Glenda Collins

Genres: Pop / Rock

Biography

London, England. Glenda Collins sang on numerous radio shows and in cabaret at the age of 12. In 1960 she was signed by Decca Records who issued her first three singles, ‘Take A Chance’, ‘Oh, How I Miss You Tonight!’ and ‘Find Another Fool’ (originally written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil for the Marcels). In 1962, Collins was introduced to enigmatic producer Joe Meek, who oversaw the rest of her output. ‘I Lost My Heart At The Fairground’ contains all of Meek’s trademarks - sound effects, echo, pulsating beat and strong melody. On this recording Collins was backed by the Tornadoes, whereas the equally powerful follow-up, ‘If You’ve Got To Pick A Baby’, featured the Outlaws, with guitarist Ritchie Blackmore adding already distinctive accompaniment. Six more singles followed, the best was Howard and Blaikley’s ‘Something I’ve Got To Tell You’ and the worst was Collins’ final...

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