Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Gwen Dickey

She was the voice behind Rose Royce – a soul, funk and disco band formed by Motown writer/producer Norman Whitfield. She was also in my opinion one of the most beautiful soul sisters of the 70/80s funk scene.

Gwen was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA and had most of her success with Rose Royce in the 70s with massive hits like "I'm Going Down", "I Wanna Get Next To You", "Wishing On a Star", "Love Don't Live Here Anymore", and "Car Wash". However she qualifies as an 80s soul sister because the tracks above spilled into the 1980s.

Gwen now has a solo career, lives in the UK and has collaborated with the likes of Cover Girls, KWS and Jay-Z. She is currently touring with her band, which is billed as ‘Gwen Dickey’s Rose Royce’.

If there is a slight regret, it is that her voice was not on Rose Royce’s 1984 monster hit, Magic Touch.


wienna said...

Thank God, an update at loooong last!

Jaja said...

I know 'Love dont live here' but you have only just introduced me to the singer..

yea the updates come in trickles!

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YAZMAR said...

oh yeah her voice is lovely...

who don't love rose royce?

Sola Folowosele said...

na wa for you oh, where hav been now? no update since 2007??

Emeka Amakeze said...

I agree with you man. Gwen Dickey has got it all. I give it up for her.

Dr R Mohammed said...

The legend of the greatest soul singers lives on in Gwen Dickey, unlike the manufactured poo of today's age

Unknown said...

Gwen Are You On Tour And Where !! She Made That Group !!!

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