b. Abercynon, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. A popular ballad singer with a strong tenor voice, Vaughan first made an impression in the early 50s as the "singing straight man" in a double act with comedian Kenny Earle. They were touring the UK variety circuit when Vaughan was spotted by EMI Records' recording manager Wally Ridley. In 1955, Vaughan had his first Top 10 hit on the HMV label with "Every Day Of My Life", which stayed in the chart for four months. Several other hits followed through to 1959, including "With Your Love", "St. Therese Of The Roses", "The World Is Mine", "Chapel Of The Roses", "My Special Angel", "To Be Loved", "More Than Ever (Come Prima)" and "Wait For Me". His UK television appearances included Sunday Night At The London Palladium, Startime, Saturday Spectacular, Music Shop, Melody Dances and The Jack Jackson Show. After surviving the initial onslaught of rock 'n' roll, Vaughan's recording career suffered, along with so many others of his style, in the face of the 60s beat boom. In the early part of the decade he still retained an association with Earle, although with variety on the wane, clubs and cabaret were the main showplaces. In 1990, Malcolm Vaughan: The EMI Years provided a reminder that he was still a popular nightclub attraction in the north of England.