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There’s a timelessness about Rosemary Squires that almost defies belief. From her first BBC Radio Series in 1949 she remained in the forefront of popular song for over 60 years as the only singer of her genre whose career spans the years of the Queen’s Reign.

Born in Bristol, later moving to Salisbury, an early ambition to be a jazz singer was honed at gigs around the West Country and soon flourished into big band, cabaret and even variety. In recording, radio, television and concert hall Rosemary has worked with countless star performers from Geraldo to the BBC Concert Orchestra and has shared top billing on both sides of the Atlantic including such stellar names as Danny Kaye, Sammy Davis Jnr, Cliff Richard and Ken Dodd for a season at the London Palladium.

A regular broadcaster on radio and TV throughout Europe and coast to coast USA on The Johnny Carson Show, Rosemary was twice voted the most televised vocalist of the year and featured in the Melody Maker top vocalist poll for five consecutive years.

Having performed at a number of Royal events, Rosemary was delighted during 2011 and 2012 to join the London Concert Orchestra’s UK tour of ‘Happy and Glorious’ in celebration of HM’s Diamond Anniversary. The late Queen Mother had once said to her “Don’t ever stop singing will you?” and of course she was happy to obey, particularly as it coincided with her own sixtieth year as a professional artiste.

Epithets abound from ‘Britain’s Doris Day’ to the ‘Queen of the Jingles’ (remember the record breaking ‘Hands that dishes…’?) but the truth is whether at the Albert Hall or a village hall she remains a unique personality with a beguiling and distinctive West Country burr. Her proudest epithet, however, is to be known as a musician’s singer,

Now retired she lives with her husband in Salisbury. At her final major performance at the Festival Hall in 2012 Rosemary, with characteristic humour quipped “No, I may never have been a mega star but I’ve seen a few come and go!”

 

" It's hardly surprising that I have special affinity with artistes who have chalked up 50 years in the business ! To have achieved 60 years is even more fantastic and, Rosemary, you have my respect, love and, of course, heartfelt 'Congratulations...'! 
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