(born November 23
) is a British
popular singer of the 1970s, famous in Canada for three top ten hits and the successful television show Music Machine
. He was not as successful in the United States
, where his highest single only reached number 51.
Between July 1966 and mid-August 1967, he was a DJ for Radio Caroline South on 259 - 1.186 kHz AM. His show was called "Keefers Commotions", and later "Keefers Uprising".
In 1983, Hampshire released a song entitled "OK Blue Jays", which became an anthem for the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team. Blue Jays fans sing it during the seventh-inning stretch of home games.
On June 18, 2005 Hampshire was hired by Darren Stevens to host a 60's-70's based oldies radio show on CHAY-FM in Barrie, Ontario.
- 1967 - "Millions of Hearts" (b/w Lonely Boy)
- 1971 - "Ebenezer" (b/w Sing Angel Sing)
- 1972 - "Daytime Night-time" (b/w Turned the Other Way)
- 1973 - "The First Cut is the Deepest" (b/w You Can't Hear the Song I Sing)
- 1973 - "Big Time Operator" (b/w You Can't Hear the Song I Sing)
- 1974 - "For Ever and Ever" (b/w Jeraboah)
- 1974 - "Hallelujah" (b/w Waking Up Alone)
- 1976 - "I'm Into Something Good" (b/w Waking Up Alone)
- 1981 - "I Can't Wait Too Long" (b/w Nobody's Child)
- 1983 - "OK Blue Jays" (b/w same)
- 1972 - Oops! (original cast recording)
- 1973 - The First Cut
- 1981 - Variations
- 2005 - The Best of Keith Hampshire: The Millennium Collection