Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson
Carr was born in Exmouth, Devon, while Johnson was born in Surbiton, Surrey. They were both successful solo singers before their marriage in 1955. Carr had been lead singer with the Keynotes, who had two British hits in 1956 with Dave King: "Memories Are Made of This" (#5) and "You Can't Be True To Two" (#11). She also was a popular radio singer and comedian on Bernard Braden's Bedtime With Braden radio show.
Johnson had led his own teenage band, was a professional drummer and a recording artist dearly for Columbia in the early 1950s. He also was a DJ on Radio Luxembourg and later on BBC Radio 2, and had appeared in television shows such as the BBC's children's Crackerjack.
Pearl Carr now 92 and Teddy Johnson now 95 both live in Brinsworth House a retirement home for elderly entertainers.
Carr and Johnson were frequently on British television light entertainment programmes, such as The Winifred Atwell Show as well as Big Night Out and Blackpool Night Out. They represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1959 and finished second with the song "Sing, Little Birdie". This peaked at #12 on the UK Singles Chart. They also tried to represent the United Kingdom again in 1960 entering two songs into the pre-selection, "Pickin' Petals" and "When The Tide Turns", the latter making the final. It was up against Johnson's own brother, Bryan. In the end Bryan won and went on to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1960. He also came second, with the song "Looking High, High, High". Carr and Johnson released another single the following year entitled, "How Wonderful To Know", which charted at #23 in the UK.
- Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson - Music Biography, Credits and Discography. AllMusic. Retrieved on 2013-02-14.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 302. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- "Pearl Carr". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-02-14.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 95. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- "This Is Your Life - Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-02-14.
- Biography and "Sing, Little Birdie" song lyrics
- Eurovision Song Contest details website
- Pearl Carr at the Internet Movie Database.
- Teddy Johnson at the Internet Movie Database.
|Awards and achievements|
|United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
with "Looking High, High, High"