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
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.
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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