Ruby Murray

woman and singer

Died aged c. 61

Ruby Florence Murray (29 March 1935 – 17 December 1996) was a Northern Irish singer and actress. One of the most popular singers in the British Isles in the 1950s, she scored ten hits in the UK Singles Chart between 1954 and 1959. She also made pop chart history in March 1955 by having five hits in the Top Twenty in a single week.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Albert Bridge on Geograph
Albert Bridge on Wikimedia Commons

Ruby Murray 1935 - 1996 Belfast born singer performed here

inside the Ulster Hall, 34 Bedford Street, BT2 7FF, Belfast, United Kingdom where they performed

Ruby Murray (March 29, 1935 - December 17, 1996) was a popular singer born in Moltke Street and brought up in the Village. Her characteristic hoarse voice was a result of an operation on her throat in early childhood. She toured as a child singer, and fist appeared on television at the age of 12. Her first single was 'Heartbeat', which reached the UK top 5 in 1954. The next, 'Softly, Softly', reached number 1 in 1955, a year in which Murray achieved the rare feat of having five singles in the top twenty at the same time. Ruby still holds the records for the most hit records in the Top Twenty at the same time, beating Madonna and the Beatles.

Maldon Street, Belfast, United Kingdom where they lived near

Ruby Murray 1935-1996 born near here [full inscription unknown]

Greater Village Regeneration Trust, Donegall Road, Belfast, United Kingdom where they was born near (1935)