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Sisters Sheila and Jeanette McKinley began their performing careers within the 60s in Edinburgh, Scotland. Their parents had been both professional music artists as well as the duo frequently featured at regional dancehalls. They guaranteed a recording agreement when a demonstration tape reached the creation/songwriting group Carter And Lewis. The McKinleys produced their debut in March 1965 with ‘Somebody Cares For Me’, which, although affected from the Phil Spector sound, involves life due to the duo’s earthy voices as well as the music’s cavernous set up. The follow-up, ‘When He Shows up Along’, created and made by Geoff Stephens, was somewhat disappointing, however the McKinleys reached an creative peak with ‘Nice And Tender Love’. This immediate, vibrant Carter/Lewis documenting was spurred on by sterling acoustic guitar function from Jimmy Web page. A haunting ballad, ‘Provide Him My Like’, temporarily shut the McKinleys’ documenting profession in 1965, and the pair relocated to Hamburg where they kept a residency in a declining Star Golf club. Several disappointing information ensued for Dutch Philips Information and in 1971 Sheila McKinley started a solo profession in Germany with her cover edition of Bob Dylan’s ‘If Not really For You’. Both sisters consequently retired from music.

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