Never fade away: Hull singing star the world forgot
He turned down Hollywood so he could stay in Hull: there was nothing conventional about David Whitfield’s singing career. On a quiet suburban street, away from the UK City of Culture buzz (and the fascinating Festival of Roadworks), Bill Wilkins unlocks the door of his garage extension and stands back to let me take in the David Whitfield Museum. It’s astonishing. Practically every square inch is crammed with mementoes and memories of Whitfield, the singer whose biggest hit, Cara Mia, sold 2.5 million copies in 1954.