British singer and whistler Roger Whittaker was born in Kenya. His first break came in 1970 with "Durham Town," a number 12 hit on the U.K. charts. This was soon followed by a string of hits that became in time an avalanche of hit albums. The Very Best of Roger Whittaker reached number five on the U.K. charts and logged an incredible 42 weeks on the British charts. With almost 100 albums in print, Whittaker has become one of the most popular of the easy-listening singers, and continued recording and performing throughout the 1990s.