Dickie Valentine

Dickie Valentine (4 November 1929 – 6 May 1971) was an English pop singer in the 1950s. In addition to several other Top Ten hit singles, Valentine had two chart-toppers on the UK Singles Chart with "Finger of Suspicion" (1954) and the seasonal "Christmas Alphabet" (1955). Valentine was born Richard Maxwell in 1929 (his birth father was Dickie Maxwell) in Marylebone, London. He was known as Richard Bryce after his mother married Bryce and later was killed outright in a car crash on a single lane bridge at Glangrwyney, near Crickhowell, Wales on 6 May 1971, at the age of 41, together with pianist Sidney Boatman and drummer Dave Pearson, aged 42.

Links to Peel

Peel had a copy of his album, Presenting Dickie Valentine, in his Record Collection: V and nominated his number 1 hit, Finger Of Suspicion, as one of his Pig's Big 78 in 2001.

Shows Played

Dickie Valentine ---- The Finger Of Suspicion

Dickie Valentine ---- The Finger Of Suspicion.

  • 25 December 1987: Christmas Alphabet (LP - The Very Best Of Dickie Valentine) Decca

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