Jean Bennett (2)

Jean Bennett (2)

English popular singer in the resort's clubs for more than 30 years.
☆ 1947, Chorley, UK
✞ November 25, 2003, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, UK

Started lessons at the age of seven and made her first appearance in music festivals in Blackpool.
Won numerous contests, including the Kathleen Ferrier Rose Bowl at Blackpool Music Festival and appeared in the Uncle Peter Webster Talent Shows on Central Pier, along with Bobby Bennett.
At the age of 15, began a career singing in Lancashire clubs, where special dispensation had to be made for her to appear because of her age.
In 1974 was invited to sing at the Essen Press Ball in Germany by the Mayor of Essen, who had heard her singing in their twin town of Sunderland. She was billed as "The Little English Girl with the Big Voice" and appeared on the same bill as Caterina Valente.
was a three times winner of Opportunity Knocks and appeared in the All Winners show alongside the Black Abbots with Russ Abbot. Shortly after that she appeared on ITV's People and Places.

In her 35-year career she worked with alongside such personalities as Bob Monkhouse, Des O'Connor and Tony Christie. In the later stages of her career, she worked in the Blackpool area under the guidance of the late agent and manager Norman Teal.
Also performed many summer seasons in various Blackpool social clubs.
Married her husband Jim Nuttall in March 1986 and had one son. She died in Blackpool Victoria Hospital on November 25, aged 56


Jean Bennett (2) Discography


NEV LP 151 Jean Bennett (2) Jean Bennett Sings...(LP) Nevis NEV LP 151 UK 1978 Sell This Version
AM 061 Jean Bennett (2) Jean Bennett ... By Request(LP) Park Lane Records AM 061 UK 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

UP 35093 Jeanie Bennett* Love Is A Merry-Go-Round(7") United Artists Records UP 35093 UK 1970 Sell This Version
T.E.R.R. 1 Jean Bennett (2) The Blackpool Belle(7") T.E.R.R. T.E.R.R. 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version