Yvonne Elliman

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by Yvonne Elliman

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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... Read more

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disco
female vocalists
70s
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