|Genres:||R&B / Soul|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
20 July 1953, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Hines went to Australia in 1970 to work in the stage production of Hair, and later became the worlds first black Mary Magdalene, in the stage production Jesus Christ Superstar. With a cover of James Taylors Fire And Rain in 1975 she had immediate success. Propelled by manager Peter Rix and producer Robie Porter, she followed this with many hit singles including I Just Dont Know What To Do With Myself, What I Did For Love and You, (the last single reaching number 1 in Australia). Hines became an established MOR performer, winning hosts of media and pop industry awards. She also toured internationally with the acclaimed Australian jazz group, the Daly Wilson Big Band.
In the early 00s Hines became a judge on televisions vocal talent contest Australian Idol - a version of the UKs Pop Idol. Hines has continued a divided career...