Label: Epic - EPC 84551 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Pop • Style: Vocal
Dickson has placed fifteen albums in the UK Albums Chart from to date, and Screaming Foolish Soul - Killing Moon - Slow Fog a number of hit singles, including four which reached the Top 20 in the UK Singles Chart. She is also a two-time Olivier Award -winning actress,  with roles including Viv Nicholson in the musical Spend Spend Spendand she was the original Mrs.
Johnstone in Willy Russell 's long-running musical Blood Brothers. Previously she lived in "Dollytown", Rosytha prefab housing estate  that was demolished in earlyand Dunfermline in the s. Her father was a cook on a tugboat at Rosyth Dockyard and her mother was from Liverpool.
She went to Camdean Primary School. Dickson's singing career started in folk clubs around her native Fife in Her first commercial recording was in Her early work included albums with Archie Fisherthe first of which, The Fate O' Charliea collection of songs from the Jacobite rebellions, was released in Her first solo album was Do Right Woman in She became a well-known face on the British folk circuit of the late s and early s, but changed her career course after meeting Willy Russell.
He was at that I Can Make You Dance - Richie Rich - I Can Make You Dance a young student running a folk club in Liverpool.
He showed Dickson the first draft of what later became the award-winning musical John, Paul, George, Ringo … and Bert and asked her to perform the music.
The combination of fine writing, a superb cast Hold On - Barbara Dickson - You Know Its Me young unknowns including Antony SherBernard Hill and Trevor Eve and Dickson's idiosyncratic interpretation of Beatles songs made the show hugely successful.
The show's co-producer, Robert Stigwoodsigned Dickson to his record label, RSO Recordswhere she recorded the album Answer Mearranged and produced by Junior Campbellthe title track becoming a Top 10 hit in She contributed two tracks to Scouse the Mouse a children's album with Ringo Starr Hold On - Barbara Dickson - You Know Its Me others. Also during the late s, Dickson also contributed backing vocals to two best-selling albums by the Scottish singer-songwriter, Gerry Rafferty : City to City and Night Owl An abridged version of the song "Best of Friends", sung by Dickson, was used as the closing theme for Andy Robsonan ITV children's television series broadcast during and It was never released commercially.
InWilly Russell invited Dickson to star in his new musical Blood Brothers in the pivotal role of the mother, Mrs. Although at first reluctant to accept, having never acted Infecto - Estados Alterados - Cuarto Acto, she accepted and garnered critical acclaim as well as 'Actress of the Year in a Musical' from the Society of West End Theatres in She has reprised the role many times, the latest being at the Liverpool Empire Theatre.
Later inTim Rice approached Dickson to take part in Tonight (Explict) - Lil Flip - Sunshine (Bosco) Remix / Tonight recording of the concept album for the musical Chess in the role of Svetlana.
The song was a worldwide hit, and remained at number one in the UK Singles Chart for four weeks. It premiered at the Liverpool Playhouse and toured extensively in and The show, based on the rollercoaster life story of pools winner, Viv Nicholsonplayed in the West End to capacity audiences. She went on to star in the UK tour of the show. InDickson worked with Russell again, providing backing vocals for his album Hoovering the Moon.
Dickson's twenty-fourth studio album, Time and Tidewas released in January featuring a mix of contemporary and folk songs, including "Palm Sunday", which marked Dickson's return to songwriting after a break of almost twenty years. A live DVD, Into the Hold On - Barbara Dickson - You Know Its Me was released to coincide with the release of Time and Tide and included, as well as some of her best-loved hits, several tracks from her new album.
She and her family live in Edinburgh. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For those of a similar name, see Barbara Dixon disambiguation. Barbara Dickson OBE. Barbara Dickson.
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