Dave Berry, who had nine UK hits in a two year period during the 1960, is 80 years old this week.
He was born David Holgate Grundy in Sheffield was doing something long before Sia did. Have you guessed what it is? It’s hiding his face. Sia just uses ridiculous wigs, but Dave Berry would use various props like plant pot or stage scenery to shield himself. If nothing was available he would use the collar of a jacket or shirt he was wearing. No one is quite sure of the reason.
Dave, whose stage act later inspired Alvin Stardust, toured extensively in the 80s and 90s on the Solid Gold 60s shows.
His three biggest hits were The Crying Game, Mama and Little Things which all reached number five, let’s remember the latter.