Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

Blast From The Past – I Got The Music In Me

Kiki Dee (born Pauline Matthews, 6 March 1947, Little Horton, Bradford, West Yorkshire0,  is a singer with a career spanning more than 40 years.

She is best known for her 1976 duet with Elton John, entitled “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart“, which went to Number 1 both in the UK Singles Chart and the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

She sang backing vocals for Dusty Springfield, among others, and was well-regarded by other singers but did not achieve solo success in the UK for many years. However, her 1965 release “Why Don’t I Run Away From You” was a big hit on Radios London and Caroline in 1965, and her 1968 release, “On a Magic Carpet Ride”, which was originally a B-side, has remained popular on the Northern Soul circuit.

It was in fact hit songwriter Mitch Murray who came up with her stage name, and also penned her first single, “Early Night”.

In the United States she became the first white British artist to be signed by Motown, releasing her first Motown single “The Day Will Come (Between Sunday and Monday)” in 1970.

Here is another track from her Motown album “Great Expectations”

“Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing” – Kiki Dee

Without doubt her most commercial period was during her time on the Rocket label where she released two albums.

“Loving and Free” – Kiki Dee

and of course

To buy the music of Kiki Dee click HERE

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May 11, 2011 - Posted by | Blast from The Past, Old Music, Soul, Video | ,

2 Comments »

  1. a much under-rated singer. It’s a shame she will be remembered for her worst performance with old Reg Dwight

    Comment by Peewit | May 11, 2011 | Reply

    • Totally agree.

      HD

      Comment by thehelplessdancer | May 12, 2011 | Reply


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