Linda Lewis
British musician
Linda Lewis
Linda Lewis is an English vocalist, songwriter and guitarist. Lewis is the oldest of six children, two of whom also had singing careers.
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Daughter Finds Treasure Trove Of Surrealist Paintings Hidden Under Her Mother's Bed
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Over the course of art history, a number of female artists have given up on their work and themselves far too early in their career. This was the case for the Surrealist painter Doris Lindo Lewis, who died largely unknown in 1995, leaving a treasure trove of her works hidden, of all places, under her bed. Lewis didn't even discuss her artwork with her only daughter, Sydney Lewis Glover, which made it quite a surprise when Glover discovered a collection of museum quality artworks while cleaning out her mother's house last year. Thanks to her daughter's artful eye, Lewis' work is finally being recognized as a notable example of early female surrealist artwork. Sydney Lewis Glover alongside "Mamscape", image courtesy Erica Hirschler Lewis was born in Costa Rica in 1909 and spent her childhood in both Jamaica and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Although she dabbled in Surrealist style artwork for a time, she later moved on to more realistic portraits, landscapes and then to abstraction. Gl ...
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Loretta Young
LATimes - about 4 years
Loretta Young, in a shot from 1936’s “Ladies in Love,” was “ethereally beautiful,” says her daughter-in-law Linda Lewis.
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Music Review: Linda Lewis - A Tear and a Smile [Remastered]
Seattle Pi - almost 5 years
Music Review: Linda Lewis - A Tear and a Smile [Remastered] Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 06:28 a.m., Sunday, April 22, 2012 By the dawning of the '80s, however, popular music had become more commercialized than ever, and Lewis had gone through several record label changes. 1983's A Tear and a Smile was her first recorded output of the decade. Big Break Records' CD reissue of Tear includes several rare Lewis singles and B-sides as bonus tracks-most notably, the insanely addictive boogie number "Class/Style (I've Got It)" and the melancholy "I Can Take It."
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Ellabell woman dies in Effingham crash - Bryan County News
Google News - over 5 years
Linda Lewis, 66, of Ellabell was identified as the driver killed Thursday night in a car crash in Effingham County. According to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Lewis was traveling west on Blue Jay Road around 9 pm when her Kia sedan crossed
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Driver Identified in Deadly Effingham Crash - WSAV-TV
Google News - over 5 years
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office said Linda Lewis, 66, of Ellabell, was driving a Kia sedan on Blue Jay Road when her car crossed into the path of a pickup truck traveling on Highway 17. Authorities said the truck T-boned Lewis' vehicle
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Vets home car and bike show set for Sunday - Grand Island Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Coordinator and admissions clerk Linda Lewis said this is the only fundraiser for the Staff for Santa program. The program uses funds to purchase individualized gifts for all of the members of the veterans home each Christmas
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Welcome your new arrivals - San Luis Obispo Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
The family is expanding. Our son is getting married this month and we're delighted to welcome his bride, Gabrielle, into the fold. Families are continually adding new members. Whether the recent arrivals
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Homeless booted from Sunny Acres—including daughter of Maxine Lewis - Cal Coast News
Google News - over 5 years
Among the residents ejected was Linda Lewis. Her late mother was a long-time, fervent champion of local homeless causes and the county eventually acknowledged Maxine Lewis' work by naming the Orcutt Road overnight homeless facility in her honor
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Politicians aren't as Incompetent as They Seem - Scoop.co.nz
Google News - over 5 years
American voters disagree on many issues but nearly all agree that government's performance has been abysmal. Americans' satisfaction with the way things are going in the United States has fallen back to 11%, the lowest level since
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Defending the Constitution vs. Pledge to Government Secrecy - Scoop.co.nz
Google News - over 5 years
In the debate on reducing the national debt, members of Congress have focused on two options–tax increases and entitlement cuts—both considered unhelpful to restarting a stalled economy. Congress seemingly has forgotten that it has
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How Do You Like Your Peaches? - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Linda Lewis of Lewis Orchards in Dickerson said that she thinks most people like the type of peach that they ate growing up. She equated it to the rivalry between Coke and Pepsi: although Coke and Pepsi are both sweet and tasty, some people prefer one
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Student misses bus stop, family criticizes district - NBC2 News
Google News - over 5 years
In fact, there were as many as 10 people answering questions over the phone. "I was just scared. I was shaking," said Maria. Eventually, Maria's aunt, Linda Lewis, said she reached someone who was able to contact the bus driver to bring the girl home
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A miscarriage of justice on marijuana - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Photograph: Linda Lewis/Getty Images As if America's highly-publicised "war on drugs" were not already facing a credibility gap, two US superior court judges – one in Washington, DC, another in Colorado – are raising questions about whether the federal
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Their Dream Becomes a Reality - LOCAL2 Sault Ste. Marie
Google News - over 5 years
“Our partnership with Delta has made one family's dream of home ownership a reality,” said Linda Lewis, President of Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie. “It feels so great to finally celebrate and see this deserving family gain access to a better
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Linda Lewis
    FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 56
    In 2007 she toured with the Soul Britannia All Stars in the UK and on 3 February 2007 BBC Four featured performances by Lewis, in a sixty-minute recording of a Barbican show with The Soul Britannia All Stars.
    More Details Hide Details In June of the same year, she collaborated with Basement Jaxx on "Close Your Eyes", which featured in the Japanese anime film Vexille. Linda Lewis has a five octave vocal range. Charles Waring of Blues & Soul magazine described her vocal range, as heard on The Best of Linda Lewis (2003), as "powerful". In her review of Lewis's album Second Nature (1995) for Allmusic, Amy Hanson describes Lewis's voice as "remarkable and dynamic", and of Lewis's ability to sing in the whistle register Hanson comments in her review of Lark (1972), "No longer a wild weapon that can soar from childlike lilt to screaming dog whistle without a moment's notice, she channels her range to the emotions it demands." Lewis's voice has also been compared to Mariah Carey, and reviewer Melissa Weber commented that her voice had similarities to Minnie Riperton's and that Lewis had "a wider vocal range Riperton, with the ability to sing in a lower register."
  • 2006
    Age 55
    On 28 October 2006 The National Portrait Gallery opened an exhibit entitled Photographs 1965–2006, this featured a portrait by Lewis's former husband Jim Cregan and other sitters, such as Shirley Bassey.
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  • 2003
    Age 52
    During 2003 she also appeared at the Glastonbury Festival, and was filmed by BBC Television whilst she appeared on the Jazz and World Stage.
    More Details Hide Details Her song "Old Smokey" was used by the Rap artist known as Common, on his single "Go!" (2005), which appeared on his album Be (2005). This was produced by Kanye West and reached No. 1 on the United States R&B and Hip Hop charts. She recorded Live in Old Smokey (2006), which featured new and previously released songs and toured UK the same year.
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 41
    In 1992 she worked on the Joan Armatrading album Square the Circle as a backing vocalist, along with her sister Shirley and Sylvia Mason-James.
    More Details Hide Details She then returned to record Second Nature (1995), which found success in the Japanese charts. Its success led to live performances, which were recorded and released as On The Stage – Live in Japan (1996). Three more albums followed. Warner Bros. Records released Reach for the Truth-The Best of The Reprise Years (2002), an anthology of her work during the previous thirty years. This was followed by BMG releasing The Best of Linda Lewis (2003), which included her hit singles.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1984
    Age 33
    During the next decade Lewis retreated from public life and moved to Los Angeles, although in 1984 she again appeared at the Glastonbury Festival.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1977
    Age 26
    She sings on the Go Too album, released in 1977, with Jess Roden.
    More Details Hide Details Three more albums followed over the next few years. In 1986 and 1987 she recorded with her sisters Dee and Shirley as Lewis, then Lewis Sisters.
  • 1975
    Age 24
    On 5 July 1975 Lewis opened the Knebworth Festival, being followed by Roy Harper, Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, the Steve Miller Band and Pink Floyd.
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  • 1973
    Age 22
    Her first hit single "Rock-a-Doodle-Doo" reached No. 15 in the UK Singles Chart in the summer of 1973, and it was followed by the album Fathoms Deep, which featured former Jeff Beck group guitarist Bobby Tench.
    More Details Hide Details This album established her as one of Britain's most promising young female singer-songwriters and was critically acclaimed, but it did not did have the expected success, probably due to Raft Records becoming insolvent at that time. However, several appearances on the BBC TV show Top of The Pops raised her profile and an extensive world tour with Cat Stevens followed. On her return to the studio, she signed to Arista Records and recorded what would become her breakthrough album Not a Little Girl Anymore (1975), which featured Allen Toussaint and the Tower of Power horn section. A cover of the "The Shoop Shoop Song" was released as a single, under the title of "It's in his Kiss", at the same time as Not a Little Girl Anymore, reaching No. 6 in the UK Album Chart.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1970
    Age 19
    On 19 September 1970 Lewis appeared at the first Glastonbury Festival (where she jammed with Terry Reid and David Lindley), having been booked by the DJ and concert booker Jeff Dexter.
    More Details Hide Details After a chance meeting with Warner Bros. Records executive Ian Ralfini, Lewis signed to Warner Bros. Records imprint label Reprise. Lewis also worked as a session vocalist in this period, which led to her appearance on albums such as Possible Projection of the Future by Al Kooper, David Bowie's Aladdin Sane (1973), Cat Stevens's Catch Bull at Four (1972) and Hummingbird's first album Hummingbird (1975). She then signed to Family's new Warner Brothers distributed "Raft" label.
  • 1969
    Age 18
    During 1969 Linda Lewis formed White Rabbit with Junior Marvin, moving onto replace Marsha Hunt in the soul rock band The Ferris Wheel in 1970 and toured Europe with them.
    More Details Hide Details She also recorded the album Ferris Wheel (1970) and the single "Can't Stop Now" with them before the band broke up the same year.
  • 1967
    Age 16
    Hooker introduced her to Ian Samwell who arranged for Don Arden to manage her and she signed to Polydor, to record the single "You Turned My Bitter into Sweet", which is now a collectable Northern Soul record The July 1967 release of "You Turned My Bitter into Sweet" inaugurated the singer's use of Linda Lewis as her professional name: since the Polydor roster featured singer Linda Kendrick the label felt that releases credited to Linda Fredericks might cause counter-productive confusion, Linda Fredericks adopted Lewis as her professional surname in honour of Soul singer Barbara Lewis (eventually both of Linda Lewis's sisters would pursue singing careers as Dee Lewis and Shirley Lewis, and their mother would also assume "Lewis" as her surname).
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  • 1964
    Age 13
    In 1964 she met John Lee Hooker who was performing at a London club and sang "Dancing in the Streets" with him.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Born on September 27, 1950.
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