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 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.