The singles collection 1954-62

Roy Hamilton (performer)
The singles collection 1954-62
The singles collection 1954-62 The singles collection 1954-62

The singles collection 1954-62

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The singles collection 1954-62
Roy Hamilton 1929-1969
Acrobat, 2018
3 cd's
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63 - Amusement: Engels (NBLC) P4 - Populaire muziek Engels (Flemish music schema)

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About Roy Hamilton

Roy Hamilton (April 16, 1929 – July 20, 1969) was an American singer. By combining semi-classical technique with traditional black gospel feeling, he brought soul to Great American Songbook singing.

Hamilton's greatest commercial success came from 1954 through 1961, when he was Epic Records' most prolific artist. His two most influential recordings, "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "Unchained Melody", became Epic's first two number-one hits when they topped the Billboard R&B chart in March 1954 and May 1955, respectively. Hamilton became the first solo artist in the label's history to have a US top-ten pop hit when "Unchained Melody" peaked at No. 6 in May 1955.

Early life

Roy Hamilton was born in Leesburg, Georgia where he began singing in church choirs at the age of six. In the summer of 1943, when Hamilton was fourteen, the family migrated north to Jersey City, New Jersey in search of a …Read more on Wikipedia