Ostensibly a risqué dance troupe, Hot Gossip also made it to number 6 in the UK charts in November 1978 with the preposterous space fantasy, I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper. The follow-up single was credited to Sarah Brightman And The Starship Troopers. Hot Gossip was formed by dance teacher and choreographer Arlene Phillips (1944, Manchester, Lancashire, England), and appeared regularly at Maunkburys nightclub in London before being spotted by the director of the Kenny Everett Television Show who was looking for a racier version of Pans People. Hot Gossip were best known thereafter for the inclusion of future Andrew Lloyd Webber wife Sarah Brightman.
Other members of the troupe included Chrissie Wickham, Floyd, Roy Gayle, Richard Lloyd King, Jane Newman, Julia Redburn, Kim Leeson, Perry Lister, Debbie Ash, Virginia Hartley and Alison Hierlehy. That list includes members from several different...