Chanteur Country Canadien, Billy Whelan a débuté à la fin des années trente. Il est décédé le 2 Décembre 1987.

Born in 1922, Nova Scotia, Canada, d. 2 December 1987. Whelan began singing as a small child and in his early teens played guitar. In the early 50s he established himself as a popular artist on radio, appearing regularly on CBC, Canada’s national radio network, as well as on several local outlets. Among these appearances, Whelan hosted and performed on his own show, usually leading his band, the Western Serenaders. He also wrote many songs, but included in his repertoire familiar country favourites, all of which he performed with warmth and affection. Among the songs Whelan recorded are ‘At The End Of A Long Lonely Day’, ‘I Dreamed Of An Old Love Affair’, ‘The Letter Edged In Black’, ‘Harvest Rose Of San Antone’, ‘If I Had A Million Dreams To Dream’ and ‘I Don’t Want To Feel Blue’, ‘Have I Told You Lately That I Love You’, ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’, ‘Near The Cross’ and ‘Rockin’ Alone In An Old Rockin’ Chair’. In 1999, he was inducted posthumously into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame. (NB: Not to be confused with the Irish composer Bill Whelan of Riverdance fame.)

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country

I Dreamed Of An Old Love Affair (1956)

ANYTIME (1956)

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (1956)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Single

1963 ? SP Rodeo RO. 3162 (CAN)

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle / I Love Old New-Brunswick

Albums

196? LP 12" Banff ‎RBS.1129 (CAN)

Country Memories With Billy Whelan - Your Cheatin' Heart / Rockin' Alone In An Old Rockin' Chair / At The End Of A Long Lonely Day / I Dreamed Of An Old Love Affair / The Letter Edged In Black / Many Tears Ago / Anytime / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Bouquet Of Roses / Just A Closer Walk With Thee

196? LP 12" Banff ‎RBS.1154 (CAN)

Near The Cross - Let The Lower Lights Be Burning / Farther Along / May The Circle Be Unbroken / Old Time Religion / Have Thine Own Way / Lord I'm Coming Home / Near The Cross / Walk Ever Close To Me / Where Could I Go / Evening Prayer

1984 LP 12" CATTLE LP 62 (GER) BILLY WHELAN'S CANADIAN COUNTRY SOUVENIRS OF THE 1950'S - At The End Of A Long Lonely Day / I Dreamed Of An Old Love Affair / The Letter Edged In Black / Many Tears Ago / Anytime / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Your Cheatin' Heart / Bouquet Of Roses / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / Let The Lower Lights Be Burning / Near The Cross / Rockin' Alone In An Old Rockin' Chair

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