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Patricia Ann Cole, 3 October 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA. This former singer in a church choir and talented session singer first came to notice in 1966 as a member of Ike And Tina Turners backing group, the Ikettes. Relocating to England, she was signed to Andrew Loog Oldhams Immediate Records label, and was backed on tour by the Nice. Her exceptional version of the Cat Stevens ballad The First Cut Is The Deepest, was a UK Top 20 hit in 1967 and she enjoyed a second major hit the following year with Chip Taylors Angel Of The Morning, which was arranged by future Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones. Highly regarded among her musical peers for the sheer power and clarity of her voice, her first two albums were produced by Mick Jagger (the second in conjunction with Steve Marriott). Arnold repaid Marriotts production work by contributing some powerful vocals to the Small Faces hit, Tin...