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Val Doonican

Michael Valentine Doonican (3 February 1927 – 1 July 2015) was an Irish singer of traditional pop, easy listening, and novelty songs, who was noted for his warm and relaxed style. A crooner, he found popular success, especially in the United Kingdom where he had five successive Top 10 albums in the 1960s as well as several hits on the UK Singles Chart, including "If the Whole World Stopped Lovin'", "Walk Tall" and "Elusive Butterfly". The Val Doonican Show, which featured his singing and a variety of guests, had a long and successful run on BBC Television from 1965 to 1986 and Doonican won the Variety Club of Great Britain's BBC-TV Personality of the Year award three times.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 3rd, 1927 (Waterford), Died July 1st, 2015 (Buckinghamshire)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1967 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 119609 11/22/1967 If the whole world stopped lovin' Val Doonican vocalist  
Decca 119610 11/22/1967 I'd rather think of you Val Doonican vocalist  
Decca 119667 12/15/1967 Scarlet ribbons (for her hair) Val Doonican vocalist  
Decca 119668 12/15/1967 If I were a carpenter Val Doonican vocalist  
Decca 119669 12/15/1967 Hold me Val Doonican vocalist  
Decca 119670 12/15/1967 Yesterday Val Doonican vocalist  
Decca 119671 12/15/1967 Small world Val Doonican vocalist  
Decca 119672 12/15/1967 He'll have to go Val Doonican vocalist  
Decca 119673 12/15/1967 My coloring book Val Doonican vocalist  
Decca 119674 12/15/1967 The folks who live on the hill Val Doonican vocalist  
Decca 119675 12/15/1967 Take me Val Doonican vocalist  
Decca 120004 3/1/1968 You're the only one Val Doonican vocalist  
Decca 120005 3/1/1968 Thunderclouds Val Doonican vocalist  
Decca 120329 5/15/1968 Now Val Doonican vocalist  
Decca 120330 5/15/1968 The sun always shines when you're young Val Doonican vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Doonican, Val," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312644.

Doonican, Val. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312644.

"Doonican, Val." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312644

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