Elkie Brooks Biography (Wikipedia)
Elkie Brooks (born Elaine Bookbinder, 25 February 1945) is an English singer, a vocalist with the bands Dada and Vinegar Joe, and later a solo artist. She gained her biggest success in the late 1970s and 1980s and has been nominated twice for Brit Awards. She is known for her powerful husky bluesy voice and her 13 Top 75 singles such as "Pearl's a Singer", "Lilac Wine", "Don't Cry Out Loud", "Fool (If You Think It's Over)", and "No More the Fool". Between her first chart album in 1977 and 1997 Brooks became the UK Female Artist with the Most Top 75 Chart Albums.
She is generally referred to as the "British Queen of Blues". Her 1981 "Pearls" album became the Biggest Selling album by a UK female artist in the history of the charts at that point.
- Elkie Brooks Live Session!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05gcgbh.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05gcgbh.jpg2017-09-17T12:07:00.000ZElkie Brooks performs a stunning session in the Musician's Circle.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05gcdb2
Elkie Brooks Live Session!
- Elkie Brooks - Pearl's a Singer, live in Radio 2's Piano Roomhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05544fp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05544fp.jpg2017-06-06T15:35:00.000ZElkie treats us to a special rendition of her classic, with live piano accompaniment.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0554035
Elkie Brooks - Pearl's a Singer, live in Radio 2's Piano Room
- Elkie Brooks once fell through a glass stage...https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p052ggqf.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p052ggqf.jpg2017-05-09T18:31:00.000ZElkie tells Simon how she still suffers after breaking her way through a glass stagehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p052gcgn
Elkie Brooks once fell through a glass stage...
- Elkie Brooks is a Black Belt in aikido!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p052gfbb.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p052gfbb.jpg2017-05-09T18:21:00.000ZElkie Brooks' exercise regime puts us all to shame...https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p052gchk
Elkie Brooks is a Black Belt in aikido!
- Elkie Brookshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03r7hgw.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03r7hgw.jpg2016-04-16T13:31:00.000ZThe legendary singer on her remarkable career and show at the Cheltenham Festivalhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03r7r1x
- Elkie Brooks Live in Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02nhs6y.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02nhs6y.jpg2015-04-05T12:50:00.000ZElkie Brooks perfroms two songs for Terry Wogan. Tracklisting: Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan) A Song For You (Leon Russell)https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02nhwjk
Elkie Brooks Live in Session
- Elkie Brookshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqmpf.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqmpf.jpg2014-11-26T11:12:00.000ZBrian Matthew chats to the jazz singer turned pop star in this archive interviewhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02ct82k
- Elkie Brooks is nominated for the Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015kfvb.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015kfvb.jpg2013-02-25T15:55:00.000ZRadio 2 listener Anne Fackman in Great Yarmouth nominates Elkie Brooks for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall Of Fame on Radio 2https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p015kkr6
Elkie Brooks is nominated for the Singers Hall of Fame
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