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Ronnie Carroll

Ronnie Carroll

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    Ronnie Carroll was mainly famous for two things: "blacking up" as a minstrel to impersonate singers of African descent (yes, it really did happen), and representing Great Britain for two consecutive years in [RoviLink="VW"]the Eurovision Song Contest. He was born Ronald Cleghorn on August 18, 1934, in Belfast and worked in variety theater, where the notion of "blacking up" was a tradition from minstrel shows dating back 100 years and was quite common even as late as the 1950s. D... Read more

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