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David Whitfield (1925–1980)
bronze & blue brick
H 300 x W 120 x D 120 cm (E)
at all times
DAVID WHITFIELD (1926-1980) / Hull born and bred, this 1950s singing star / Appeared in music halls nationwide. Won the first British Gold Disc with Cara Mia / Was the first British male to top the US charts. / Often topped the bill at the London Palladium. / Working alongside the worlds greatest stars. / Sang twice at Royal Command Performances. / Entertained troops in the Far East. / Toured the USA nine times; Australia, thirteen. / Died on his thirteenth Australian tour. / His home and his heart were ever in Hull. / He left us a superb legacy of romantic song. / SCULPTOR GRAHAM IBBESON