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1) Twinkle (born Lynn Annette Ripley, 15 July 1948, Surbiton, Surrey, England - 21 May 2015) was a singer-songwriter. She made #4 in the U.K. at the end of 1964 with her self-penned debut “Terry,” a maudlin disc about the death of a (fictional) biker boyfriend. “Leader of the Pack” it wasn’t, yet the record caused a furor, with accusations of bad taste leading to its ban from the BBC (and, most likely, aiding its rapid rise to popularity). Only 16 at the time, Twinkle owed her rapid entry into the studio to a then-boyfriend in the then-popular vocal group The Bachelors, who passed on her demo to his manager. Jimmy Page was among the high-profile session musicians who played on “Terry”. Twinkle was a lean mod blonde somewhat in the mold of Marianne Faithfull, she recorded several less successful follow-ups in the mid-’60s, most of which were light emulations of the New York girl group style. Vocally she bore a passing resemblance to Lesley Gore, though in an even whiter style (if such a thing was possible), making Gore seem downright funky in comparison. Twinkle, wasn’t a mere creation of the image factory, though; she wrote much of her own material, including “Golden Lights,” her only other single to approximate hit status. After six singles for Decca, Twinkle retired from the studio in 1966, at around the time of her 18th birthday, although she did record a single for Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate label in 1969. She died at the age of 66 in 2015 from cancer.


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  • jake__m

    RIP Twinkle x

    2 Jul 5:25pm Reply
  • nigeyb

    RIP Twinkle

    27 May 7:55pm Reply
  • KeithJones


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  • Jureiko

    are you suggesting weeaboo candy pop is better than industrial/noise electronics ? sorry but I can't take you seriously

    23 Jan 5:29am Reply
  • Shru

    Noise is for teenage contrarians, and rhythmic noise has to be the lowest rung amongst that barely-differentiated heap. Therefore: step aside for denpa twinkle.

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • cccq

    Nice fight between noise and pop fans in the pic section :D [2]

    3 May 2014 Reply
  • gee4ge

    dito, synth-:)

    17 Mar 2014 Reply
  • synth3tic_sm1le

    Just listened to Ton Style for the first time, and realised that by the end of the track that my mouth had been hanging open in awe for the last six minutes of the nine minute track. Wow. I haven't done that since I was 16!

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • storm_eagle

    Nice fight between noise and pop fans in the pic section :D

    27 Apr 2013 Reply
  • nyctalops beautiful and atmospheric stuff

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • DeeViant1

    He is bad ass. The name throws you tho. Sounds so.....but the music is incredible.

    19 Jun 2012 Reply
  • faphardretard

    I must admit that he looks pretty badass with that paint thing.

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • patrazz13

    I garet... blond bitch must die:p ... a propos ,,Le Jouet'' was in 2007 and its definitely tooo long.

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • matcrews

    Audiotrauma is not dead, they just going through some financial issues. 2011 has been quite a harsh year for a lot of people. The Twinkle album is still delayed because Yves had a bad injury...don't have more recent news to share, sorry.

    17 Dec 2011 Reply
  • can_but_try

    audiotrauma is dead

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • culf

    Funnily there should be a new album from noise twinkle this summer, where the hell is it?!

    7 Nov 2011 Reply
  • narci91

    Funnily, I don't notice any similarities in their voices. And I listen to a lot of female vocalists, after all. But that's not the only kind of music I listen to. I just happen to listen to this 60's Twinkle instead of the other.

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • rainy-dog

    you think she sounds like britney spears?

    19 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Sternsaphir

    @narci you don't need to teach me. i know who she is and, for me, it looks like a britney and it sounds like a britney. but thank the gods, that tastes are different.

    10 Aug 2011 Reply
  • narci91

    @Sternsaphir: It's not a Britney-wannabe. Twinkle (born Lynn Annette Ripley) was a singer-songwriter in the 60's.

    25 Jul 2011 Reply
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