2006 Inductees to the British Country Music Hall Of Fame.


Keith Manifold

Keith Manifold ~ inductee No 1

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Keith Manifold, from Buxton in Derbyshire sang his songs at clubs and festivals. Keith would be a singing compere at festivals he organised and he often encouraged others. His daughter, Louise, became part of his act and his wife, Alice, was always giving support. Keith suffered a massive heart attack when setting up for a show and died doing what he loved most.
   
Ben Rees

Ben Rees ~ inductee No 2

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Ben, known as the gentle giant, came from Runcorn and later lived in Warrington. He learnt his trade around the clubs in Liverpool, Manchester and north Wales and as his smooth baritone voice got better known he travelled all over the UK and to working holidays in Europe. He became the mainstay of the north Wales festival held in Llandudno each August. As a memorial to his awesome talent they have named the bar as Ben's Bar for the annual festivals where he would sing until the small hours with all the other acts.
   
Cal Ford

Cal Ford ~ inductee No 3

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Cal Ford worked from Swansea to cover most of the UK from the late fifties until his early death. He sang the songs of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers and had a tremendous following entertaining four and five nights a week with no rhythm box or backing tracks.