Nick Noble

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 108387 11/19/1959 Violino 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  
(Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116270

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