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A truly remarkable story of a young Irish girl from Belfast, Northern Ireland who took show business by storm in the mid 50s with a succession of hit records - at one time she had no less than five hits in the TOP TWENTY - all at the same time! This was a unique accomplishment, a world record, not even Madonna enjoyed that magnificent feat. Ruby Murray went on to stardom and was 'Top of the Bill' for many years throughout the UK and Ireland. RUBY - MY PRECIOUS GEM! is her story. Ruby Murray was born in 1935 in a working class area of Belfast. She had a unique singing talent, which was to take her onto the bright lights and stardom. Ruby became the darling of the nation. She eventually met and married Bernie Burgess, of the Jones Boys, during a summer season in Blackpool. They had two children Julie and Tim and lived for a while in Wootton, Northampton. Unfortunately, far too much pressure, from all quarters, was placed on their relationship. They were divorced in the mid 70s but Bernie always maintained his love for her. RUBY - MY PRECIOUS GEM! is a biography in memory of this sweet Irish colleen who won over an Englishman's heart and will tug at your heartstrings! A plaque was placed on the wall of the Ulster Hall, Belfast on March 29th. 2006. in honour of her exceptional talent and her contribution to the world of music, singing, recording and entertainment. Son Tim has travelled the UK and Ireland in a 'one man show' entitled 'A Tribute to Ruby Murray'. 'I would like to put the records straight once and for all! I intend to tell you the true life story and achievements of a show business personality who was so totally different to all other fellow professionals. She was unique in so many ways. I will tell how it really was, because nobody could have been closer to her than me. Why? Because I'm very proud to say - Ruby was my wife!'Bernie Burgess.

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    • Ano de Edição: 2013
    • Ano:  2013
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2000603704488
    • ISBN:  9781783011605

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