Valentino - King Of The Music

"Valentino is the world's greatest keyboard entertainer" London Evening News


Regents Street , London

Jackie Farn was managed for a while by Eve Taylor who also looked after Val Doonican, Sandie Shaw and Adam Faith. When he signed as a recording artiste for E.M.I. Jackie had a ‘name transplant’ and became known as Valentino. He was “launched” as Valentino when he rode a camel (hired from Chessington Zoo) down London’s Regent Street at mid-day, surrounded by a bevy of exotic dancers, to give a concert at London’s Café Royal accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra in front of invited  show business industry representatives as well as the press. His stunt on the camel brought the whole of London’s traffic to a standstill which resulted in the story appearing on TV channels all around the world and well as all the national newspapers including a half page in the Sun. After his Café Royal concert Peter Hepple (Stage & Television To-Day) wrote

Valentino’s technique is meticulous, his digital dexterity is phenomenal and it is allied with a deep musical feeling which makes his poetic treatment of numbers unforgettable.


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