Steele, Tommy

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Steele, Tommy Gender: M
Hicks, Thomas
born on 17 December 1936 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Fisher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 25°43' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 10°06 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 09°54'


British entertainer, one of Britain's first real rock 'n' roll idols in the mid-50s. Starting initially as a merchant seaman, Steele was discovered in July 1956 and released his first hit that November. He topped the charts in January 1957 with "Singing the Blues." A sensation, his appearances created teenage hysteria.

Steele quickly abandoned rock and became an all-around family entertainer by the next year. His best known films include "Half A Sixpence" and "Finian's Rainbow" while his last musical hit was in 1961. He also has worked with Disney.

He married in June 1960 after a two-year engagement. He played in a long-running one-man show in the West End during 1979-80, when the Variety Club named him Entertainer of the Year. He published a novel, a thriller, in the '80s, and in 1992 he returned to the stage with "Some Like it Hot," which was not well reviewed.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Financial : Best Period 1957 (Teenager's idol)
  • Financial : Best Period 1979 (1979-80, one-man stage show)

Source Notes

David Fisher quotes Margaret Dunford, from Steele, born in Bermondsey, London


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (All-around family entertainer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Rock Idol as a teen)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (One-man show, other stage work)
  • Vocation : Writers : Detective/ Mystery (Thriller novel)