Saturday, 27 June 2009

Black velvet - Alannah Myles

Alannah Myles was born on December 25, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario (Canada). At sixteen, she began performing in Southern Ontario. She performed cover versions of Aretha Franklin, T. Rex, AC/DC, Bob Seger, Anne Peebles, the Rolling Stones, and the Pretenders. Later, she joined with David Tyson to produce her self-titled debut album, Alannah Myles.

This album contained her worldwide hit single 'Black velvet.' The song was a commemoration of the life and career of Elvis Presley. The single reached number 3 in the Netherlands and peaked at number 2 in the UK singles chart. Myles also won a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance.

My collection: 7" single no. 1406
Found: Grammofoonwinkel, Utrecht, April 3, 1991
Cost: 6,5 guilders
Tracks: 'Black velvet' / 'If you want to'

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