|Genres:||Disco Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||60s female vocalists pop oldies classic rock|
Seattle, Washington, USA. Merrilee Rush was the singer of the original 1968 hit version of Angel Of The Morning, a song later popularized on two separate occasions by country singer Juice Newton and ragga singer Shaggy. Rush joined a band called the Aztecs at the age of 13 and the following year started her own band, Merrilee And Her Men. For a number of years she worked with numerous other bands and recorded several local singles, finally forming another band, Merrilee Rush And The Turnabouts, in the mid-60s, comprising guitarist Carl Wilson (brother of Hearts Ann and Nancy Wilson), saxophonist Neil Rush, bass player Terry Craig and drummer Pete Sack. With this band, in 1968, she recorded Angel Of The Morning, written by Chip Taylor and released on Bell Records it went to number 7 in the US charts. She continued to record throughout the 70s and early 80s but was unable to follow up her lone hit. Rush remains active on the Seattle...