As a multi-million selling recording artist with an Award winning acting career, Barbara Dickson OBE has been one of the most popular artists in Britain since the early 1970’s. Taking part in the musical, Blood Brothers, in 1983 was to mark Barbara’s debut as a stage actress. In 1985 Barbara’s single ‘I Know Him So Well,’ recorded with Elaine Paige and taken from the musical ‘Chess’, was released. It reached Number One in the UK and went on to become a Top Ten hit around the world. She was awarded an OBE from Her Majesty the Queen in 2002 for Services to Music and Drama.
As a multi-million selling recording artist with an Award winning acting career, Barbara Dickson OBE has been one of the most popular artists in Britain since the early 1970’s.
Barbara’s love of music was evident from an early age and she began studying piano at the age of five and by twelve had also taken up the guitar.
Barbara was offered the role of the musician/ singer in a 1974 musical ‘John, Paul, George, Ringo… and Bert’, staged at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. She was on stage throughout the entire performance singing the songs of The Beatles.
First single was Answer Me released in 1976 and a regular slot on the hit TV show Two Ronnies ensured Barbara Dickson’s rise. The popular song ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’ from the musical Evita, (Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber) was her second hit and after a move to the CBS records label Barbara continued her success with hit singles including ‘Caravans’ and ‘January, February’ and ‘The Barbara Dickson Album’ in 1980 provided her with her first gold album.