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
|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||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||120330||5/15/1968||The sun always shines when you're young||Val Doonican||vocalist|
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.
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