Dorothy Squires Tortured Diva

Dorothy Squires  Tortured Diva

This is the first ever biography of Dorothy Squires, for a half a decade one of Britain's most feted singers, by her friend and confidant, David Bret.

Author: David Bret

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539948595

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This is the first ever biography of Dorothy Squires, for a half a decade one of Britain's most feted singers, by her friend and confidant, David Bret. They met at the height of the BBC Payola scandal, and remained close for 26 years. In this book, much of which is told in Dorothy's own words and confidences, we learn of her triumphs and tragedies, her love affairs-the tempestuous ones with bandleader-composer Billy Reid and the actor Roger Moore, whom she married-and those she kept secret from all but her most intimate circle. Bret and Dorothy Squires never hold back when discussing the ups and downs of her life. Her refusal to grant Moore his freedom after their marriage failed. Her ferocious spats with "the establishment" which saw her banned on television and radio, and resulted in impresarios turning their backs on her until she affected one of the most spectacular comebacks in show business history. The fight to clear her name when she was arrested and accused of corruption. Her name being included on entertainment blacklists in France and America. Her sad and untimely fall from grace, brought about by the many frivolous lawsuits which left her virtually penniless and resulted in her being declared a vexatious litigant, and which saw her evicted from her home and taken in by friends. And finally, her lonely demise, and the fights over her estate. Dorothy Squires' life was a veritable rollercoaster ride of intense, frequently almost unbearable emotion, but as Bret reveals in this fascinating and alternatively moving and sardonically humorous book, it was a wonderful life. Dorothy Squires: Troubled Diva contains over forty photographs and a complete UK and international discography. David Bret is one of Britain's leading show business biographers. He has also published novels, two factual books about The Wars of the Roses, appeared in around thirty films and television documentaries, and made over 700 radio broadcasts. Quotes from the book: Dorothy Squires: "What drives me is the applause. Once it's there in the bloodstream, you can't get it out. It's not the pay-cheque, it's the feeling that an audience loves you." Roger Moore, former husband: "I don't think you can develop a charisma. Either you have it or you don't have it, and she had it."
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My Heart is Bleeding

My Heart is Bleeding

Written by Dorothy’s good friend JOHNNY TUDOR, this fascinating first biography of a Welsh singing phenomenon is an unprecedented insight into the glitz and glamour of 1940s and ’50s Hollywood and Dorothy’s triumphant comeback in the ...

Author: Johnny Tudor

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750982924

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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As a young girl toiling in a South Wales tin works, Dorothy Squires dreamt of being a singing star, but was ridiculed by all around her. At the tender age of sixteen she escaped the valleys and boarded a train for London. It was here that she met and fell in love with songwriter and band leader Billy Reid, the older man who was to make her a star. The pair became an international success, but the relationship foundered, and Dorothy found herself falling in love with the much younger Roger Moore, a struggling actor who she would spend all her time establishing as a star. Written by Dorothy’s good friend JOHNNY TUDOR, this fascinating first biography of a Welsh singing phenomenon is an unprecedented insight into the glitz and glamour of 1940s and ’50s Hollywood and Dorothy’s triumphant comeback in the 1960s and ’70s.
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Billboard

Billboard

... Dorothy Squires, who booked the 2,785-seat Carnegie Hall for one concert
only, said her manager Richard Armitage. ... It should be possible for these
proven artists to do the same thing as Dorothy — book major venues themselves
and ...

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
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Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries

SEE Moore , Dorothy Squires . SQUIRES , HARRY D . , 1897Ev ' ry time I hear
your name ; words by Harry D . Squires . 3 p . 50¢ © Irving Arthur Music Corp . ,
New York ; 30Nov56 ; EP103940 , Heavenly music ; instrumental . 3 p . ( For
piano ] ...

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105006281153

Category: Copyright

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The Law Reports

The Law Reports

А LORD DENNING M.R. Mrs. Edna May Moore is a singer who is professionally
known as Dorothy Squires . In 1953 she was married to Mr. Roger Moore , who
has since acquired fame as a television artist known as “ The Saint . ” On April 20
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Author: Great Britain. High Court of Justice. King's Bench Division

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ISBN: SRLF:A0009871625

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Rock Obituaries Knocking On Heaven s Door

Rock Obituaries   Knocking On Heaven s Door

(EDNA MAY SQUIRES) Born March 25, 1915 Died April 14, 1998 A Welsh-born
pop singer who was popular in Britain in the Forties and Fifties, Dorothy Squires
led a particularly tumultuous life. Though she trained as a nurse, Squires moved
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Author: Nick Talevski

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857121172

Category: Music

Page: 700

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The fascination with tragedy and the subsequent theatre of voyeurism are part of human nature, especially when it involves our icons, celebrities and musicians. Knocking On Heaven's Door is the definitive book of rock 'n' roll, pop, R&B and blues deaths. Often, only the biggest selling artists are written about and sometimes it is the death of a personality that cements their iconic status. Knocking On Heaven's Door not only covers the rock legends who lived hard and died young, this detailed reference contains over 1,000 obituaries of music industry personalities, famous and obscure from mid-fifties to the present day. Alphabetical entries of all the important individuals, including: noteworthy producers, managers, songwriters, record company founders A&R men and even critics, puts all the information at your finger tips. Nick Talevski has spent a decade researching this comprehensive and authoritative reference book and it will be an indispensable and practical addition to every music library, full of irresistible and intriguing information.
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The Gardiner Squires Connection

The Gardiner Squires Connection

... Seth Luckey Squires , had died . He thought his party had located it only to be
almost wrecked themselves in a terrible storm . They were Frederic married Lila (
last name unknown ) and had two children . Dorothy Squires ( 1125 ) and Fred ...

Author: Tiger Gardiner

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ISBN: WISC:89066147679

Category: New York (State)

Page: 114

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Media and Arts Law Review

Media and Arts Law Review

When Love Turns Sour by Dorothy Squires talking to Weston Taylor ” . The words
attributed in this article to Dorothy Squires were actually provided by the
journalist . The question for the court was whether the article pretended to be
written by ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105062209445

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The Virgin Encyclopedia of Fifties Music

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Fifties Music

SQUIRES , DOROTHY Beverly Rupe , daughter of Art , who launched a reissue
cam - paign making much of the ... ALBUMS : Dorothy Squires Sings Billy Reid (
Nixa 1958 ) * * * , Say It With Flowers ( President 1968 ) * * * , This Is My Life ( Ace
 ...

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023129450

Category: Music

Page: 416

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The aim of this book is to provide a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of the music of the 1950s. There are over 1000 entries on the bands, musicians, songwriters, producers and record labels of this decade, everyone who had any significant impact on the postwar music culture which gave birth to rock and roll. From Doris Day, Nat King Cole, Chuck Berry and Frank Sinatra to the Everley Brothers, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran and Elvis Presley, this encyclopaedia aims to answer any query about any aspect of 50s music. As well as the giants of the decade, the book also includes those artists who flourished briefly such as Frankie Ford and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.
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St Louis

St  Louis

Since the founding of St. Louis, African Americans have lived in communities throughout the area.

Author: John A. Wright Sr.

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439631539

Category: History

Page: 128

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Since the founding of St. Louis, African Americans have lived in communities throughout the area. Although St. Louis' 1916 "Segregation of the Negro Ordinance" was ruled unconstitutional, African Americans were restricted to certain areas through real estate practices such as steering and red lining. Through legal efforts in the court cases of Shelley v. Kraemer in 1948, Jones v. Mayer in 1978, and others, more housing options became available and the population dispersed. Many of the communities began to decline, disappear, or experience urban renewal.
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The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles

The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles

... group 28 Jul 60 MUSTAFA Pye International 7N 25057 43 1wk 23 Oct 71 51
WILL RETURN Polydor 2058 141 5 12wks STAMFORD BRIDGE UK , male vocal
group 16 May 70 CHELSEA Penny Farthing PEN 715 47 1 wk Dorothy SQUIRES
 ...

Author: Jo Rice

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105042424395

Category: Popular music

Page: 275

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Copyright

Copyright

... April 20 , 1969 , an by “ The Beatles lyrics and music is vested in The article
appeared on the front page of that newspaper , head Beatles so that they are
exclusively entitled to execute the lined “ How Love Turns Sour , by Dorothy
Squires " .

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ISBN: OSU:32437010974638

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The Press and the People

The Press and the People

92 Singer not bankrupt The Sun was wrong to say that singer Dorothy Squires
described herself as a bankrupt when she left court after appealing against a
receiving order . A story headlined “ Dot weeps over her £ 900 debt ” said : “
Leaving ...

Author: Press Council

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105060956732

Category: Journalism

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Annual Report of the Press Council

Annual Report of the Press Council

Singer not bankrupt The Sun was wrong to say that singer Dorothy Squires
described herself as a bankrupt when she left court after appealing against a
receiving order . A story headlined “ Dot weeps over her £900 debt ” said : “
Leaving court ...

Author: Press Council

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ISBN: UOM:39015067510654

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You Must Remember This

 You Must Remember This

Her name was Dorothy Squires , and she and Billy were later to form one of the
best known double acts in show business . His first published song was written in
the late 1930s , and called , somewhat improbably , “ When the Rose of Tralee ...

Author: Mark White

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: UOM:39015015037826

Category: Music

Page: 304

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Offers brief profiles of top composers, songwriters, lyricists, arrangers, and producers and describes the songs and musicals with which each one is associated.
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Radio Times

Radio Times

... John Jezard ) Conductor , Paul Fenoulhet Tom Mennard Dorothy Squires
Cardew Robinson Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band Presented by Bill Worsley
11.0 MORNING STORY ' Ends of the Earth ' Written and read by C. Gordon
Glover 7.0 ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951002801200S

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Imprint

Imprint

One discovery was that instantaneous com - bustion that was to bring Roger out
of his un - happy marriage to Dorothy Squires and give him a new lease of life .
He explains : “ As awful as it sounds , I fell in love with Luisa at first sight .

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ISBN: UCAL:B3914588

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British Hit Singles

British Hit Singles

... vocalist 3 wks 3 Oct 81 THE STROKE Capitol CL 214 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
3 wks Rick SPRINGFIELD Australia , male vocalist 13 wks Dorothy SQUIRES UK
, female vocalist 46 wks 14 Jan 84 24 Mar 84 HUMAN TOUCH RCA RICK 1 .

Author: Paul Gambaccini

Publisher: Billboard Books

ISBN: 0823075729

Category: Music

Page: 408

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John Nash

John Nash

Author: Barbara A. Sasseman

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ISBN: WISC:89066419623

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Page: 209

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John Nash, son of Benjamin Nash and Maria Verney, was born Jan 1800 in Hampstead Marshall, Berkshire, England. John married Diana (Deanna) Ward on 13 May 1822 in Highclere, Southampton, England. They had 6 children. John and his family immigrated to the United States in 1846, settling in Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Diana died in 1866 in Nepeuskun, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. John died there also on 27 Dec 1885. John's ancestors and descendants have lived in England, Wisconsin, Missouri, Texas, Kansas, and other areas in the United States.
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Lal s Commentaries on Law of Copyright and Neighbouring Rights

Lal s Commentaries on Law of Copyright and Neighbouring Rights

3 Mrs Edna May Moore , the plaintiff , was a singer who was professionally
known as Dorothy Squires . In 1953 she was married to Mr . Roger Moore , who
has since acquired fame as a television artist known as “ The saint ” . On 20th
April ...

Author: Nathuni Lal

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105043941793

Category: Copyright

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