Val Doonican

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Michael Valentine "Val" Doonican (3 February 1927 – 1 July 2015) was an Irish singer of traditional pop, easy listening, and novelty songs, who was noted for his warm and relaxed style. A crooner, he found popular success, especially in the United Kingdom where he had five successive Top 10 albums in the 1960s as well as several hits on the UK Singles Chart, including "Walk Tall" and "Elusive Butterfly". The Val Doonican Show, which featured his singing and a variety of guests, had a long and successful run on BBC Television from 1965 to 1986 and Doonican won the Variety Club of Great Britain's BBC-TV Personality of the Year award three times. Doonican had a gentle baritone voice and, according to The Guardian, he had "an easygoing, homely charm that enchanted middle England".

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Year Title RatingReleases
1967 Val Doonican Rocks, But Gently 1
2003 The Val Doonican Christmas Album 1
The World of Val Doonican 1
Twenty Shades of Green 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1971 The World Of Val Doonican Vol. 4 1
1991 The Very Best Of 1
1999 His Special Years 1
2001 Love Songs 1
2003 18 Golden Love Songs 1
2008 The Very Best Of 1
This is...Val Doonican 1
Walk Tall 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1964 Walk Tall / Only the Heartaches 1

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Year Title RatingReleases
1964 13 Lucky Shades Of Val Doonican 1

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