P. P. Arnold
Arnold was a member of a family of gospel music singers and began at the age of four years to sing. In the early 1960s, she worked as a background singer for Bobby Day. A little later she received from a friend named Maxine Smith the offer, along with Smith's girlfriend Gloria Scott, the former Ikettes to replace the backing band of Ike & Tina Turner. The three singers toured some time by the United States and came to England in 1966, where she completed a tour with the Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger was so impressed with Arnold's voice that he asked Andrew Loog Oldham Stones manager to give the singer a contract with his Immediate Records. Oldham agreed, and Arnold left the Ikettes to stay in London.
In 1967 Arnold's debut album The First Lady of Immediate, produced by Jagger, Loog Oldham and Mike Hurst. As a single of the Cat Stevens song The First Cut Is the Deepest been decoupled. Many of her later songs on Immediate, including the hit (If You Think You're ) Groovy, had been written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane of the Small Faces for them, who accompanied Arnold on some recordings. In return, Arnold contributed background vocals for the Tin Soldier. They also toured in 1968 with the band.
Your first backing band, the Blue Jays were now followed The Nice. The singer toured now with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Kinks, David Bowie and Blind Faith. Her cover version of Angel of the Morning was a big hit. But only a little later got in trouble Immediate and finally disappeared from the scene. Arnold then signed with Polydor and released two singles, both of Barry Gibb produced.
1970 Arnold played alongside PJ Proby in the rock musical Catch a Fire with and later turned a new backing band from Tony Ashton, Kim Gardner, Roy Dyke and Steve Howe together. She accompanied, among others, Nick Drake in the studio, toured with Eric Clapton and later married the bassist Fuzzy Samuels, with whom she moved back to L.A. and had a son. But the marriage was not happy, she was divorced. A little later, Arnold's daughter came from her previous marriage in a car accident. Arnold then retired back from the music scene.
In 1978 she returned to the public to cooperate once more with Barry Gibb. She also took on a version of the Carole King classic Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow along with Andy Gibb. In 1981, she moved to Hollywood and starred in several TV series with. The following year she returned to England, where she worked with transition Steel Pulse and The Kane. In 1984 she also began to reappear, adopted a role in the musical Starlight Express and sang with Boy George for the soundtrack of the film Electric Dreams.
She later worked with artists such as Peter Gabriel together (for " Sledgehammer " ), The Beatmasters, Dexter Wansel, Loose Ends, The KLF, Ocean Colour Scene, Primal Scream, Chaz Jankel and Roger Waters.