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Kenneth McKellar

Name:Kenneth McKellar
Born:23-6-1927
Nationality:Scottish
   
National Finals:UK National Final 1966
ESC Entries:A man without love (1966)
   
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Biography

Kenneth McKellar was a Scottish tenor. McKellar studied forestry at the University of Aberdeen, after graduation working for the Scottish Forestry Commission. He later trained at the Royal College of Music as an opera singer. He did not enjoy his time with the Carl Rosa Opera Company and left them to pursue a career singing traditional Scottish songs and other works. From 1959 to 1977 he frequently toured the United States and Canada with other Scottish entertainers such as Helen McArthur, often appearing in small local venues.McKellar toured New Zealand in 1964. On many occasions in the 1960s and 1970s he appeared on the BBC Television Hogmanay celebration programme. He also made numerous appearances on the popular White Heather Club television series (19591968), hosted by Andy Stewart.He also recorded several classical works. He retired in 1996.

McKellar died of pancreatic cancer, at the age of 82,  on 9 April 2010

 

Entries

Country:The United Kingdom
Year:1966
Language:English
   
Artist:Kenneth McKellar
Song:A man without love
Lyrics:Peter Callander
Composer(s):Cyril Ornadel
Conductor:Harry Rabinowitz
   
Backings:
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Points:8
Position:9
Running order:18
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