Marcia Hines

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 world’s first black Mary Magdalene, in the stage production Jesus Christ Superstar. With a cover of James Taylor’s ‘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 Don’t 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 television’s vocal talent contest Australian Idol - a version of the UK’s Pop Idol. Hines has continued a divided career...

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