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Kiki Dee

Biography

Kiki Dee kicked around Britain like a white colored soul vocalist for the better area of the past due ’60s and early ’70s — even becoming the very first Uk Caucasian signed to Motown — before starting up with Elton John, who signed her to his Rocket Information label and produced her 1st notable strike, “I’ve Got the Music in Me personally.” In 1976, of which period John was the largest pop star on the planet, he had written and duetted with Dee for the solitary “Don’t Proceed Breaking My Center,” which quickly topped the graphs all around the globe. It didn’t, nevertheless, make Dee a long-term celebrity, though she obtained several subsequent strikes in Britain and considered the stage with some achievement, specifically by starring in Bloodstream Brothers in the Western End. In 1993, she and John documented another duet, on Cole Porter’s “REAL LOVE” (previously documented like a duet by Bing Crosby and Elegance Kelly).

Quick Facts


Full Name Kiki Dee
Height 1.7 m
Profession Actor, Singer-songwriter
Nationality British, English
Parents Mary Elizabeth Matthews, Fred Matthews
Awards American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single, NME Award for British Female Singer
Music Songs I've Got the Music in Me, Amoureuse, True Love, Why Don't I Run Away From You, The Day Will Come Between Sunday and Monday, Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever, Walk of Faith, Dark Side of Your Soul, On a Magic Carpet Ride, Loving and Free, First Thing in the Morning, Night Hours, Music in Me, Lonnie and Josie, Bad Day Child, Love Is a Warm Kind of Sorrow, Once a Fool, The Loser Gets to Win, Now The Flowers Cry, You're Holding Me Too Tight, Under The Night Sky, The Man Who Loved To Dance, A Place Where I Can Go, Sidesteppin, Song for Adam, Supercool, Love Makes the World Go Round, We've Got Everything Going for Us, One and Only Love, Perfect Timing, Here For All Time, That's Right Walk On By
Albums Loving and Free, Where Rivers Meet, I'm Kiki Dee, Almost Naked - Kiki Dee Live, Great Expectations, Perfect Timing, I've Got the Music in Me, Cage the Songbird, Amoureuse, Angel Eyes, Kiki Dee, Stay With Me, The Best of Kiki Dee, Love Makes The World Go Round: The Motown Years, The Very Best Of, Original Album Series, I'm Kiki Dee The Fontana Years 1963-1968, Playlist: The Best Of Kiki Dee, A Place Where I Can Go (Expanded Edition)
Nominations Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Movies Dateline Diamonds, Elton John: In Performance


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#Fact
1 Dated Elton John's guitarist Davey Johnstone in the '70s.
2 Elton John covered her song 'Sugar on the Floor.'
3 Toured as the opening act for Elton John's 1976 'Louder Than Concorde (But Not Quite As Pretty)' tour. She also took the stage with Elton during the show to sing their duet 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart.'
4 She has performed with the S.A.S. (Spike Edney's All Stars) Band.
5 Hit songwriter Mitch Murray came up with her stage name, and also penned her first single, "Early Night." She had difficulty accepting her new name for many years.
6 Sang duets with friend Elton John in the 1970s on the pop hits "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and "True Love."
7 Won a local talent contest at age 10; entered show business at age 16.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Britain's Got More Talent 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Unforgettable 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gnomeo & Juliet 2011 performer: "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
20 to 1 2008 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Quatre étoiles 2006 performer: "Don't go breaking my heart"
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints 2006 performer: "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
Monkey Dust TV Series performer - 1 episode writer - 1 episode
Elton John: One Night Only - Greatest Hits Live 2001 TV Movie documentary performer: "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart"
That '70s Show 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Summer of Sam 1999 performer: "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" 1975
Don't Go Breaking My Heart 1999 performer: "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", "Loving and Free" / writer: "Loving and Free"
Sjans 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
DTV Valentine 1986 TV Movie performer: "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
EastEnders 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fame 1985 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Two Ronnies 1981 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1976-1981 TV Series performer - 13 episodes
Stir Crazy 1980 performer: "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" - uncredited
The Legacy 1978 performer: "Another Side of Me"
Countdown 1974 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Benny Hill Show 1971 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Der Tod läuft hinterher 1967 TV Mini-Series performer: "Baby, I Don't Care"
Carnaby, M.D. 1966 performer: "Doctor In Clover", "Take A Look At Me"
Dateline Diamonds 1965 performer: "Small Town"
Opportunity Knocks 1956 TV Series performer: "Star"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Der Tod läuft hinterher 1967 TV Mini-Series Barsängerin

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Russell Harty Show 1977 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 4th Annual American Music Awards 1977 TV Special Herself (voice)
Rock Concert 1975-1976 TV Series Herself
Disco 1975 TV Series Herself
45 1974 TV Series Herself
Musikladen 1974 TV Series
The Morecambe & Wise Show 1971 TV Series Herself
The Benny Hill Show 1971 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Glamour... 1970 TV Series Herself
Discotheque 1969 TV Series Herself
It Must Be Dusty 1968 TV Series Herself
Down at the Old Bull and Bush 1967 TV Movie Herself
Juke Box Jury 1967 TV Series Herself - Panellist
Dee Time 1967 TV Series Herself
The London Palladium Show 1967 TV Series Herself
Hör hin, schau zu! 1966 TV Series Herself - Musician
Die Drehscheibe 1966 TV Series Singer
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1966 TV Series Herself
Dateline Diamonds 1965 Herself
The Cool Spot 1964 TV Series Herself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1964 TV Series Herself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2016 TV Series Herself - Performer
Celebrity Masterchef 2014 TV Series Herself
Sir Jimmy Savile: As It Happened 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
SAS Band: Motown 2 Memphis 2010 Video Herself
Vlaanderen muziekland 2010 TV Series Herself
Queens of British Pop 2009 TV Series Herself
Loose Women 2008 TV Series Herself
The Wright Stuff 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest Panelist
SingStar Party 2004 Video Game Herself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Elton John: One Night Only - Greatest Hits Live 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself - Guest appearance
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2001 TV Series Herself
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
47º edición de los premios Ondas 2000 TV Movie Herself
An Audience with Elton John 1997 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
Kelly 1994 TV Series Herself - Guest
Pebble Mill at One 1994 TV Series Herself
Lista Top 40 1994 TV Series Herself
The Brit Awards 1994 1994 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best International Group
Especial Nochevieja 1993: Este año cruz y raya... seguro 1993 TV Movie Herself - Performer
The Royal Variety Performance 1992 1992 TV Movie Herself
Eurythmics: Greatest Hits 1991 Video documentary
3-2-1 1987 TV Series Herself - Guest Star
Love Me Tender: A Tribute to the Music of Elvis Presley 1987 TV Movie Herself
Roll Over Beethoven 1985 TV Series Herself
Ladybirds 1984 TV Series Herself
The Two Ronnies 1981 TV Series Herself
Get Set for Summer 1981 TV Series Herself
The Marti Caine Show 1981 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops 1973-1981 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer
Lena 1981 TV Series Herself
WWF Club 1980 TV Series Herself (1983)
Dinah! 1977 TV Series Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1976-1977 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1977 TV Series Herself - Vocalist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
20 to 1 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
Top of the Pops 1976-1981 TV Series Herself
Countdown 1974 TV Series Herself

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#Quote
1 I never wanted to be a big star - I never wanted all that. But it was I always was being pushed into. All I ever cared about - and it holds true today - was putting out some music that was really good.
2 One of life's luxuries is cooking while you're drunk.


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