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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Post 553 - Linda George – Circle Dance

Linda George is an English-born Australian pop, jazz fusion and soul singer from the 1970s. In 1973, George performed the role of Acid Queen for the Australian stage performance of The Who's rock opera, Tommy. She won the TV Week King of Pop award for "Best New Female Artist". Her cover version of "Neither One of Us” peaked at No. 12 on the Australian Singles Chart and her 1974 single "Mama's Little Girl" reached the Top Ten. Linda has provided backing vocals on releases by her contemporaries, including Brian Cadd, Madder Lake, Daryl Braithwaite, Normie Rowe, Jo Jo Zep, John Farnham, and Kerrie Biddell as well as many others. Throughout this time she worked with various ensembles. From early 1979 to 1981 she worked with the Paul Mckay Sound. During the early 1990s, Linda toured Russia with two of her seven brothers and Colin Hopkins, working for the Freedom from Hunger campaign. Back in Melbourne, she created a venue, Music on Q, for local original artists. She recorded an album here for you to download, “Circle Dance”, with Hopkins and Alex Pertout which was released in 1996 as a limited edition CD. Other musicians on this album were Ben Robertson, Darryn Farrugla, Sarah Morse, Graham Evans, Penny Dyer, Christine Sullivan and Tony Varcoe.     mp3 


Micko said...

Thanks a whole bunch for this one Ozzie..I had no idea Linda had recorded this & she was always one of my fave Aussi girl singers in the 70's. Played it last night & it's quite different from her pop/soul stuff of back then..more soul/jazz but that voice, so instantly identifiable, sounds as good as ever. Really enjoyed this one mate

Jack Brown said...

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