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|Born||(1953-09-16)16 September 1953
Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
|Died||23 March 1995(1995-03-23) (aged 41)
|Associated acts||Black Lace, Smokie|
Alan Leslie Barton (16 September 1953 – 23 March 1995) was a British singer and member of the hit-making duo Black Lace. Their hits included "Agadoo", "Superman" and their United Kingdom Eurovision Song Contest 1979 seventh-place finisher "Mary Ann" in Jerusalem.
Born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, Barton replaced Chris Norman in Smokie in 1986, recording six albums with them, and touring extensively as their lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist. He was the lead singer on Smokie's revival of their hit, "Living Next Door to Alice", recorded with comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown, as "Living Next Door to Alice (Who the F**k Is Alice)". In the early 1990s, he released his only solo album, Precious (1991) and two accompanying singles: "July 69" (1990) and "Carry Your Heart" (with Kristine Pettersen) (1991).
He is buried at Liversedge cemetery, West Yorkshire.
- Pierre Perrone. "Obituary: Alan Barton | People | News". The Independent. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
- "Eurovision 1979 Jerusalem : United Kingdom - Black Lace : Mary Ann". 11 May 2006. Archived from the original on 11 May 2006. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
- "Black Lace - Mary Ann (United Kingdom 1979) | Participant Profile | Eurovision Song Contest". Eurovision.tv. 31 March 1979. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
- "Alan Barton Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
- "Entertainment | 'Worst song' Agadoo re-released". BBC News. 30 March 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
- Smokie.co.uk - feature articles about Smokie
- barton.adc.kz - official homepage about Alan Barton and his son Dean Barton
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