|Play Clip||Song Name||Time||Genre||Released||More||License|
|Pearl's A Singer||1977||More||License|
|Fool If You Think It's Over||1981||More||License|
|Nights In White Satin||1982||More||License|
|Once In A While||1984||More||License|
Elkie Brooks was born on the 25th February 1945 in Broughton, Salford, and is a singer, formerly a vocalist with Vinegar Joe, and later a solo artist. She is known for her powerful husky voice
Her first solo album on A&M records was 'Rich Man's Woman' in 1975. Elkie was given a hard time due to the album's cover, which was considered outrageous for the time. It came before a run of 16 UK hit albums in twenty-five years, starting with 'Two Days Away' produced by the legendary duo Leiber & Stoller in 1977 who notably worked with Elvis Presley and many others. The hits 'Pearl's a Singer' and 'Sunshine After the Rain' came from the album 'Lilac Wine'
The albums 'Shooting Star' in 1978 'Live and Learn' in 1979 'Pearls' in 1981 at the time, the largest selling album by a British female artist. 'Fool If You Think It's Over' was a major hit from this album, mainly written by Chris Rea. 'Pearls II' in 1982 'Minutes' in 1984 and 'Screen Gems'Â in 1986 the first album to be produced on CD in the UK, all received UK chart success
In 1986 'No More the Fool' gave her biggest hit single to date while the parent album reached the top five and had the honour to be entered in the Guinness Book of Records as the most charted British female album artist of the last 30 years
Elkie BrooksÂ performed the Graham Lyle song 'Our Love'