John McHughwas was known for his singing of ballads and romantic tunes and lyrics. Encouraged to sing by Wolverhampton teacher May Summerfield and a priest named Grimaldi at Wolverhampton's Roman Catholic Church of Saint Mary and Saint John, McHugh began performing in church choirs and other venues around Wolverhampton. His big break came on 1936 November 21 when he sang in London's Gaumont Theatre for a regional competition of the BBC Amateur Hour. He won the competition at both the regional and the national levels.
I wish to thank Christian Torrent for the recording.