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Dorothy Squires

b. Edna May Squires, 25 March 1918, Llanelli, Dyfed, Wales, d. 14 April 1998, Llwynpia, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. A dynamic, dramatic and highly emotional singer, who retained an army of fans throughout a career spanning over 50 years. At her ‘live’ performances, especially during the 70s, the audience were there not just to be entertained, but also to pay homage. At the age of 18 she moved to London to become a singer, and worked at the Burlington Club, where she was discovered by American pianist and band leader Charlie Kunz. She sang with his band at the Casani Club, and made her first radio broadcast from there. In 1938 she joined songwriter Billy Reid And His Orchestra, beginning a professional and personal partnership that lasted until 1951, when she left to concentrate on a solo career. In between, she recorded many of Reid’s songs, such as ‘The Gypsy’, ‘It’s A Pity To Say Goodnight’, ‘A Tree In A Meadow’ and ‘When China Boy Meets China Girl’. During the 40s Reid and Squires teamed up to become one of the most successful double acts on the UK variety circuit, and she made frequent appearances on BBC Radio’s Melody Lane, Band Parade, Variety Fanfare and Henry Hall’s Guest Night.

In 1953 Squires had a UK chart hit with one of Reid’s biggest hit songs, ‘I’m Walking Behind You’ and, in the same year, married the young British actor Roger Moore. They settled in California for most of the 50s, sometimes playing cabaret engagements. After the couple’s acrimonious split in 1961, Squires made the UK Top 30 in collaboration with personality pianist Russ Conway, with her own composition ‘Say It With Flowers’. She also became the first British artist to play London’s Talk Of The Town. In 1968, after several unfruitful years, she financed her own album, Say It With Flowers, for President Records. This was followed by a version of the Stevie Wonder hit ‘For Once In My Life’, along with ‘Till’ and ‘My Way’ (an anthem which fitted her as perfectly as it did Frank Sinatra). During 1970, her version spent nearly six months in the UK chart, and inspired her to hire the London Palladium for a sell-out comeback concert, which she played to an ecstatic reception; a double album was released on Decca Records. In the 70s Squires was headlining again throughout the UK, in concerts and cabaret, and also returned to the USA to play New York’s Carnegie Hall. She hired the Palladium again in 1974 for a concert in memory of Billy Reid, and in 1979 released another double album, With All My Heart. During the 80s she became semi-retired, giving a few concerts, one of which became We Clowns - Live At The Dominion (1984), on her own Esban label; she also released Three Beautiful Words Of Love on Conifer.

Squires’ career was bathed in controversy and she became one of the most notoriously prolific libel litigants in showbusiness history, before eventually being instructed by a weary judge that she could no longer enter any further litigation without High Court consent. In 1989 she was evicted from her 17-bedroom Thames-side mansion that had once belonged to the celebrated actress Lily Langtry, and in 1995 her home was reportedly under threat once again. During the early 90s, Squires was still performing occasionally and in 1991 she released The Best Of The EMI Years, a 20-track compilation of her work with Billy Reid, some of her own compositions, and several of the other recordings she made for Columbia Records during the early 60s. After she was diagnosed with cancer, Squires auctioned the final items of her jewellery, and Roger Moore is said to have contributed to the cost of the treatment which failed to prevent her death in April 1998.
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Selected Discography

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Track List: 30 Greatest Hits

1. I'm In The Mood For Love

2. Sweet Dreams To You (To You, Sweet Dreams)

3. The Old Apple Tree Will Bloom Again

4. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons

5. Curly Top

6. A Tree In The Meadow

7. Unchangeable You

8. There's A Fairy In My Garden

9. Reflections On The Water

10. Our Love Story

11. Maybe Someday

12. It's Springtime Down Lover's Lane

13. We All Have A Song In Our Heart

14. Lonesome Lane

15. I'm Gonna Hold You In My Arms

16. I'd Give The World (To You, Sweetheart)

17. Tell Me A Story

18. Break My Heart And Say You Love Me

19. After All

20. Say Goodnight But Not Goodbye

21. When China Boy Meets China Girl

22. Kiss Me Once, Kiss Me More

23. In All The World

24. You Shouldn't Have Kissed Me (If You Didn't Mean It)

25. All Over Again

26. Anything I Dream Is Possible

27. If You Were Here

28. Too-Whit! Too-Whoo!

29. Mother's Day

30. Snowy White Snow And Jingle Bells

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Track List: The Best of Dorothy Squires

1. When You Lose the One You Love

2. It's the Talk of the Town

3. I Still Believe

4. This Is My Mother's Day

5. Don't Search for Love

6. Things Go Wrong

7. The Gypsy

8. I Saw That Look In Your Eyes

9. Without You

10. Precious Love

11. Danger Ahead, Beware

12. Dear to Me

13. If You Love Me

14. Is There Any Room in Your Heart?

15. Come Home to My Arms

16. I'll Close My Eyes

17. A Tree in the Meadow

18. What Is the Reason?

19. Someone to Love

20. I'm Walking Behind You

21. Banana Boat Song

22. It's a Pity to Say Goodnight

23. In All the World

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Track List: Live at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Disc 1

1. Overture Orchestral Medley (Live)

2. She's That Someone (Live)

3. Mame (Live)

4. Heck Of A Score (Live)

5. Open A New Window (Live)

6. You're My Best Girl (Live)

7. If He Walked into My Life / Open a New Window / Mame (Live)

8. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (Live)

9. Who Else But Me (Live)

10. Smile (Live)

11. Something Greater (Live)

12. I'm Walking Behind You (Live)

Disc 2

1. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Live)

2. Danny Boy (Live)

3. Young Men With Heads On High (Soliloquy) (Live)

4. The Whiffenproof Sing (Live)

5. (It Will Have To Do) Until the Real Thing Come Along (Live)

6. Eyes of a Man (Live)

7. Some Enchanted Evening (Live)

8. Hello Young Lovers (Live)

9. I Could Have Danced All Night (Live)

10. Will There Be A Place (Live)

11. Heart Of A City (Live)

12. Climb Every Mountain (Live)

13. My Way / Going Nowhere / My Way (Live)

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Track List: In Concert

Disc 1

1. My Way (Insturmental) (Live)

2. A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening (Live)

3. Can't Smile Without You (Live)

4. Help Me Make It Through The Night (Live)

5. Never Never Never (Live)

6. New York New York (Live)

7. I Remember It Well (Live)

8. Feelings (Live)

9. We Clowns (Live)

10. I'm Glad There Is You (Live)

11. You'll Never Walk Alone (Live)

12. Reprise: My Way (Insturmental) (Live)

13. Encore Medley: Say It With Flowers / For Once In My Life / Till (Live)

14. My Way (Live)

Disc 2

1. A Wonderful Day Like Today (Live)

2. Story Medley (Live)

3. A Lot Of Livin' To Do (Live)

4. Happy Feet (Live)

5. A Tree In The Meadow (Live)

6. San Francisco Medley (Live)

7. Tammy Tell Me True (Live)

8. Shakin' The Blues Away (Live)

9. When You Lose The One You Love (Live)

10. Yesterday (Live)

11. Everything's Comin' Up Roses (Live)

12. Homecoming Medley (Live)

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Track List: Say It With Flowers

1. Say It With Flowers

2. The Gipsy

3. Any Time

4. Moonlight And Roses

5. I'm In The Mood For Love

6. Be My Love

7. Mistakes

8. At The End Of The Day

9. Roses Of Picardy

10. Unforgettable

11. I'll Close My Eyes

12. Faith

13. A Tree In The Meadow

14. How Deep Is The Ocean

15. Once In A While

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