Marty Wilde (born Reginald Leonard Smith, 15 April 1939) is an English singer and songwriter. He was among the first generation of British pop stars to emulate American rock and roll, and is the father of pop singers Ricky, Kim and Roxanne Wilde.
Wilde was born in Blackheath, London. He was performing under the name Reg Patterson at London's Condor Club in 1957, when he was spotted by impresario Larry Parnes. Parnes gave his protégés stage names like Billy Fury, Duffy Power and Dickie Pride, hence the change to Wilde. The 'Marty' came from the commended 1955 film, Marty. Wilde was signed to the British recording arm of Philips Records, with US releases appearing on the Epic label via Philips' reciprocal licensing agreement with Columbia Records stateside. (Philips had yet to acquire the Mercury group as its US division.)
From mid-1958 to the end of 1959, Wilde was one of the leading British rockЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Diversions [1969, альбом]
- The Best of Marty Wilde [сборник]
- The Greatest Hits: Born to Rock 'n' Roll [05.03.2007, сборник]
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|Ever Since You Said Goodbye||
|Sea Of Love||
|Why Must I Be A Teenager In Love- Marty Wilde||