The over 75s

Here is a list of the solo artists and one half of a duo who are 75 or older and still alive (at the time of going to press) who have also had a UK number one hit. I have included lead singers of groups where they get a primary billing ie Brian Poole & The Tremeloes. It was impossible to include all group members especially as there will be quite a number whose birth dates are unknown. On information available, the oldest living member of a group is Babs and Teddie Beverley from the Beverley Sisters who were both 91 last May. Research prevailing, the oldest living member of a number one group is Floyd Ashton from The Tams who has just turned 85.

Singer Date of birth Year of birth
 Vera Lynn 20 March 1917
 Doris Day 03 April 1922
 Jane Morgan 03 May 1924
 Charles Aznavour 22 May 1924
 Tony Bennett 03 August 1926
 Harry Belafonte 01 March 1927
 Rolf Harris 30 March 1930
 Winsdor Davies 28 August 1930
 Des O’Connor 12 January 1932
 Petula Clark 15 November 1932
 J.J. Barrie 07 July 1933
 Pat Boone 01 June 1934
 John Leyton 17 February 1935
 Jerry Lee Lewis 29 September 1935
 Johnny Mathis 30 September 1935
 Engelbert Humperdinck 02 May 1936
 Frank Ifield 30 November 1936
 Tommy Steele 17 December 1936
 Shirley Bassey 08 January 1937
 Don Everly 01 February 1937
 Jerry Keller 20 June 1937
 Kenny Rogers 21 August 1938
 Connie Francis 12 December 1938
 Johnny Tillotson 20 April 1939
 Smokey Robinson 19 February 1940
 Eden Kane 29 March 1940
 Ricky Valance 10 April 1940
 Gary Glitter 08 May 1940
 Lena Martell 15 May 1940
 Tom Jones 07 June 1940
 Nancy Sinatra 08 June 1940
 Mike Sarne 06 August 1940
 Johnny Nash 19 August 1940
 Chris Farlowe 13 October 1940
 Cliff Richard 14 October 1940
 Ray Stevens 24 January 1941
 Esther Ofarim 13 June 1941
 Paul Anka 30 July 1941
 Craig Douglas 12 August 1941
 Paul Simon 13 October 1941
 Brian Poole 03 November 1941
 Art Garfunkel 04 November 1941
 Barbra Streisand 24 April 1942
 Carl Douglas 10 May 1942
 Paul McCartney 18 June 1942
 Gerry Marsden 24 September 1942
 Gary Puckett 17 October 1942
 Norman Greenbaum 20 November 1942
 Billy Connolly 24 November 1942
 Tony Christie 25 April 1943
 Tommy Roe 09 May 1943
 Georgie Fame 26 June 1943
 Mick Jagger 26 July 1943
 Billy J. Kramer 19 August 1943
 David Soul 28 August 1943
 Julio Iglesias 23 September 1943
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