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Death of Sydney Devine MBE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1531: tabled on 22 February 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with great sadness, the passing of Sydney Devine MBE, a legendary Scottish singer and showman, who entertained generations of people with his unique crooner and country and western style live performances during a career which spanned almost seven decades, beginning at the age of 13 years with a television appearance, performing around the world with the White Heather Group for more than a decade, appearing in the popular TV series, The White Heather Club , before later developing into country music in the 1970s when he worked with country legends including Charlie Pride and Dolly Parton; further notes that he is best known for his live stage performances in theatres and music venues across the country for almost 50 years; acknowledges his close connection with the Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow where he performed every year for forty five consecutive years and his musical achievements which included 51 Albums selling over 15 million copies and his signature song, Tiny Bubbles, and other favourites including Maggie and Legend in my Time and many, many more; and thanks him for his long term commitment, support and association with Marie Curie, a leading UK’s end of life charity.

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