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Roger Whittaker, born in Nairobi, Kenya on March 22, 1936 to English parents, is a popular pop/middle of the road singer and musician. He is also a successful composer of his own hits and has had many hit singles and sold millions of records all over the world since his first big success The Leavin' (Durham Town). He has a distinctive deep voice, although at the start of his career his trademark was whistling, at which he continues to practice now. After moving to and living in Britain for several years he had success at a Belgian music festival representing Britain with his (whistling) song Mexican Whistler, and later made an album Whistling All Over The World, but the songs Mammy Blue (not his own composition) and Durham Town were his biggest successes. He later had his own TV series and is known for inviting viewers to submit lyrics which he sets to music. It was in this way that The Last Farewell was composed, probably his biggest single success, and a number one in many countries. For many years he ran his own public house in the UK with his wife.
- More of his biography can be found at Roger Whittaker's bio
- See his homepage at rogerwhittaker.com
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