England. One of five children in a London household appreciative of classical music (her parents turned the television off rather than see their children exposed to pop music), Dudley nevertheless saw the connection between the two forms when the Beatles and Smokey Robinsons expanded orchestrations played on her transistor radio. By this time she was well on her way to a classical music career, but after leaving college in 1981 she started work as Trevor Horns musical arranger and keyboard player. This involved working on some of 80s pops most successful and innovative recordings, including music by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Wham! and ABC. She then became a key member of the adventurous Art Of Noise, who stealthily offered the public avant garde compositions packaged as dance music. The influence of tracks such as Beat Box and, in particular, Moments In Love, went on to reverberate around the music scene in the...
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