Elkie Brooks

Elkie Brooks ( born February 25, 1945 in Salford, England, actually Elaine Bookbinder ) is a British singer and former member of the R & B band Vinegar Joe, after which it was mainly as a solo artist in the UK successfully.

Her musical career began when she was 15 years old. With the inclusion of the Etta James song "Something 's Got a Hold on Me" in 1964 she gave her debut with Decca.

For most of the 1960s she spent in the British jazz scene. With her ​​future husband Pete Gage, she joined the short-lived jazz - rock band Dada before Brooks, Gage and Robert Palmer finally Vinegar Joe founded. After three albums, the band broke up in 1974, and Brooks and Palmer went their own ways. After a period as a background singer for the American Southern boogie band Wet Willy, she returned to England.

Your promising but commercially unsuccessful disk Rich Man 's Woman 1975 was a flop before 15 British hit albums produced over the next 20 years, starting with Two Days Away (1977) and the hits " Pearl's a Singer", "Sunshine After the Rain " and" Lilac Wine ". After that, Elkie Brooks reinforced lighter musical forms turned to.

Your LPs "Shooting Star" (1978), " Live and Learn " (1979), "Pearls " (1981 ), which mainly consists of cover versions of "Pearls II" ( 1982), " Minutes" (1984) and "Screen Gems "(1985) were all undoubtedly successful. With " Fool If You Think It's Over " ( 1982) by Chris Rea and with "No More the Fool " (1987) she has succeeded once again hit parade success. Since then, Elkie Brooks has remained in demand as a live performer. With " Nothin ' but the Blues" in 1994, she returned once more to the roots of their music back.