Kenny Lynch, OBE (born 18 March 1938, Stepney, London, England) is an English singer, songwriter, entertainer and actor from London. Lynch appeared in many variety shows in the 1960s. He was one of the relatively few black singers on the British pop scene in the early 1960s.
Lynch grew up in Stepney, east London as one of 13 children and his sister, Gladys (stage name Maxine Daniels) was a jazz singer of some note. After leaving school at 15 and various jobs, he did National Service in the Royal Army Service Corps and was the regimental featherweight boxing champion. He was also a semi-professional singer.href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hCEkR0mj7aY/VQnNkzatuWI/AAAAAAAAPMA/IaRhuHqIYjA/s1600/kenny_lynch__up_on_the_roof_ic001_155.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;">