Presentation on theme: "BY KIARA HAYWARD. Ricky May was born in 1945 in Onehunga. He went to Penrose high school. He has 3 older bothers and 3 older sisters. His family."— Presentation transcript:
Ricky May was born in 1945 in Onehunga. He went to Penrose high school. He has 3 older bothers and 3 older sisters. His family loves to sing songs and play musical instruments.
He has a wife Colleen and one daughter Shani. His daughter is age 22( 23 next year). His brothers and sisters used to always enter talent quests for music. His father was in a band.
In 1988( the same year he died ) he received the Benny award from the variety artists club of New Zealand the highest honour available to New Zealand variety entertainer. Famous American jazz artist Dave Brubeck described Ricky as the best jazz singer in the world.
He died in 1988 June 1 st on Wednesday I think he just died of old age. Lots of Jazz singers from around the world came to sing at his funeral.