Dorothy Squires

Dorothy Squires

Real Name:
Edna May Squires
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Dorothy Squires (March 25, 1915-April 14, 1998) was a Welsh vocalist.

She was born Edna May Squires in Pontyberem, (about 12 miles from Llanelli), Carmarthenshire, in South Wales. Her parents were Archibald James Squires, a steelworker, and his wife Emily. She began to perform professionally as a singer at the age of 16.

She did most of her work with the orchestra of Billy Reid who was her partner for many years. After she joined his orchestra, he began to write songs for her to perform. In the immediate post-war years she recorded the original version of Reid’s composition, “A Tree in the Meadow,” best known in the United States in its recording by Margaret Whiting, which reached No.1 on the US charts. Similarly, her version of Reid’s composition, “I’m Walking Behind You” was covered by Eddie Fisher which became a No.1 hit in the US and her recording of “The Gypsy” became a No.1 hit there after being waxed by The Ink Spots - their biggest hit. (It was also a major hit for Dinah Shore.)

After her relationship with Reid ended she married British actor Roger Moore (007) in 1953 in New Jersey. Moore was twelve years her junior. The marriage lasted until 1961, when Moore left her and moved in with Luisa Mattioli, whom he was unable to marry legally until Squires granted him a divorce in 1969.

Squires later became notorious for her involvement in court cases. She even took out a libel action against the actor Kenneth More for mistakenly referring to Luisa as Roger Moore’s “wife”. (Michael Havers acted for Kenneth More.) By 1982 she had been banned from the High Court, and had spent much of her fortune on legal fees. In 1988 she lost her home following bankruptcy proceedings.

Squires retired to Wales and died of lung cancer in Llwynpia Hospital, Rhondda
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Dorothy Squires Discography

Albums

GGL 0107, GGL.0107 Dorothy Squires Dorothy Squires Sings Billy Reid(LP, Album) Pye Golden Guinea Records, Pye Golden Guinea Records GGL 0107, GGL.0107 UK 1958 Sell This Version
ACL-R 1230 Dorothy Squires This Is My Life!(LP) Ace Of Clubs ACL-R 1230 UK 1967 Sell This Version
Dorothy Squires Reflections Marble Arch Records UK 1968 Sell This Version
JOYS 172 Dorothy Squires Dorothy Sings Squires(LP, Album) Joy Records (3) JOYS 172 UK 1970 Sell This Version
Dorothy Squires At The London Palladium Decca UK 1971 Sell This Version
PTLS 1049/50 Dorothy Squires At The London Palladium (2xLP) President Records PTLS 1049/50 UK 1971 Sell This Version
TXS. 122 Dorothy Squires Rain, Rain, Go Away(LP, Gat) Decca TXS. 122 UK 1977 Sell This Version
PLS CD 241 Dorothy Squires The Best Of(CD) Pulse (3) PLS CD 241 UK 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

N.15075 Dorothy Squires Come Home To My Arms(10") Pye Nixa N.15075 UK 1956 Sell This Version
CA24123 Dorothy Squires Our Song(Shellac, 10") Columbia CA24123 UK 1957 Sell This Version
45-F.11262 Dorothy Squires This Place Called Home(7") Decca 45-F.11262 UK 1960 Sell This Version
DB 4665 Dorothy Squires / Russ Conway With Tony Osborne And His Orchestra Dorothy Squires / Russ Conway With Tony Osborne And His Orchestra - Say It With Flowers(7") Columbia DB 4665 UK 1961 Sell This Version
45-DB 4775 Dorothy Squires Blue Snowfall(7", Single) Columbia 45-DB 4775 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-DB 4942 Dorothy Squires Are You?(7") Columbia 45-DB 4942 UK 1962 Sell This Version
DB 7009 Dorothy Squires Bless Your Heart My Darling(7", Single) Columbia DB 7009 UK 1963 Sell This Version
45-DB 4833 Dorothy Squires How Deep Is The Ocean(7", Single) Columbia 45-DB 4833 UK 1963 Sell This Version
DB 7243 Dorothy Squires Look Around(7") Columbia DB 7243 UK 1964 Sell This Version
F.12159 Dorothy Squires Goodbye(7", Single) Decca F.12159 UK 1965 Sell This Version
Dorothy Squires Someone Other Than Me Columbia UK 1966 Sell This Version
Dorothy Squires For Once In My Life (Single) President Records UK 1968 Sell This Version
Dorothy Squires When There's Love In Your Heart / Where Can I Go President Records UK 1968 Sell This Version
PT 213 Dorothy Squires Point Of No Return / Roses Of Picardy(7") President Records PT 213 UK 1968 Sell This Version
Dorothy Squires Till / The Seasons Of President Records Belgium 1970 Sell This Version
PT 305 Dorothy Squires My Way(7") President Records PT 305 UK 1970 Sell This Version
PT 330 Dorothy Squires If You Love Me (I Won't Care)(7") President Records PT 330 UK 1971 Sell This Version

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