DAVID ALEXANDER was born and lived all his childhood life in David Street, Blackwood, Wales with his mum, dad sister Ruby and four brothers, Brian, Barry, Harold and Mike.
He left Bedwelty Grammar school Gwent at the age of 16 to help support his family. He joined his father and eldest brother in the mines at Oakdale colliery. Mining coal was not for David and so after two years he left and went to work for Girlings Brake Co, returning to school in the evenings. It was at the factory he joined the "Trenwydd Singers" and tasted for the first time the applause of an audience. The singers appeared on the tv show Opportunity Knocks and David’s solo performance was noted and recognised by Hughie Green and Royston Mayoh who many years later Directed David’s live video recording.