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Barbara Gaskin

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Among the shock hits of the first 80s was 1981’s UK #1 1 cover edition of Leslie Gore’s ‘It all’s My Party’ by two past users of several UK progressive rings. Dave Stewart (b. 30 Dec 1950, Waterloo, London, Britain) was originally organist in Uriel in past due 1967 (with Steve Hillage). When Hillage remaining, Stewart and Uriel’s additional users Clive Brooks and Mont Campbell created Egg who released several albums in the past due 60s and early 70s. At exactly the same time, Stewart frequently guested on keyboards with Steve Hillage’s fresh music group Khan. In 1973, he changed David Sinclair in Hatfield AS WELL AS THE North who included a lady support group, the Northettes, comprising Barbara Gaskin (b. Hatfield, Britain; ex-Spirogyra), Amanda Parsons, and Ann Rosenthal. Hatfield AS WELL AS THE North metamorphosed into Country wide Wellness in 1975 but ultimately folded later within the 10 years. Stewart created his personal record label Broken Information and documented a cover edition from the Jimmy Ruffin strike, ‘What Becomes FROM THE Brokenhearted’, offering Colin Blunstone on vocals. The record (and label) had been found by Stiff Information and became a high 20 UK strike. For the follow-up, Stewart select his previous Hatfield AS WELL AS THE North colleague (and right now, enthusiast) Barbara Gaskin to sing business lead with Northette Amanda Parsons on support vocals. The record – ‘It’s My Party’ – reached #1 1. Subsequent singles ‘Johnny Rocco’, and ‘The Siamese Kitty Music’ (from Woman AS WELL AS THE Tramp) flopped, though ‘Busy Doin’ Nothin’ (from A Connecticut Yankee WITHIN THE Court Of Ruler Arthur) made the very best 50. ‘Leipzig’ and ‘I’m IN THE Different Globe’ were additional failures, however in 1986 they came back with another oldie – Small Eva’s ‘The Loco-Motion’, which scraped in to the graphs. The duo provides continuing to record materials for their Damaged Information label, and stay especially well-known in Japan.

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Full Name Barbara Gaskin
Profession Singer
Nationality British
Music Groups Spirogyra
Music Songs It's My Party, Busy Doing Nothing, I'm in a Different World, As Far as Dreams Can Go, The Locomotion, Siamese Cat Song, Henry and James, The World Spins So Slow, Green & Blue, Your Lucky Star, Star Blind, Johnny Rocco, Rich for a Day, Golden Rain, Make Me Promise, 8 Miles High, Waiting in the Wings, Levi Stubbs' Tears, Roads Girdle the Globe, Grey Skies, Let Me Sleep Tonight, Walking the Dog, New Jerusalem, This Wind Blows Everywhere, Walnut Tree Walk, Mr. Theremin, Lenina Crowe, Cast Your Fate to the Wind / Louie Louie, The Emperor's New Guitar, Leipzig, The Cloths of Heaven, Trash Planet
Albums Up From the Dark, The Big Idea, Bells, Boots and Shambles, Spin, As Far as Dreams Can Go, Green and Blue, St. Radigunds, Hour Moon, The TLG Collection, The Singles, Selected Tracks, I’m in a Different World+Leipzig


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Music Department

Music Department

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Lost Belongings 1987 TV Mini-Series vocals - 6 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

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Top of the Pops 1981 TV Series performer - 5 episodes

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Thanks

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The Alchemists of Sound 2003 TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

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Top of the Pops 1981 TV Series Herself

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Archive Footage

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Top of the Pops 1981 TV Series Herself / Himself

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