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Kiki Dee (born Pauline Matthews on 6 March 1947, in Little Horton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England) is a highly successful singer/songwriter, with a career that has lasted over 40 years. Her most famous song was a duet with Elton John, entitled “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, which was released in 1976 and went to Number 1.

Kiki Dee began singing with a local band in Bradford in the early 1960s. Her recording career began as a session singer. She sang backing vocals for Dusty Springfield, among others, and was highly regarded by other singers but did not achieve solo success in the UK for many years. In the USA, her style was admired and she became the first British artist to be signed by Tamla Motown, releasing her first Tamla single in 1970.

In the days before Radio 1 Kiki Dee was a regular performer of other people’s hits on BBC radio, and she starred with a group of session singers in the BBC2 singalong series One More Time. Nevertheless, it was only after she joined forces with Elton John and Rocket Records that she became a household name in the UK. Her first major hits were “I Got The Music In Me” (1974) and “Amoureuse” (1973) [1].

Don’t go breaking my heart (With Elton John) - 1976 Star - 1981 True love (with Elton John) - 1994

She has released 39 singles, 3 EPs, 9 LPs and 2 CDs to date. During the 1970s and 1980s was regularly voted the top UK female singer, with her powerful and soulful voice equally suited to rockers or ballads.

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  • CDPETE01

    very underated singer songwriter of the 70s,not just famous for the song with the freak.

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • MaidenSlayer

    She did a song with Elton John big hit. Yay!

    29 May 2010 Reply
  • emcxmc

    Happy Birthday, Kiki

    7 Mar 2010 Reply
  • 13helen13

    Hey Just thought you might like to know that Kiki Dee will be performing at the Wild and Live charity fundraiser at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 14th November to raise money for the Born Free Foundation. She will be joined by many other artists, including Bryan Adams, for what promises to be a wild night! Tickets are still available at the Royal Albert Hall website. Ill be buying mine, cannot wait!!!!! xxx

    21 Oct 2009 Reply
  • playsafe001

    The life and times of the motown stars is an extraordinary new book gives a fascinating insight into the lives and careers of all the key figures in the history of Motown, and chronicles the meteoric rise of the label. With over 150 life studies, this book is a `must read' for any fan of the music. From Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and The Four Tops, to Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and The Jackson 5 - discover what life was really like for these musical legends. The release coincides with live arena tours of ex-Motown artists (Lionel Ritchie, Michael Jackson), the Motown Legends UK arena tour, major back catalogue album releases, nationwide in-store displays, and numerous TV interviews with ex-Motown stars. For more info contact James or Andrea james@hudson-pr.com / andrea@hudson-pr.com / 020 8 600 5010

    9 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Ryncewynd

    loved this when i heard it in the seventies and still do...

    17 Apr 2009 Reply
  • PussycatLiLi

    http://www.last.fm/group/I%27m+From+Yorkshire

    30 Mar 2009 Reply
  • OSCARCHOICE-CHI

    1 EXITO PASE EN LAS DISCOS DE URUGUAY-------------------------------------------------------

    21 Nov 2008 Reply
  • jonny_alpha

    say what????

    21 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Tr1xx

    Popped her cherry... honest ... ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ...

    22 Aug 2007 Reply

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