Juice Newton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": country female vocalists 80s soft rock classic rock pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Judy Kaye Cohen, 18 February 1952, Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA. This singing daughter from a military family spent most of her childhood in Virginia. While completing a formal education in California, she fronted Dixie Peach, a country rock combo that was renamed Silver Spur for their RCA Records albums in the mid-70s. Despite assistance from top Los Angeles session musicians, immediate solo success was dogged by Bonnie Tyler’s version of ‘It’s A Heartache’ eclipsing Newton’s own, though she gained a US country hit by proxy when the Carpenters covered her self-composed ‘Sweet Sweet Smile’ in 1978. Two years later, she arrived in Billboard’s Top 5 with a revival of Chip Taylor’s ‘Angel Of The Morning’ (her only UK hit) and then ‘Queen Of Hearts’ (also a hit for Dave Edmunds), while the Juice album containing both peaked at number 22. She enjoyed more hits in the pop charts with ‘Love’s Been A...

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