Recording Artist, Entertainer & Broadcaster
2010 celebrated the 50th anniversary of Ricky Valance's show-business career.
With ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’, Ricky achieved Silver, Gold and Platinum discs as he soared to the top of the British Hit Parade, reaching the coveted Number One position on the 29th September, 1960.
‘Tell Laura’ entered the Top 50 on August 25th, and a month later knocked The Shadows with ‘Apache’ off the Top Spot.
‘Tell Laura’ remained in the charts for a total of 16-weeks, holding on to Number One for three of them. Ricky was up against some stiff competition at the time from more established artists such as Cliff Richard, Eddie Cochran, The Every Brothers and even Elvis! A tremendous feat for an artist’s first recording.
Although a further Top 30 entry would elude Ricky in the UK, he sold over seven million copies of ‘Tell Laura’ worldwide, enjoyed Top 20 chart hits with his other recordings outside of the UK, spent two years with Columbia Records, Recorded in Nashville in 2001 and chartered in the US Country Charts, tasted success in the Contemporary Christian Charts and is still looking to regain a chart position in the near future, in the contemporary or country charts.
Today Ricky lives in Spain, on the Costa Blanca, where he is a regular performer in local Clubs and Theatre and spends summers touring in the British Isles.
In the last couple of years Ricky has also hosted his own TV Chat show , a Golfing Show for Living In Spain TV (SKY 293) and stared in a short film 'The Mob'.
Ricky is available for Worldwide Bookings, Cruise Ships, Tours, Country Music Festivals and Sixties Revivals.
Come inside and learn a little more about the man who most definitely was not a ‘One Hit Wonder’.