Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Barbara Dickson Life Story Interview…..
Barbara Starred in ‘Blood Brothers’ in the West End and now tours with her greatest hits.
Barbara is a Scottish singer whose hits include “I Know Him So Well” and “January February”. Dickson has placed fifteen albums in the UK Albums Chart from 1977 to date, and had a number of hit singles, including four which reached the Top 20 in the UK Singles Chart.
The Scotsman newspaper has described her as Scotland’s best-selling female singer in terms of the numbers of hit chart singles and albums she has achieved in the UK since 1976.
She is also a two-time Olivier Award-winning actress, with roles including Viv Nicholson in the musical Spend Spend Spend, and she was the original Mrs. Johnstone in Willy Russell’s long-running musical Blood Brothers. On TV she starred as Anita Braithwaite in Band of Gold.
Enjoy an Exclusive interview with Alex Belfield & Barbara Dickson….
Dickson’s twenty-fourth studio album, Time and Tide, was released in January 2008 featuring a mix of contemporary and folk songs, including “Palm Sunday”, which marked Dickson’s return to songwriting after a break of almost twenty years.
A live DVD, Into the Light, was released to coincide with the release of Time and Tide and included, as well as some of her best-loved hits, several tracks from her new album. A double live CD, Barbara Dickson in Concert, was released in April 2009 and was followed later in the year by her autobiography, A Shirtbox Full of Songs.
Between February and March 2011, Dickson undertook a tour of the UK and Ireland to promote her new studio album, Words Unspoken. Arranged and produced by Troy Donockley, the album included tracks such as “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Jamie Raeburn” and “The Trees They Do Grow High”. A tribute album to her friend Gerry Rafferty – To Each And Everyone – The Songs of Gerry Rafferty – was released in September 2013.
Interview Recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio & the BBC 2005.