Tommy Steele OBE
(1936-present)

Aged 82

Thomas Steele OBE (born Thomas William Hicks, 17 December 1936) and better known as Tommy Steele is an English entertainer, regarded as Britain's first teen idol and rock and roll star. He reached number one with "Singing the Blues" in 1957, and The Tommy Steele Story was the first album by a UK act to reach number one. Steele's film credits include Half a Sixpence, The Happiest Millionaire and Finian's Rainbow, and he has made many stage tours in the UK. He is also a songwriter, author and sculptor. His claim to have shown Elvis Presley around London has been challenged by more than one source.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Tommy Steele OBE entertainer. Born Bermondsey, 17th December 1936

Nickleby House, George Row, SE16, London, United Kingdom where he was born (1936)

Tommy Steele Has headlined more performances at the London Palladium than any other star. Dick Whittington (1969-70), The Tommy Steele Show (1973), Hand Anderson (1974-75 & 1977-78), Singin' in the Rain (1983-85 & 1989) and Scrooge (2005-2006)

Palladium, 8 Argyll St, London, United Kingdom where he performed

"Bermondsey Boy" Tommy Steele 1975

Albion Street, London, United Kingdom where he was