23 June 1944, USA. This vocalist achieved fame as a member of the Orlons, a Philadelphia-based vocal group which enjoyed success with The Wah Watusi and Dont Hang Up. The unit disbanded in 1968 when Hightower went to the UK to pursue a career as a session singer. She contributed to Joe Cockers international smash hit With A Little Help From My Friends, and her later appearances included Muddy Waters London Sessions (1972), Dana Gillespies Wasnt Born A Man (1973), Doris Troys Stretching Out and Kevin Ayers Confessions Of Dr. Dream (both 1974). During this period Hightower was also a member of Charge, a short-lived studio group that also featured former Grease Band stalwarts Neil Hubbard, Alan Spenner and Chris Stainton. Her only solo album was produced by Ric Grech.