06 October 2007
Coronation Street's Wild Child!
I just purchased 'Let's Go With Joe Meek's Girls' (via emusic) yesterday, and was immediately caught by the first track, Jennifer Moss' Hobbies, which I played repeatedly several times. I wanted to blog about her, so this morning I found her Wiki page. And discovered that the 1 year anniversary of her passing was just a week ago. Freak coincidence!!!
Jennifer Moss was a British actress and singer, best known for her role as wild child Lucille on the long-running soap opera, Coronation Street (which also starred Peter Noone). She ventured into pop singing, releasing Hobbies, in June 1963, but though catchy, it missed the charts. Moss also appeared in the beat movie, Live It Up! (1963), singing Please Let It Happen To Me. All her tracks were produced by imaginative British record producer, Joe Meek.
Jennifer Moss - Hobbies
Jennifer Moss' orbituary in Guardian Unlimited Arts, here.
Another article from the Telegraph, here.
Jennifer Moss on IMDB, here.
On another note, I'm very keen on exploring more of Joe Meek's productions. He's been said to be UK's answer to Phil Spector. This is an interesting article on Joe Meek, here.