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Lita Roza

 

We regret to inform you that Lita passed away on August 14th 2008

Click here to read more about Lita in the 1960s at the Ready Steady Girls website.

 

Here at the Burtey Fen Collection, visitors will find a wall devoted the the career of Lita Roza.

Theatre posters, signed photographs, sheet music and prestigious awards given to Lita for her achievements can be found on a special display and also around the venue.

Many of these items were donated by Lita herself when she visited Pinchbeck in 1996.

                   

 

Lita Roza was the glamorous girl singer alongside Dickie Valentine and Dennis Lotis in The Ted Heath Band of the early 1950s, topping the charts with 'How Much is that Doggie in the Window' in 1953. Lita left the band in 1954 and became a top singer in her own right. Lita was voted Britain's top female vocalist in the New Musical Express and Melody Maker polls 1951 - 1955 consecutively . More hit records followed, including Jimmy Unknown and Too Young to go Steady on the Decca label and later Hill Side in Scotland and Volare on Pye Nixa.

The 60's and 70's kept Lita in steady work for cabaret and television, taking only the work she wanted to do.


On her 75th birthday, March 14th 2001, Lita was invited to open the 'Wall of Fame' in Liverpool's Mathew Street a stones throw from the famous Cavern Club. The wall features every scouser who ever had a number one hit record. Lita was the very first Liverpool star to have a number one record and also the first British female singer to top the charts in the UK. Even though Lita dislikes the novelty number 'How much is that doggie in the window' - it will be now be associated with her forever!

Fifty years on Lita is back in demand -this time not on 78rpm-but on CD!

Lita's recording output for Decca, Pye, Columbia and Ember has been re-mastered and is now available on compact disc.

 

                           

 

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