Tommy Steele

Born 17 December 1936.

'50s English singer

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Tommy Steele chats to Richard Allinson

Musician Tommy Steele chats to Richard Allinson, in for Steve Wright

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Biography

Tommy Steele OBE (born Thomas William Hicks, 17 December 1936), is an English entertainer, regarded as Britain's first teen idol and rock and roll star.Dubbed Britain’s answer to Elvis Presley, he reached No.1 with Singing the Blues in 1957, and The Tommy Steele Story was the first album by a UK group to reach No.1.

Steele’s film credits include Half A Sixpence, The Happiest Millionaire and Finian's Rainbow, and he has made many stage tours in the UK. He is also a songwriter, author and sculptor. His claim to have shown Elvis Presley around London has been challenged by more than one source.

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