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David was the first ever British male singer to be awarded a Golden disc for sales of 'Cara Mia' and was also apparently the first British Male singer to achieve a million seller in the US.

Even today some 40 years later, David Whitfield is one of the few artists who achieved double figures for consequetive weeks on the chart since their dawning in 1952. 'Cara Mia' notched up 10 weeks at Number One in 1954.

David had his own T.V. shows, made eight appearances on the 'Ed Sullivan' show at the 'Toast of the Town' in New York, US and made three 'Royal Command' Performances at the London Palladium.

Other stars performing at the 1954 Royal Command Performance were Bob Hope, Frankie Howerd, Guy Mitchell, Norman Wisdom, Dickie Valentine, Max Bygraves, Frankie Laine, Howard Keel, The Crazy Gang, Joan Turner, Jack Buchanan, Al Read, Jimmy Wheeler, Richard Hearne, Gladys Cooper and Leslie Hanson.


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