Singer who had the show The Val Doonican Show and who released five top ten albums on the U.K. Albums chart.
He came from a musical family.
He was part of the Four Ramblers and performed on BBC Radio.
He was raised with seven brothers and sisters and had to take a factory job after his father passed away when he was a teenager. He married Lynnette Rae and raised two daughters, Sarah and Fiona.
Bing Crosby was one of his main influences.