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Ricky Dale


Ricky Dale was born in England and raised in West Africa and North America; his mother referred to the family as being of ‘Colonial’ nationality. Ricky’s singing career began in 1959 with one-nighters, college dates, and the occasional radio show. As fame increased, he began to- and fro-ing across the Atlantic, between the UK and Canada, charming capacity audiences in clubs and theatres. An individual style and heartfelt rendering of ballads, and the contrast of his wild Rock ’n Roll were, he says, “inspired from the hope and energy of West Africa”. As the '60’s developed Ricky began to shun the glare of celebrity. Studios, clubs and stages pulsed with drugs, and a tragic mass entertainment of messed-up so-called music was becoming mainstream.

Books by Ricky Dale

I Knew the Bride When She used to Rock 'n' Roll by Ricky Dale. A ghost story, based on true events. Book cover
Poltergeist meets The Sixth Sense? Because this 'spooky' novel is based largely upon true happenings, Ricky Dale has no need to run the gamut of pastiche and pulp to parody - which is sometimes true of many novels in this genre.
Fiction > Horror & Paranormal
Cloudburst by Ricky Dale. I hate to advocate death as a way of life, but it's always worked for us. Book cover
A must read contemporary fiction by Ricky Dale. A uniquely personal insight into the fact-based account of Dahlia Carriera and Sandra Comanescu.
Fiction > Literature
The House on Dundas and Vine by Ricky Dale. Book cover
The true story of flesh and blood individuals laid to rest in the tobacco fields of Erie County, or floating down the Niagara river. It is a mesmerising tale about somewhat ordinary people doing extraordinary things in a quite ordinary way! True stories within a story unfurl in this beautiful and often amusing account of a curiously powerful and changing love that refuses to be quashed or compromised.
Fiction > Literature