(born 20 January 1943 in Whiston
in the West Riding of Yorkshire
) is an English country music
singer and author
Hague's parents realised something was wrong with their son when he was 12 months old and still unable to sit up unaided. After visiting many specialists he was diagnosed with "infantile paralysis
" though his condition is now known to be Cerebral Palsy
. With the help of a toy railway engine made by his father, Hague learned to walk when he was three and half years old.
At nine years of age, Hague went to Canada
with his parents where he received treatment at the Toronto
's Hospital for Sick Children
. The treatment was not successful and the family returned to England after two and half years. Unable to settle they returned to Canada where they lived for about six years.
In his teens, while at school in Oakville, Ontario
, Hague took part in and won a mock election to "replace" the local mayor. It was at this time he discovered an ability to entertain people. Another achievement while in Canada was when Hague's father taught him to drive.
On his return to England at the age of 18, Hague soon started singing with various bands. At this stage it was mostly rock'n'roll
with some country and western
. He decided that the latter was his main interest. In 1964 he formed his own country trio called The Westernaires
. In 1966 Hague turned professional, made his first recording, called "Mule Train",... Read More