Jennifer Warnes

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Tags: female vocalists singer-songwriter pop audiophile vocal 80s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 March 1947, Seattle, Washington, USA. Warnes grew up in Orange County, California and first sang in public as a child. In 1967, her strong pop/MOR voice won a contract to appear (as Jennifer Warren) on the television series hosted by country group the Smothers Brothers. Her first recording session was a duet with Mason Williams and Warnes became part of the Los Angeles club scene. She also took a leading role in the west coast production of Hair. As a solo artist Warnes recorded unsuccessfully under the name Jennifer for Parrot Records and Reprise Records, where John Cale produced her 1972 album, before signing to Arista Records in 1975. There she had a Top 10 hit (and a country chart-topper) with ‘Right Time Of The Night’ in 1977 while ‘I Know A Heartache When I See One’ (1979) was also successful.

During the 80s, as well as her work as a guest vocalist, Warnes gained a reputation as a singer of film themes after...

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