1 Big band star of the 1950s Kathie Kay was a legendary Scottish singer who appeared alongside some of the country’s biggest names in showbiz, including Harry Lauder, George Formby and Hughie Green and his Gang. Loved by audiences, she was warm and funny, and a supremely talented singer who started out in child talent shows growing up in Glasgow.

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2 Kathie got her big break when she was asked to be resident singer on the Billy Cotton Band Show, a hugely popular radio programme broadcast on the BBC’s Light Programme on Sunday afternoons. It regularly attracted 20 million listeners. Each broadcast began with Cotton’s trademark call of “Wakey Wakey” and it became such a hit it was turned into a television show starring Hughie Green, who later presented Double Your Money and Opportunity Knocks.

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3 Her most famous hit was All My Life - other songs included We Will Make Love and A House With Love In It. She made a rare appearance on stage in May 1984 when she came out of retirement to top the bill at a charity show in Johnstone Town Hall.

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4 Kathie was married to Archie McCulloch, the writer and entertainer who died in 1997. The couple, who met on the set of Hughie Green and His Gang, had three sons. Eventually, Kathie had her own series on Scottish Television and she became known as ‘the Fireside Girl’. She was often considered a rival to Petula Clark.

5 She was a huge celebrity in Glasgow and often made special appearances - like this one, pictured, at the ‘Central Heating Showcase’. Kathie retired in the 70s and sadly died aged 86 in 2005 in Largs, the seaside town she had made her home in later life.