Edna Savage

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Edna Savage
Born (1936-04-21)21 April 1936
Warrington, Cheshire, England
Died 31 December 2000(2000-12-31) (aged 64)
Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
Genres Traditional Pop
Years active 1954– 1960
Labels Parlophone, Columbia (UK)

Edna Savage (21 April 1936 - 31 December 2000[1]) was a traditional pop singer in the United Kingdom.

She was born in Warrington, Cheshire, England. She had two sisters, both older. Her father was a landscape gardener, her mother an amateur singer. She left school at age 15 (common in the UK in those days). At first she trained as a telephone operator, but after a few bands had her sing for them locally, she quit the telephone job to sing professionally.

She auditioned twice for the BBC before making her first broadcast, in 1954. She recorded a number of records, only one of which charted, "Arrivederci Darling" in 1956, which made it to #19 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] In 1957 she participated in the UK qualifying heat for the Eurovision Song Contest. In addition to being briefly married to fellow singer Terry Dene, Savage married three more times.[2]

She died at the age of 64.[2][3]

Recordings[edit]

Data from:[3]

Year Title Songwriters Orchestra Label and catalogue reference
1955 "I'll Be There" Wayne Ron Goodwin Orchestra Parlophone R4017
1955 "Evermore" Levine/Roberts Ron Goodwin Orchestra Parlophone R4017
1955 "Stars Shine in Your Eyes" Rota/Parsons/Turner Ron Goodwin Orchestra Parlophone R4043
1955 "A Star is Born" Roberts/Hennessy Ron Goodwin Orchestra Parlophone R4043
1955 "Candlelight" Miller/Roberts/Trevor Ron Goodwin Orchestra Parlophone R4067
1955 "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" Mann/Hilliard Ron Goodwin Orchestra Parlophone R4067
1955 "Arrivederci Darling" Rascel/Fishman Accompaniment directed by Peter Knight Parlophone R4097
1955 "Bella Notte" Lee/Burke Accompaniment directed by Peter Knight Parlophone R4097
1956 "Tell Me, Tell Me, Tell Me that You Love Me" Goodwin/Sheridan Ron Goodwin Orchestra Parlophone R4139
1956 "Please Hurry Home" Raleigh/Gaze Ron Goodwin Orchestra Parlophone R4139
1956 "My Prayer" Kennedy/Boulanger Accompaniment directed by Reg Owen Parlophone R4226
1956 "Me 'n You 'n the Moon" Cahn/Van Heusen Accompaniment directed by Reg Owen Parlophone R4226
1956 "A Tear Fell" Randolph/Burton Ron Goodwin Orchestra Parlophone R4159
1956 "Something Old, Something New" Bower/Woof Ron Goodwin Orchestra Parlophone R4159
1957 "Never Leave Me" Jenkins Ron Goodwin Orchestra Parlophone R4253
1957 "Don't Ever Go (I Need You)" Maxin Ron Goodwin Orchestra Parlophone R4253
1957 "Me Head's in de Barrel" Hilliard/DeLugg Ron Goodwin Orchestra Parlophone R4301
1957 "Five Oranges, Four Apples" Mann/Curtis Ron Goodwin Orchestra Parlophone R4301
1957 "Diano Marina" Weedon/Innes Reg Owen Orchestra Parlophone R4360
1957 "Let Me Be Loved" Livingston/Evans Reg Owen Orchestra Parlophone R4360
1958 "Near You" Goell/Craig Accompaniment directed by Bob Sharples Parlophone R4489
1958 "Why, Why, Why" Vidalin/Datin/Roberts Accompaniment directed by Bob Sharples Parlophone R4489
1958 "Once Killalee"   Ron Goodwin Orchestra Parlophone R4420
1958 "My Shining Star" Masters/Olias Ron Goodwin Orchestra Parlophone R4420
1958 "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" Burke/Dubin Edwin Braden & his Orchestra with Michael Holliday Columbia (UK) SEG 7836 (EP)
1958 "'S Wonderful" Gershwin/Gershwin Edwin Braden & his Orchestra with Michael Holliday Columbia (UK) SEG 7836 (EP)
1958 "Tea for Two" Youmans/Caesar Edwin Braden & his Orchestra with Michael Holliday Columbia (UK) SEG 7836 (EP)
1958 "Goodnight My Love" Tobias/Lemare/Arnheim Edwin Braden & his Orchestra with Michael Holliday Columbia (UK) SEG 7836 (EP)
1959 "Beautiful Love" Gillespie/Young/King/van Alstyne Accompaniment directed by Ron Goodwin Parlophone R4572
1959 "Maybe This Year" Stelman/Wakeley Accompaniment directed by Ron Goodwin Parlophone R4572
1960 "All I Need" Stanford/Donahue Accompaniment directed by Ron Goodwin Parlophone R4648
1960 "Everyday" Hardy/Petty Accompaniment directed by Ron Goodwin Parlophone R4648

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 482. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b "Warrington-born singing star Edna Savage dies at 62". The Guardian Series. Newsquest Media Group. 18 January 2001. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Edna Savage 21-04-1936 to 31-12-2000". Retrieved 2011-06-08.