Dexy's Midnight Runners Biography

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Born: 1950/09/27
Birth Place: British
Years Active: 1968–present
Genres: Pop, Soul, Rock, Ska, Funk

Linda Lewis (born Linda Ann Fredericks, 27 September 1950, West Ham, London) is an English vocalist, songwriter and Guitarist known for her singing. Lewis is the oldest of six children two of whom also had singing careers. She is best known for her cross-over music, also the singles "Rock-a-Doodle-Doo" (1972) and "Sideway Shuffle" (1973) also albums such as ''Lark'' (1972), ''Woman Overboard'' (1977), ''Fathoms Deep'' (1973) and later on had renewed success with ''Second Nature '' (1995), which became successful in countries such as Japan. Lewis also provided vocals for others such as David Bowie, Al Kooper, Cat Stevens, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Rick Wakeman, Rod Stewart, Hummingbird and Jamiroquai

Lewis is a self-taught guitarist and keyboard player, influenced by Harry Nilsson, Billie Holiday and Smokey Robinson, also drawing inspiration from others such as Joni Mitchell. Her music blends folk, funk and soul, a mix of genres making Lewis a fore runner to artists such as Des'ree and India.Arie.