Don Fardon

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Don Fardon (born Donald Maughn, 1940, Coventry, Warwickshire)[1] is an English pop singer.


His biggest success was his cover version of "Indian Reservation" by John D. Loudermilk(1968, [US Singles Chart|US]: #20) (1970, UK: #3,[2] U.S.: #20,[3] Australia: #4. The global sales were estimated at over one million copies.[4] Before his solo success, Fardon was singer with The Sorrows.

His follow-up single "Follow Your Drum" reached #16 on the Australian Singles Chart in May 1972.

In 1973 his track "Delta Queen" reached #86 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[3] He covered The Kinks' hit, "Lola" in 1974. Fardon also released a cover version of "Running Bear". In 2006 he re-released his single, "Belfast Boy", in tribute following the death of George Best.[5]

The re-recorded version by Manchester band, "The Electric Stars", reached #3 in the UK charts in its first week of being released.

His recording of the song "I'm Alive" (a cover of Tommy James & The Shondells) has been featured in a UK television advertisement for Five Alive fruit drinks, and a Dutch Vodafone commercial. On the back of the success of the latter, "I'm Alive" was reissued in the Netherlands and in March 2011, it reached the Top 20 of the Dutch singles chart.

Prior to becoming a singer he worked as a draughtsman for Alfred Herberts Ltd in Coventry.

Albums discography[edit]

  • Lament of the Cherokee (1968) GNP
  • I've Paid My Dues (1970) Decca
  • Released (1970) Youngblood
  • Indian Reservation (1988) GNP
  • Line Dance Party (1998) Grasmere
  • Indian Reservation (1999) Elap
  • I'm Alive (2003) RPM
  • Letter (2005) Magic
  • Coventry Boy (2006) Castle[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 195. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ a b Allmusic - Billboard charts
  4. ^ Murrells, Joseph G. (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 239. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ Allmusic - discography

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