Nick Noble (born Nicholas Valkan, June 21, 1926 – March 24, 2012) was an American pop singer, who was best known for his recordings of "The Tip of My Fingers" and "Moonlight Swim".
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Noble was a graduate of Hirsch Metropolitan High School and Loyola University and a navy veteran in the later days of World War II.
Noble was popular in the mid-1950s, and he scored four hits on the newly created Billboard pop charts between 1955 and 1957. His singles remained popular in Chicago and nationwide in the early 1960s, with his 1962 cover of Carl Belew's "Hello Out There" reaching the WLS Top 15. He regained national chart status in 1978 with the country and easy listening hit "Stay With Me". He also recorded for Coral, and Columbia and during his career recorded 109 singles and four albums..
In later years, he was associated with and later owned the very successful and nationally known restaurant Lou Mitchells, in downtown Chicago
Noble died on March 24, 2012, aged 85.
Birth and Death Data: Born June 21st, 1926 (Chicago), Died March 24th, 2012 (Cook County)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1958 - 1961
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||105807||10/13/1958||Somethin' cha cha||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||105808||10/13/1958||A lucky silver dollar||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||105809||10/13/1958||Bonjour, bonsoir, bonne nuit||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||105810||10/13/1958||[Unknown title(s)]||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||106328||1/17/1959||My darling's earrings||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||106329||1/17/1959||How much can a heart take||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||107143||4/24/1959||Thank heaven for little girls||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||107144||4/24/1959||I need someone||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||107972||8/20/1959||I surrender dear||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||107973||8/20/1959||Go home baby, go home||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||108388||11/19/1959||Here we go again||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||108389||11/19/1959||Lemons and cloves||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||108390||11/19/1959||Goodnight, sweet dreams||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||109172||5/19/1960||The tip of my fingers||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||109173||5/19/1960||Sweet love||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||109551||9/12/1960||Island farewell||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||109552||9/12/1960||Excuse me||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||109894||12/2/1960||Over someone's shoulder||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||109895||12/2/1960||Some place to cry||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||110378||3/17/1961||They call me the fool||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||110379||3/17/1961||So many little things||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||110380||3/17/1961||House of blue nights||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||110381||3/17/1961||I'm gonna cry some tears||Nick Noble||vocalist|
|Decca||110739||6/22/1961||For just a little while tonight||Nick Noble||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Noble, Nick," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116270.
Noble, Nick. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116270.
"Noble, Nick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.
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