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(Message started by: David V Barrett on Today at 10:49)

Title: Lesley Duncan
Post by David V Barrett on Today at 10:49
I'm very sorry to have to tell you that the wonderful singer-songwriter Lesley Duncan (Sing Children Sing, Earth Mother, "Love Song" etc) died yesterday afternoon after a long illness.  She was only 66.

A Tributes page will be opened on the site www.lesleyduncan.net.

David

Title: Re: Lesley Duncan
Post by Keith Busby on Today at 23:40
That's too bad. And Alan Parsons knew how to pick his guest vocalists: Lesley, Colin Blunstone, Allan Clarke, and more. Lesley Duncan's "If I could change your mind" is magnificent.

Title: Re: Lesley Duncan
Post by Paul Leighton on 18.03.10 at 15:59
I still have an obscure but rather lovely album featuring Lesley Duncan; I must dig it out. She was a great vocalist - and demonstrated later that she was a very talented actress.  Truly sorry to hear the news. Lesley RIP.
Paul

Title: Re: Lesley Duncan
Post by Leslie Moss on 28.03.10 at 10:13
Her duet "Love Song" with Elton John on one of his first albums was one of my favourites from that era, and I can never listen to it without being reminded of a certain young lady I used to sing it with.

Title: Re: Lesley Duncan
Post by naomi on 29.03.10 at 00:26
There is an obituary of Lesley Duncan in The Times today (Monday March 29).

[Here's the link: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article7079389.ece -- added by SJB]


Title: Re: Lesley Duncan
Post by Leslie Moss on 30.03.10 at 05:56

on 03/29/10 at 00:26:05, naomi wrote :
There is an obituary of Lesley Duncan in The Times today (Monday March 29).

[Here's the link: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article7079389.ece -- added by SJB]


I was surprised to learn from the obit that it wasn't in fact a duet on the Tumbleweed Conection version, it was Elton John multi-tracking himself.

Title: Re: Lesley Duncan
Post by Leslie Moss on 07.04.10 at 17:41

on 03/18/10 at 15:59:39, Paul Leighton wrote :
She was a great vocalist - and demonstrated later that she was a very talented actress.
Paul


Are you thinking of Lindsay Duncan the actress? I don't think Lesley was one, at least there's no mention in her obit.

Leslie

Title: Re: Lesley Duncan
Post by S J Birkill on 08.04.10 at 20:52
Before her success as a songwriter and solo artist, or even as a backing singer, Lesley did in fact appear in a film. 1963's 'What a Crazy World' was Elstree's attempt at a teen beat movie set in pre-swinging London. A Joe Brown vehicle, it also featured Susan Maughan, Marty Wilde and Freddie and the Dreamers! It was notable for being shot largely on location in and around the Whitecross Street Market, in sight of St Luke's church. Soon afterwards, some of the locations disappeared beneath the Barbican development.

Lesley plays Lil, Susan Maughan's quiet friend. By my reckoning she has four lines. But hey, she was an actress!

http://www.peteatkin.com/images/ld_wacw_63a.jpg

Alan Klein wrote the screenplay and the music.

Title: Re: Lesley Duncan
Post by Kevin Cryan on 09.04.10 at 20:58

on 04/08/10 at 20:52:10, S J Birkill wrote :
Alan Klein wrote the screenplay and the music.


....not to be confused, as he sometimes is, with the former Beatles manager Allen Klein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Klein).

Kevin Cryan



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