Glossary entry for
Katie Kissoon sang backup with Van for a period during the late 1970s and early 1980s,
on Into the Music and, much later, on Hymns to the Silence.
Issue #11 (March 1997) of Wavelength has an article by
Ulrich Buhring about Katie Kissoon's recordings.
In the mid/late
'60s she was a member of her elder brother Mac's vocal quartet, The
Marionettes. Later the brother/sister team of Mac and Katie signed
to the Young Blood record company and recorded "Keep On Laughing"
and "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep", the latter selling well in the US
and making it into the UK top 50. Next charting was with "I Found
My Freedom", where it made it into the top 10 in some European
markets, and then 1975 saw "Sugar Candy Kisses" make it into the #3
slot in the UK charts.
Since then she has appeared in concert or recorded with many
outstanding artist, including Stevie Wonder, George Harrison, Pete
Townshend, Annie Lennox, Dusty Springfield, Roger Waters, The Pet Shop
Boys, Jimmy Ray, Bonnie Tyler, Van Morrison, Tina Turner, Take That,
Elton John, Tom Jones, Jamiroquai, Michael Owen, George Michael and
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