(16.04.1934 – 22.07.2023)
Born and raised in Coventry, an early variety of manual jobs ended when he passed an audition to sing for a British Army band, and this became his official national service.
Once de-mobbed, Vince became the vocalist for the Teddy Foster Big Band, then the pop group The Raindrops, which soon led to him pursuing a solo career in 1961.
A succession of minor recording hits followed, but his biggest success was in 1967 with his number 2 British chart placing of Eidelweiss.
His career blossomed with international touring, top grade television appearances, songwriting and acting.
He passed away peacefully at home in Henley on Thames.