leeds song tunnel

a typographic artwork celebrating the city's music

Young & Foolish

young and foolish

Young & Foolish
Ronnie Hilton

Ronnie Hilton, like fellow Song Tunnel-er Frankie Vaughan, came to Leeds after WWII. Frankie came to study commercial art, Ronnie came to work in a sewing machine factory and was spotted by HMV’s A&R manager whilst singing with the Johnny Addleston Orchestra on an evening. Ronnie went on to become a national star, usually singing ballads including the number 1 hit record ‘No Other Love’ in 1956 although it was a surprise novelty record in 1965 – ‘Windmill In Old Amsterdam’ – for which he is possibly now best remembered. That is, unless you’re a Leeds United fan, in which case it is surely 1968′s ‘Glory Glory Leeds United’.

Leeds United’s website is here.