Yvonne Elliman

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Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

29 December 1951, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Singer Elliman played in the high school band in Hawaii before relocating to London in 1969. She was singing at the Pheasantry folk club in the Kings Road, Chelsea, when the rising songwriters Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber chanced upon her. They offered her the part of Mary Magdalene in their new rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar and this brought her to the public’s attention. She subsequently recreated the role in the film and earned a nomination for a Golden Globe award by the Foreign Press Association. The role also gave her a first hit single with ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’, which was also the title of her 1972 debut for Decca Records. Her co-star, Ian Gillan of Deep Purple, subsequently signed her to Purple’s UK Label. Elliman then recorded an album for Decca Records in New York before returning to London to record a follow-up with the help of Pete Townshend. While appearing on Broadway...

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