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Ronnie Carroll

Ronnie Carroll, 1934-2015

Lived at: N/A

Profession: Northern Irish singer and entertainer

Professional work:

  • Represented the UK twice at the Eurovision Song Contest: he came fourth in both 1962 and 1963 with hits Ring-A-Ding Girl and Say Wonderful Things

  • His best known track, a cover of Roses Are Red (My Love), climbed to number three in the charts, 1962

  • Attempted to break the record of political candidates to poll the fewest votes by becoming a candidate for the Emerald Rainbow Islands Dream Ticket party in Hampstead and Highgate, 1997

  • Ended up garnering 141 votes, far higher than the fewest ever recorded thus failed to break record

Ronnie Carroll
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