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Dick Noel

  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Date of passing: 
October 20, 2017

Dick Noel was a singer best known as “The King of the Jingles,” for his work on commercials. He also performed with the Ray Anthony Orchestra and in 1962 became a featured performer on The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show at ABC.

Noel left Ford's variety program in 1965 and began singing on a multitude of national TV and radio commercials. He was said to have recorded 15,000 spots during his career, including those for United Airlines and McDonald's.

He made his first television appearance on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts and later appeared on I’ve Got a Secret, This Is Your Life and The Phil Silvers Show.

Dick Noel was a singer best known as “The King of the Jingles,” for his work on commercials. He also performed with the Ray Anthony Orchestra and in 1962 became a featured performer on The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show at ABC.

Noel left Ford's variety program in 1965 and began singing on a multitude of national TV and radio commercials. He was said to have recorded 15,000 spots during his career, including those for United Airlines and McDonald's.

He made his first television appearance on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts and later appeared on I’ve Got a Secret, This Is Your Life and The Phil Silvers Show.

In 1978, Noel released his album A Time for Love, featuring ballads such as “Send in the Clowns” and “Here’s That Rainy Day.” He later recorded for Decca and Columbia before launching his own label, Fraternity Records, which had hits with Cathy Carr's "Ivory Tower" and Jimmy Dorsey's "So Rare."

Noel died October 20, 2017, in Escondido, California. He was 90.

 

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