Roger Whittaker was a British singer-songwriter and musician who rose to fame in the 1960s and 1970s with his unique blend of folk, pop and easy listening music.
He was born on March 22, 1936, in Nairobi, Kenya, and spent his early years in Africa before moving to the United Kingdom to pursue his music career.
Whittaker’s music is characterized by his distinctive baritone voice, which he uses to great effect in his performances.
He was also known for his skills as a guitarist and whistler and his songs often feature these instruments prominently.
Over the course of his career, Whittaker released numerous albums and singles, many of which have become hits in the UK and around the world.
Some of his most popular songs include The Last Farewell, Durham Town, New World in the Morning and I Don’t Believe in If Anymore.
In addition to his music career, Whittaker has also worked as a television presenter and hosted his own variety show, The Roger Whittaker Show, in the 1980s.
He has also been involved in various charitable causes, including the fight against poverty and hunger in Africa.
Whittaker’s unique style and timeless songs have earned him a devoted fan base around the world, and his influence on the music industry can still be felt today.
Kenyan-born British folk singer Roger Whittaker dies at 87 pic.twitter.com/h7wIPVREWO
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Roger Whittaker net worth
At the time of his death, Whittaker had an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Roger Whittaker career
Whittaker began his career as a folk singer in the 1960s.
Her music is known for its blend of folk, pop, and country influences, and his distinctive baritone voice.
Whittaker released over 50 albums throughout his career, with many of his songs becoming hits in the UK and around the world.
One of his most famous songs is The Last Farewell, which was released in 1971 and became a chart-
topping hit in the UK and several other countries.
In addition to his music career, Whittaker also worked as a television presenter and hosted his own TV show, The Roger Whittaker Show, in the 1980s.
He has also appeared in several films and TV shows, including The Benny Hill Show and The Wiggles.
Throughout his career, Whittaker has received numerous awards and accolades, including a BAFTA for his TV work and an Ivor Novello Award for his songwriting.
He was also awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 2002 for his services to music.