Barbara Dickson

Genres: Documentaries Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtrack World
Descriptive "tags": female vocalists scottish pop british soundtrack showtunes scottish trad folk musical theatre female solo artists Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Official Homepage Wikipedia


27 September 1947, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Dickson earned her initial reputation during the 60s as part of Scotland’s flourishing folk scene. An accomplished singer, she tackled traditional and contemporary material and enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Archie Fisher. In the 70s she encompassed a wider repertoire and became a popular MOR artist in the wake of her contributions to Willy Russell’s John, Paul, George, Ringo... And Bert, a successful London West End musical. She enjoyed a UK Top 10 single in 1976 with ‘Answer Me’, while two later releases, ‘Another Suitcase In Another Hall’ (1977) and ‘January February’ (1980), also broached the UK Top 20. In 1983, the Dickson/Russell combination scored again when she won a Laurence Olivier Award for her portrayal of Mrs. Johnstone in his widely applauded musical Blood Brothers. Dickson maintained her popularity through assiduous television and concert appearances and in...

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