25 March 1965, Basildon, Essex, England. Tracie Young left school to become a trainee children’s nurse, switchboard operator, insurance clerk, and finally singer. She originally sang with a Depeche Mode -like outfit called City 19 but was not keen on their style, although she did do some songwriting with band member Dean. After seeing an advertisement in Smash Hits placed by Paul Weller (Jam / Style Council) and Respond Records for a girl singer, she was given the opening she needed.... Read more