Jill Day

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Jill Day (Yvonne Page, 5 December 1930, Brighton, England – 16 November 1990, Kingston-Upon-Thames, England) was a successful pop singer and actress in Britain in the 1950s and early 60s.


She was born in Brighton and found fame in movies, radio and television. She appeared in several films including Beat Up the Town and All for Mary and sung on the soundtrack of The Good Companions and Doctor At Sea. In 1957, she competed in the heats of the contest to represent the United Kingdom in the 1957 Eurovision Song Contest, eventually losing out to Patricia Bredin. In the early 1960s, Day had her own comedy sketch show on BBC Television, The Jill Day Show. She also appeared on Dee Time.

A Jill Day comic strip drawn by Denis Gifford was published in Star Comics (1954), edited by Gifford and Bob Monkhouse.

Day was well known for her long slim dresses with stiff petticoat under the below-the-knee hem which she wore in numerous television appearances.

She faded from public view as public tastes for pop music changed through the late 1950s and 1960s, eventually retiring to live in London.


In 2003, an album of her best-known songs was released, The Very Best of Jill Day:

  1. Sincerely
  2. Happiness Street
  3. I'm Old Fashioned
  4. Holiday Affair
  5. Quiet Man
  6. Mangos
  7. Tear Fell
  8. Little Johnny Rainbow
  9. I Dreamed
  10. Cinco Robles
  11. Give Her My Love When You Meet Her
  12. I'll Think About You
  13. I Hear You Knocking
  14. Hold Me In Your Arms
  15. Wherever You May Be
  16. Far Away From Everybody
  17. Snowy Snowy Mountain
  18. Somewhere In The Great Beyond
  19. Oh Daddy Can I Be Your Dolly Forever
  20. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  21. Ding Dong
  22. Lonely Nightingale
  23. Promises
  24. Way Of Love
  25. Chee Chee Oo Chee
  26. Whistlin' Willie

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