel, sometimes abbreviated as TGC, is an American cable television network with coverage focused on the game of golf. ... The Big Break is The Golf Channels reality television program. ...

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Marty Wilde was born Reginald Leonard Smith in Blackheath, London, England on April 15th, 1939.
Marty lived in Greenwich until he and his mother moved to different parts of the country to follow Reg senior who was a Sandhurst-trained Sergeant and was posted to Devon and then on to Capel Curig North Wales to help train new army recruits for the war effort.
Marty Wilde formed a group with some of his local friends called Reg Smith and the Hound Dogs, and he and the group would eventually play with some success at local gigs in the South of England, until eventually, bit by bit, word got around about this new band.
Kim Wilde - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (752 words)
Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith on November 18, 1960) is a British pop singer, gardener, and pop cultural figure.
She was born in Chiswick, West London as the first child of 1950s Rock and Roller Marty Wilde and Joyce Baker, formerly of the British singing and dancing group the Vernons Girls.
She moved with her family to Hertfordshire at the age of 9 where she was educated at Presdales School, Ware, before completing a foundation course at St Albans College of Art and Design in 1980.
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