Oldest living singers to have had a UK number one

This was a request from Mike Sowden who wanted to know the top 10 (or more) oldest living solo singers to have had a UK number one single. Well, with Johnny Tillotson celebrating his 80th birthday this coming Saturday he creeps into the bottom end of this list of the 20 singers who are 80 or over and  I’ve listed their age this week.

Ranking Name Date of Birth Year of Birth Age
20 Johnny Tillotson Apr 20th 1939 80
19 Kenny Rogers Aug 21st 1938 80
18 Connie Francis Dec 12th 1938 80
18 Jerry Keller Jun 20th 1937 81
17 Shirley Bassey Jan 8th 1937 82
16 Engelbert Humperdinck May 2nd 1936 82
15 Frank Ifield Nov 30th 1936 82
14 Tommy Steele Dec 17th 1936 82
13 Johnny Mathis Sep 30th 1935 83
12 Jerry Lee Lewis Sep 29th 1935 83
11 John Leyton Feb 17th 1935 84
10 Pat Boone Jun 1st 1934 84
9 J.J. Barrie Jul 7th 1933 85
8 Petula Clark Nov 15th 1932 86
7 Des O’Connor Jan 12th 1932 87
6 Rolf Harris Mar 30th 1930 89
5 Harry Belafonte Mar 1st 1927 92
4 Tony Bennett Aug 3rd 1926 92
3 Jane Morgan Sep 1st 1924 95
2 Doris Day Apr 3rd 1922 97
1 Vera Lynn Mar 20th 1917 102
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