David was a Tenor Vocalist
Recording Star of the 1950's in the UK.
In a time before Rock 'n' Roll when
music was music,
there was no heavy metal,
rave, pop or electronic thumping beat.
Just a pure voice,
and beautiful tunes that combined to
make music which is preserved in the
golden era known as the 'Fabulous Fifties'.
Roland Ott :
" My association with David Whitfield was short but a memorable one.
"He was extremely friendly kind and a jolly joker"
"I loved his laugh and he was still popular with the ladies".
David then, in the twilight of his career came to Perth Western Australia
to appear at the local twice weekly television show "In Perth Tonight "
compared by Don Spencer, Bruce Allen and Tim Connor.
During his stay in Perth WA he also performed his cabaret act at "Romano's
It was here that he performed to fully houses and bought with him memories
from the UK to the many English migrants that had settled in WA.
By the 80's, even though the charts were sounding the Disco beat, David
was still performing not just in Britain but the World. Unfortunately
David died whilst touring Australia in 1980. Aged only 54, he left behind
a legacy of quality music and memories of a now by-gone era.
string of Chart Hit singles recorded on the DECCA Record label, David
became Britains biggest recording star of the mid 1950's.
'Rags to Riches',
'The Book' and
'My September Love'
were some of the songs which contributed to his success and were played on
Gramophones and Dancettes by teenagers of the period.
Signed to the Decca Record Company David's biggest hit was a song called
'Cara Mia' which was written by MANTOVANI who also provided accompaniment
on this track with his String Orchestra.