16 September 1953|
Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
|Died||23 March 1995
|Associated acts||Black Lace, Smokie|
Alan Leslie Barton (16 September 1953 – 23 March 1995) was a British singer and member of the hit-making duo Black Lace. Their hits included "Agadoo", "Superman" and their United Kingdom Eurovision Song Contest 1979 seventh-place finisher "Mary Ann" in Jerusalem.
Born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, Barton replaced Chris Norman in Smokie in 1986, recording six albums with them, and touring extensively as their lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist. He was the lead singer on Smokie's revival of their hit, "Living Next Door To Alice", recorded with British comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown, as "Living Next Door To Alice (Who the F**k is Alice)". In the early 1990s he released his only solo album, Precious (1991) and two accompanying singles: "July 69" (1990) and "Carry Your Heart" (with Kristine Pettersen) (1991).
- Pierre Perrone. "Obituary: Alan Barton | People | News". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
- "Black Lace - Mary Ann (United Kingdom 1979) | Participant Profile | Eurovision Song Contest". Eurovision.tv. 1979-03-31. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
- "Alan Barton Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
- "Entertainment | 'Worst song' Agadoo re-released". BBC News. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
- Black Lace website
- Smokie.co.uk - feature articles about Smokie
- barton.adc.kz - official homepage about Alan Barton and his son Dean Barton
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