23rd June 1940

On This Day…
23rd June 1940
Adam Faith Born
Singer and actor. Born as Terence Nelhams Wright at 4 Churchfield Road East, Acton. He was spotted while playing in a skiffle group in the 2i’s Coffee Bar Soho, and subsequently made his first appearance on the ‘6.5 Special’ pop music television programme. He became the first UK artist to have his initial seven records in the top five of the hit parade, including ‘What Do You Want’ and ‘Poor Me’.
As his musical career began to wane, he took to acting, achieving great popularity in the television series ‘Budgie’ and appearing in the film ‘Stardust’. Died after suffering a heart attack while on tour, at the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
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