Personalities | Adam Faith | Fifties | Rock

(Vocals, 1940–2003)

London-born Terence Nelhams sang in skiffle group The Worried Men, before changing his name at UK TV guru Jack Good’s suggestion. After early flops, arranger John Barry provided string backing for 1959’s UK No. 1 ‘What Do You Want’, while 1960’s follow-up ‘Poor Me’ also topped the chart, and Faith accumulated 22 more hits by 1966. In 1972, he discovered Leo Sayer, and in 1974, starred with David Essex in Stardust. 1988 brought TV stardom as Budgie, and in 1993, he starred with Zoe Wanamaker in the Love Hurts TV series. During the early 1990s, he provided investment advice in the Daily Mail.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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