Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Singer Joan Regan 'dies aged 85'

Singer Joan Regan ahead of the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium

British singer Joan Regan has died in London aged 85, the BBC reported.

Joan had chart hits in the late 50s and early 60s with records including Ricochet, May You Always and If I Give My Heart To You and also had her own BBC TV series Be My Guest.

Born in Romford, Essex, she was signed up by theatre impresario Bernard Delfont and went on to star on both sides of the Atlantic with artists including Perry Como, Max Bygraves and Cliff Richard and performed on many occasions at the London Palladium.

An accident in the shower in 1984 caused a blood clot on the brain and left her paralysed and without speech, but through therapy she made a complete recovery and was able to sing again.

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