Welcome to the website for the Alma Cogan International Fan Club 2023 Honoury Members: YOLANDA COGAN * CAROLE FOSTER * SHEILA WRAGG (Kaye Sisters) * ROSEMARY SQUIRES MBE *
WELCOME TO OUR WEB PAGE
FOR SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER
FIFTY YEARS SINCE
Kensington News and West London Times - Friday 23 October 1953
Two Kensington girls Alma Cogan and June Whitfield are to take over the radio -spot vacated by Joy Nichols in a new styled edition of “Take It From Here”. Apparently the girls will now give both Jimmy Edwards and Dick Bentley separate co-stars. 21-year-old Alma Cogan lives just off Kensington High Street she has a singing voice that is not unlike that of her predecessor Joy Nichols. Her stage career began in the traditional way— in variety. Six years ago she got to the West End" with the chorus in High Button Shoes” and graduated to cabaret. In the last six years it has been battle for Alma Cogan to decide which of her two careers would be the most profitable, dress designing or singing. The Radio show “Gently Bentley” last year pointed the way to a singing future though she still makes all her own clothes and paints as a hobby.
Note: Alma joined the radio programme 'GENTLY BENTLEY' in August 1952. The series finished in October.
EXTRACTS FROM OUR September / October publication sent to all members 10 x A4 colour with pictures and features from our archives:
Front page picture of club members enjoying a lunch during this years LONDON DAY OUT:
SIR PAUL McCARTNEY REMEBERS ALMA:
DEATAILS FACTS & FIGURES OF THE INSTUCTIONS FOR HMV RECORDINGS 26/07/55 The Banjo's Back In Town. Go On By. Hernando's Hideaway & Hey There:
THE RUNNING ORDER with details from a 1954 BBC Television Programme 'Running Wild' featuring Eric and Ernie. Alma sang 'Just One Of Those Things' and 'The Man With A Banjo'.
A thank you message to Elaine Page for playing the recording of Alma singing 'Taking a Chance On Love' on her Sunday programme August 20th. Plus a plug for us the 'Alma International Fan Club'.
See below if you would like to receive information about membership and the next publication could well be dropping on your doormat or in your post box.