Scottish Marmalade Singer Dean Ford is No More

Scottish Singer and song writer, lead singer of the pop band Marmalade has died on 1st January in the age of 72 just after a lifetime recording music.
Tracey McAleese-Gorman, Ford’s daughter confirmed the heart breaking news by writing a post on her facebook, “I am so sad to share that my dear Dad passed away last night. He was an amazing man, a gentle soul, extremely talented musician and a great Father and Pop Pop to his only grandchild Connor. His music was his life and will now be his legacy for ever.”
“Every vocal Dean did oozed with love and tenderness,” saying this Fernando Perdomo, his fellow stage musician and producer of his previous CD, Feel My Heartbeat, said that “I will miss his kindness and warmth. A joy to work with and an inspiration.”
Thomas McAleese, is the real name of the singer Ford and he with his band Marmalade became famous in 1968 and was best known for reaching number one in 1969 with its cover version of The Beatles “Ob-la-di Ob-la-da”.
The band had six best 10 hits and were the main Scottish band to have a UK number one hit – an accomplishment they celebrated by wearing kilts on Top of the Tops.
The singer left his band in 1975 but he continued his music until his death.
Ford’s best song was was Reflections of My Life, written by Dean and bandmate Junior Campbell which made a business of 2 million copies across the world.
“He was an exceptional talent and I am privileged and proud to have performed with him, and to have written songs with him… some of which apparently still mean something, to many, all over the world. I loved him dearly,” said Junior Campbell, co-writer of Reflections Of My Life.
The singer continued recording and in two months ago he released a 30-track album called “My Scottish Heart”.
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