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Maureen Kershaw

Maureen Kershaw was born in Bethnal Green, East London, on 4th April 1934, the second daughter of Lily Herbert and John ("Jack") Daniel Kershaw.

Her solo singing career began in October 1951, at the age of 17, when she appeared in the variety show "It's Beauty with Fun", produced by Harry Dennis, at the Grand Theatre, Luton.

Between 1953 and 1956, Maureen sang in cabaret and in various variety shows across the British Isles, but in 1957 she got her big break when she was invited to appear in a television programme called "Top Tunes".

Maureen became a regular singer on the "Top Tunes" TV show, covering hit songs of the day.

In January 1958, Maureen auditioned for another "pop music" television show entitled "Top Numbers", produced by ABC-TV.

After a few weeks, Maureen Kershaw became the resident female singer on the "Top Numbers" TV show, a television programme that showcased the hit pop songs of the day.

Maureen was required to cover hit songs originally recorded by top female vocalists such as Ruby Murray and  Marion Ryan.

On her TV pop shows, such as Oh Boy!, Maureen also covered the songs of the few female singers that made the charts.

In 2010 she was living in retirement in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

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