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Mark Seaman and Elkie Brooks
Mark Seaman and Elkie Brooks

Interview with Elkie Brooks

The legendarily husky-voiced singer visited the BBC Radio Wiltshire studios recently. Listen to our interview.

Singing legend Elkie Brooks came into the studios of BBC Radio Swindon and Wiltshire recently to talk to afternoon show presenter Mark Seaman ahead of her local appearance at Salisbury City Hall on Friday 18th May. 

Elkie has been singing professionally for over 40 years since her early days with the Humphrey Littleton Jazz Band, an association she has kept going up until recent times. 

Elkie Brooks
Elkie in action

She first came to fame in the sixties when she was part of the top rock and blues band Vinegar Joe, but it was with the release of her solo hit 30 years ago in 1977, 'Pearl's a Singer', that Elkie's career really took off. 

Over the next few years she enjoyed a string of hit singles and million selling albums, and her fans still flock to see her at her sell out concerts around the Country and across Europe on her many and lengthy tours. 

She talked to Mark about her long and successful career, her hopes for the future and her efforts to keep fit in her early sixties through her passion for healthy food and the marital art of Aikido.

Click below to listen to the interview in streaming Real Audio.
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last updated: 22/05/07
 
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gary bowman
Marital art? Anyone know of a club in Somerset?

Andy
I always thought aikido was a 'martial' art, but I suppose it does help in all aspects of life...

Franco
Nice to hear Elkie . Good interview

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