b. 11 October 1929, Birmingham, England, d. 19 October 1972. A ballad singer with a fine tenor voice, who had success in the popular field in the UK during the 50s and early 60s, before he went on to become a star in opera. After studying at the Royal Academy, Hughes made his West End debut in the romantic musical Belinda Fair (1949). During the 50s, he was a regular on radio and television in programmes such as The Passing Show, Come To Charlie, Henry Hall’s Guest Night, Presenting David Hughes, TV Starlight, Sunday Night At The London Palladium, Spring Song, Boy Meets Girls (from Paris), and his own series, Make Mine Music. He also appeared with Ginger Rogers, Lizbeth Webb and Brian Reece in a television version of the 1948 West End musical Carissima, and was back on the London stage himself in 1956 in Summer Song. Hughes was also ...
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