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During her career, she has released 40 singles, three EPs and Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever - Various - True Love albums. At age 10 she won a local talent contest. At age 16 she had her first paid job in show business. She went on to say: "My older brother had a lot of Elvis on vinyl and really that was my first introduction to music during the Fifties. Working at Boots in Bradford at age 16 during the day, in the evenings she sang songs with a dance band in Leeds.
A record scout liked her singing and invited her to London to do an audition. There in she signed as a solo artist to Fontana Records. Kiki Dee began singing with a local band in Bradford in the early s. Her recording career began as a session singer.
She sang backing vocals for Dusty Springfieldamong others, but did not achieve solo success in the UK for many years. Songwriter Mitch Murray created her stage name and penned her first single, "Early Night". Her biggest hit came in when she replaced an ailing Dusty Springfield for the recording of a duet with John, " Don't Go Breaking My Heart " pseudonymously written by John and lyricist Bernie Taupin.
The single reached No. Prior to the concert, in an interview for Record Mirror, she stated, "My confidence is at an all-time high. After a quiet period in the late s, Dee launched a comeback inreleasing one of her biggest hits, "Star", written by Doreen Chanter of the Chanter Sisters. Both of these were included on her album Perfect Timingwhich became a Sariri - Ecuador Inkas - American Inkas hit on the album chart.
Inshe also contributed backing vocals on John's album The Oneand a year later recorded " True Love " with John for his album Duets. They have been touring together ever since. Dee's single "Sidesteppin' with a Soul Man," released in Octoberwas her 40th single release.
Dee has also appeared in musical theatrenotably in the lead role in Willy Russell 's West End musical Blood Brothers in which she took on the role originally played by Barbara Dickson for the production and recording. InDee's first DVD was released. That same year, several albums from her earlier s—s Rocket catalogue were re-released by EMI Records, including an expanded edition of Almost Naked with extra tracks, including a cover of Neil Young 's " Heart of Gold " and a new take on "Sugar on the Floor".
Kiki Dee has released 40 singlesthree EPs and 12 albums. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kiki Dee. Blue-eyed soul Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space - Monster Mutant Boogie. Elton John Small Faces.
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