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Funeral of Coventry legend Vince Hill to be live streamed to the world

Coventry Editorial 9th Aug, 2023   0

THE FUNERAL of Coventry music legend Vince Hill will be live-streamed to the world next week to give fans the chance to say goodbye to the beloved singer.

The service to honour the Edelweiss star will take place from 1.30pm on Monday, August 14 at Henley Town Hall, where a screen will be erected outside.

Vince, who was born in Holbrooks and attended Hen Lane School, passed away last month aged 89.

Rather than bring flowers, it was Vince’s wish that people donate to the Macular Society and Blind Veterans UK, which were both charities he supported.

He is best known for his mega-hit ‘Edelweiss’ from the Sound of Music, while other classic records include ‘Take Me to Your Heart Again’, ‘Heartaches’ and ‘Merci Cheri’.

His hugely successful career included 25 studio albums, five motion picture theme songs and numerous sold-out performances at iconic venues including the Sydney Opera House and the London Palladium.

He also carved out a successful career in television and radio with shows such as ‘Vince Hill Sings’ and ‘Musical Time Machine.’

And he holds the honour of having recorded more tracks at Abbey Road than the Beatles.

A spokesperson on Vince Hill’s website said: “Vince wanted the service to be uplifting and for all those attending to wear colourful clothes.

“Anyone wishing to pay their respects can come along and play a part in celebrating the life of this marvellous, incredibly talented man.”

Visit for more information and to donate to Vince’s chosen charities.


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