Talk:Adam Faith

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Untitled[edit]

His importance as one of the UK's earliest genuine pop stars should not be underestimated. Along with Cliff Richard, Marty Wilde, Craig Douglas, and a little later on Billy Fury, he carved out a home grown identity for British record buyers to follow. Adam Faith was hugely successful as a singer, actor and financial guru, plus he was generally 'well-loved'. Someone out there needs to Be Bold.

Derek R Bullamore 22:17, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Born[edit]

So was be born in Staffordshire or Acton? The article appears to say both? MRSCTalk 10:24, 28 December 2006 (UTC) Ah ok that was where he died. I've made that a bit clearer. MRSCTalk 10:27, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Song titles[edit]

The 1974 single was "I Survive" (no "d" on the end). Yes, I know, very anal...but I corrected it anyway! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.75.72.108 (talk) 21:47, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

I don't think thats anal at all, thanks for updating, feel free to add anything else you think is relevant to the article, or create some new articles for singles/albums. Sue Wallace (talk) 22:09, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes, hear hear. Adam Faith deserves far more respect (albeit posthumously) than the present article proffers. All creditable, citeable, referenced, NPOV input is warmly welcomed from this corner. Be bold !
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 22:47, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

"It's Alright" was the only single to chart on Billboard in the US. It made #31 in Feb 1965. I remember him singing this on the Hullabaloo TV show. (AndyM) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.22.194.159 (talk) 21:29, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Not sure how many astute financial advisors are declared bankrupt owing 32 million —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.61.33.98 (talk) 02:28, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

School[edit]

A previous version said he went to John Perryn Secondary School. This is not possible as John Perryn School in Long Drive, East Acton, has always been a Primary School. It is certain that Faith went there or at least to John Perryn Junior School until he was 11. My view would be that he went to Bromyard Secondary School in Bromyard Avenue, East Acton after that but I have no evidence of that. If he did, it was called that while he was there and had its name changed to Faraday Secondary School (later Comprehensive) in the early '60s. It is now an Islamic school. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Victor Middlesex (talkcontribs) 21:55, 17 February 2010 (UTC)


Copyright problem[edit]

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Dead external links to Allmusic website – January 2011[edit]

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--CactusBot (talk) 10:58, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Death?[edit]

The article says he died at hospital, yet I recall the newspapers at the time reported that he died "on the job" with his mistress. I enjoyed Adam's music and acting, so I'm not out to have a go at him, I just think that the circ's of his death are notable and should be recorded here. Does anyone have an accurate source for his place and manner of death? DavidFarmbrough (talk) 09:13, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Newspaper accounts that show best possession of the facts of what went on are most useful, likewise any account in a posthumous biography of him. I too have read news stories but the exact timing of his illness and death needs checking.Cloptonson (talk) 14:10, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
lol, you could just try obtaining his death certificate. That would certainly be the only source I would rely upon, I certainly wouldn't rely upon a biography, if one exists. That's just for those interested in the facts. A death certificate would only be acceptable to wikipedants if it was then published in a book, so if you do obtain a copy of it don't try repeating the facts on here or those idiots will be down on you like a ton of bricks, believe me.

And PS, his surname isn't double barrelled on his birth certificate ... (really, it isn't, honest. Yes, I do know.) John2o2o2o (talk) 23:41, 19 November 2015 (UTC)