Carol Deene

b. 1944, Thurnscoe, Yorkshire, England. The daughter of a singing miner, the clean-cut pop singer moved to London at the age of 16, and, after appearing on the Joan Regan television show in 1961, was snapped up by HMV. Deene had four UK Top 50 entries in a 12-month period, all with cover versions, but none made the Top 20. The songs were ‘Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)’ and the irritating ‘Norman’ (which were both John D. Loudermilk songs that had been US hits for Sue Thompson), ‘Johnny Get Angry’ (a US hit for Joanie Sommers) and ‘Some People’, which was originally performed by UK act Valerie Mountain And The Eagles in the film of the same name. In 1962 she had her own series as a disc jockey on Radio Luxembourg and was seen in the Acker Bilk film Band Of Thieves. She later had unsuccessful releases on Columbia Records in 1966, CBS Records in 1968, Conquest in 1969, Pye Records in 1970; and reappeared in the late 70s on the Koala and Rim labels.

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