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Linda Nolan

Linda Mary Nolan (born 23rd February 1959 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish singer and actress. She is best known for being a member of the singing sisters The Nolans, who are well known for their disco classic 'I'm In The Mood For Dancing'. She has appeared in numerous West End shows, such as ‘Blood Brothers’, and shares a Guinness World Record (2007) for the most siblings (four, Linda, Bernie, Maureen and Denise) to have played the same role, Mrs. Johnstone, in the same show, Blood Brothers. In 2009 she toured again with three of her five sisters, Bernie, Maureen and Coleen for a one off, sell out tour named 'I'm In The Mood Again'.

Career with The Nolans

Linda joined her sisters in their group The Nolans in 1974. Together they had worldwide success, With global record sales topping 25 million and phenomenal success in Japan where, together, they out sold The Beatles! They also supported Frank Sinatra on his tour, and appeared on numerous shows including Top Of The Pops, Cliff Richard, and Filthy, Rich and Catflap. In 1981 The Nolans won the grand prize at the Tokyo Music Festival with their song 'Sexy Music'

Solo Career

Linda left the group 1983 to pursue a solo career, and, at the time, was dubbed the 'Naughty Nolan' due to risqué publicity photos. She performed in the role of 'Maggie May' at Blackpool's Central Pier for 10 years, clocking up more than 1,000 performances, and toured with 'Prisoner Cell Block H - The Musical' She later went on to marry her soul mate Brian Hudson.

In 2006 Linda was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, and had to undergo a mastectomy, and sadly, as she was recovering, Brian, her husband of 26 years passed away. She also lost her mother Maureen in 2007 to Alzheimer's.

After possibly the most difficult and heartbreaking period in her life, she joined Bernie, Maureen and Coleen for a one off reunion tour, and together they released a CD of some of their greatest hits, as well as some of their favourite diva anthems, and a DVD of the live show in Manchester.


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Template:Infobox musical artist The Nolans (billed as The Nolan Sisters from 1974 until early 1980) are an Anglo-Irish group of sisters from the Republic of Ireland and England, who performed as a pop vocal act. The group, best-known for their song "I'm In The Mood For Dancing", gained prominence as guest performers on numerous UK television shows. The majority of their charted singles and albums occurred in the early 1980s but they continued to be active until 2005 and were particularly successful in Japan. The sisters have pursued varying solo careers in acting, music and television presenting.

In June 2009 it was announced that the Nolan Sisters will be re-forming and touring in October and November 2009.[1]

Contents

Early career: 1974-1979

Tommy (1925-1998)and Maureen Nolan (1926-2007), who had both worked as singers in Ireland,[2] moved their family from Dublin to Blackpool in 1962, and launched a family singing group, The Singing Nolans, in 1963.[3] The original line up comprised the parents, sons Tommy and Brian, and daughters Anne (born 12 November 1950[3]), Denise (born 9 April 1952[4]), Maureen (born 14 June 1954[3]), Linda (born 23 February 1959[3]) and Bernadette ('Bernie', born 17 October 1960[3]).

The family performed even as the five girls all went to school at Blackpool's St Catherine's Catholic Secondary School (now part of St. Mary's Catholic College). As well as performing frequently on the northern club circuit[5], The Singing Nolans recorded an album, The Singing Nolans, a single "Blackpool" – which was a song about their local football club, Blackpool F.C., and is still used on match days at Bloomfield Road – and the EP "Silent Night" for the Nevis label in 1972.[6]

In 1974 the five daughters began performing as The Nolan Sisters.[3] After guesting on Cliff Richard's TV show, they began regular appearances on variety and comedy shows including Summertime Special, The Morecambe & Wise Show and The Two Ronnies[5] In 1975 they supported Frank Sinatra on a UK tour and Rolf Harris in South Africa.[7]

They released one uncharted single on EMI in 1974 and several more on Target Records between 1975 and 1977[6], several of which were composed by Roger Greenaway.[8] A 1977 eponymous album on the Hanover Grand label was sold only at the London Club Room in Drury Lane, and is ranked by price guides as the most collectable UK release by the group.[6][9]

Their chart breakthrough came in 1978 with the covers album 20 Giant Hits on Target, which reached Number 3 in the UK.[10] That year they also supported Engelbert Humperdinck on a US tour[3], and Denise left the group to pursue a solo career.[3]

In 1979, the group participated in the UK Eurovision selection contest A Song For Europe.[3] Their track "Harry My Honolulu Lover" was considered the favourite before the contest, but ultimately placed fourth, with Black Lace going on to represent the UK.[3] A lightning strike by BBC technicians minutes before the broadcast led to the cancellation of the show. Instead, the regional juries had to make their decisions based on audio tapes of the songs.[11] The group had been pre-booked to promote the song on many BBC shows, leading to speculation that it had been taken for granted they would win the competition. One booking was representing the BBC at the 25th Anniversary celebrations for the Eurovision network, which was staged in Montreaux, Switzerland, in April 1979.

Chart success: 1979-1984

After signing with CBS subsidiary Epic Records in 1979, the group enjoyed their greatest period of commercial success. Although their debut release - the failed UK Eurovision entry "Harry, My Honolulu Lover" - did not chart, their second Epic single "Spirit, Body and Soul" reached Nº34.[12] At the end of 1979, the group released the disco-flavoured single "I'm In The Mood For Dancing", which became their best-known tune[13] and biggest hit. It reached Nº3 in the UK[12], Nº2 in their native Ireland[14] and Nº1 in Japan[3], a rare event for a Western act; the single eventually sold more than 600,000 copies in Japan.[15] The song, like the majority of The Nolans' hit singles, was written by Ben Findon, Mike Myers and Robert Puzey[16]

The self-titled album Nolan Sisters, which featured the first two charting Epic singles, eventually reached Nº15 in the UK[10] In early 1980 the group changed its name from The Nolan Sisters to The Nolans.[3] Following her marriage, Anne temporarily left the group and was replaced by the youngest member of the family, Coleen (born 12 March 1965)[3] (Coleen had released one solo single on Target in 1978[6], a song about Prince Andrew's status as a teen idol.[8])

The group's 1980 album Making Waves peaked at Nº11 but had the longest UK album chart run of their career (33 weeks)[10] Singles from the album included "Don't Make Waves" (UK Nº12[12], IE Nº5[14]); "Who's Gonna Rock You" (co-written by Billy Ocean, UK Nº12 in 1980[12], IE Nº14[14]), and "Gotta Pull Myself Together" (UK Nº9[12], IE Nº8[14]). The latter became the group's first Australian hit, reaching Nº3 in 1981[17]; its parent album reached AU Nº10[17] The last UK single release from Making Waves was "Attention To Me" in 1981 (UK Nº9[12], IE Nº5[14], AU Nº94[17]).

"Sexy Music", also featured on Making Waves, won the grand prize at the 1981 Tokyo Music Festival[18], and was subsequently released as a single in Japan. This became the group's third Nº1 on the Japanese Import chart - following "I'm in the Mood for Dancing" and "Gotta Pull Myself Together".[19] During 1981, Coleen and Linda contributed vocals to the Young and Moody Band[3], which scored a UK Nº63 hit with "Don't Do That".[20]

Another 1981 single "Chemistry" (UK Nº15[12], IE Nº11[14], AU Nº51[17]) was drawn from the album Portrait. This would become the group's second Top 10 UK album, reaching Nº7 in 1982[10] (AU Nº54[17]), and was also the source of their final UK Top 20 single "Don't Love Me Too Hard" (UK Nº14[12], IE Nº17[14]). Anne rejoined the group in late 1982, making it a five-piece line up[3]

The 1982 compilation album Altogether reached UK Nº52[10], but the accompanying single, "Dragonfly", failed to chart. In 1983, the group was rocked by a minor scandal when their new single, "Dressed to Kill" was removed from the chart due to allegations of chart rigging. The group had released the single with a limited edition poster, exclusive to shops which registered chart sales. The story was reported on in newspapers at the time, which also added that their fan-club had instructed members on which shops these were. The single had entered highly in the Chart but was subsequently banned from inclusion.[21] Later in the year, Linda left the group to pursue a solo career. At the time, she was nicknamed the "Naughty Nolan"[22] due to risque publicity photos.[3] The resulting four-woman line up of Bernie, Anne, Maureen and Coleen was stable until 1994[3]

The covers album Girls Just Wanna Have Fun was released on Towerbell Records in 1984 and became The Nolans' final UK chart album, reaching Nº39[10]

The Nolans achieved success in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and were particularly successful in Japan.

New labels and lineups: 1984-2005

In 1986, the group performed on a stadium tour of Russia.[7] They appeared in the second episode of the 1987 comedy series Filthy Rich & Catflap, playing themselves in a blackmail plot and performing "I'm In The Mood For Dancing".[23] A 1989 re-recording of the same song reached an unofficial UK chart position of #99.[24]

The Nolans remained popular in Japan, signing a six-album deal there in 1987.[7] They recorded several new albums purely for the Japanese market, usually featuring English language covers of Japanese pop hits.[7] Releases on Teichiku Records during this period included Playback Part 2, entirely comprising covers of songs originally performed by Japanese singer Momoe Yamaguchi[25]; Tidal Wave[26]; Rock And Rolling Idol; Hottest Place On Earth; and Lost Lonely Beaches.

In 1992 they became the first British group to be awarded the Tokubstsu Kikaku Sho (Japanese Grammy) for best foreign recording artist.Template:Fact Compilations of their Japanese material, often featuring remixes and some featuring other artists as well, were regularly released throughout the 1990s and 2000s in Japan, while several budget-priced compilations of their Epic-era material (sometimes re-recorded) appeared in the UK.

Coleen, who had married performer Shane Richie in 1990[27], quit the group in 1994 to have a baby[3] In 1995, longstanding lead singer Bernie left to pursue an acting career; Anne and Maureen continued as a two-piece version of The Nolans.[3] A re-recorded version of "I'm In The Mood For Dancing", released on the Living Beat label, reached #51 in the UK in 1995.[12]

From 2000, the line-up consisted of Maureen and Anne, together with Anne's daughter Amy and unrelated singer Julia Duckworth, and concentrated on live appearances[28], often at venues such as Butlins holiday camps and bingo halls.[2] The group disbanded in 2005.[28]

Post-Nolans: Solo careers

Most of the sisters have continued to work in show business, pursuing careers in acting, musical theatre, pantomime and touring.[13] As an actress, Bernie had prominent TV roles in Brookside and The Bill[13], and has toured in several stage shows, including the adaptation of the movie Flashdance in 2008[29] Coleen has mostly worked as a television presenter, hosting This Morning briefly in 2001[30] and appearing regularly as a panellist on Loose Women since 2004.

Four of the sisters -- Bernie, Denise, Linda, and Maureen -- have played the role of Mrs Johnstone in the musical Blood Brothers.[31] Both Maureen and Bernie have performed in productions of the comedy Mum's The Word, and they toured together in the show in 2008.[32]

Linda performed in the role of Maggie May at Blackpool's Central Pier for 10 years, clocking up more than 1,000 performances[33] and toured with Prisoner Cell Block H - The Musical.[34] Denise released one solo single on Pye in 1979 and two on Mercury in 1982.[6] She has frequently performed a Judy Garland tribute show.[35] Anne stopped performing and took up an office job.[7]

The Nolans reunited as a five-piece (Anne, Bernie, Coleen, Linda and Maureen) on August 9 2007 to perform "I'm In The Mood For Dancing" on Loose Women[36], but dismissed any immediate prospect of a full-scale reunion[37], a stance Anne echoed in 2008.[7]

The girls' father Tommy died in 1998.[38] Anne was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, as was Linda in 2006.[22] As part of her treatment, Linda had a breast removed.[39]

The Nolans' mother Maureen Nolan died on 30 December 2007[40] after suffering from Alzheimer's disease.[41] Anne Nolan released her autobiography Anne's Song on 27 March 2008.[42] In the book, co-written with Richard Barber[5], Anne said she had been repeatedly sexually abused by her father.[2][5][38]

2009 reunion

The Nolans announced in June 2009 that they were reforming for a UK tour. Four members - Coleen, Bernie, Linda and Maureen - are undertaking the tour, to be staged over October and November 2009. The two other sisters, Anne and Denise, will not be involved.

Coleen said she had instigated the reformation after speaking to her manager. She explained: "We've been approached before over the last four or five years but it has never felt like the right time and the right people being involved, and this time it was like 'let's just do it once more". The sisters will be performing their hits and several classic Diva-type songs.[43]

The reunion however has sparked a split in the family as sister Anne has appeared in the press stating that she has been excluded from the tour despite being a long-serving member of the group.[44] She has also issued a statement on her official website, which includes the comment: "they are not my sisters anymore".[45] Sister Denise has also issued a statement in support of Anne and has said that the real reason for the reunion was due to some of the sisters being in financial difficulty.[46] The others have said that the decision was made by Universal, who are sponsoring the tour, due to this being the line-up that enjoyed the most success back in the early 1980s. Both Anne and Denise deny this as being the real reason however.

UK Tour Dates 2009

Discography

Singles

Title Year Label Peak
UK
chart
[12]
Peak
Japan
chart
[48]
Peak
Ireland
chart
[14]
Peak
Australia
chart
[17]
Japan
sales
[48]
"But I Do"[6]1974EMI--
(1981)[49]
NRNR
"Make A Little Sunshine Shine"[6]1975Target--
(1981)[50]
NRNR
"Rain"[6]1976Target-NRNRNR
"Thanks For Calling"[6]1976Target-NRNRNR
"When You Are A King"[6]1976Target-NRNRNR
"Love Transformation"[6]1977Target-NRNRNR
"Love Bandit"[6]1977Target-NRNRNR
"Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"[6]1978Target-NRNRNR
"Harry, My Honolulu Lover"1979Epic-NR--
"Spirit, Body and Soul"1979Epic34NR--
"I'm In The Mood For Dancing"1979Epic31
(1980)
243
(1981)
673,850
"Don't Make Waves"1980Epic12NR5-
"Gotta Pull Myself Together"1980Epic9983
(1981)
302,460
"Who's Gonna Rock You"1980Epic1221
(1981)
14-87,650
"Attention To Me"1981Epic9NR594
"Sexy Music"1981EpicNR7NRNR270,160
"Chemistry"1981Epic1523115177,160
"Don't Love Me Too Hard"1982Epic1461
(1981)
17-18,480
"Crashing Down"1982Epic-86--2,660
"Dragonfly"1982Epic----
"Dressed To Kill"1983Epic-NR--
"Goodbye Nothin' To Say"[51]1985Towerbell----
"I'm In The Mood For Dancin' 89 (re-recording)"1989BCM Records99[24]---
"Rock And Rolling Idol"[52]1991TeichikuNR-NRNR
"Take Me All"[53]1991TeichikuNR-NRNR
"Tidal Wave"[54]1991TeichikuNR-NRNR
"Mother Earth"[55]1992TeichikuNR-NRNR
"I'm In The Mood For Dancing (re-recording)"1995Living Beat51---

NR = not released in that country. Dash indicates did not chart in that country.

Albums

Note: all post-1990 albums listed here are Japan-only releases.

Title Year Label UK
chart
peak[10]
Japan
chart
peak
[56]
Japan sales
[56]
20 Giant Hits1978Target 338
(1981)
17,370
Nolan Sisters1979Epic15
(1980)
3156,020
The Nolan Sisters
(10-inch edition w/ 6 tracks)
1979Epic NR12
(1980)
56,190 
Making Waves 1980Epic111550,800
Sexy Music
(compilation LP)
1981Epic NR2541,930
All About The Nolans
(2-LP box set)
1981EpicNR3058,290
Don't Love Me Too Hard
(earlier release of Portrait for Japanese market)
1981EpicNR4741,230
Portrait1982Epic7NR-
Altogether1982Epic52--
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun1984Towerbell39--
Playback Part 2[25]1991Teichiku NR771,2000
Tidal Wave[26]1991Teichiku NR993,000
Rock And Rolling Idol1991Teichiku NR8815,000
Starbox (compilation; reissue of Altogether)1992CBSNR--
Graduation (The Nolans & Friends)1992Teichiku NR--
Hottest Place On Earth1992Teichiku NR--
Lost Lonely Beaches1992Teichiku NR--
Colorful Nolans (Megamix CD)[57]1992Teichiku NR--
New Music Pops In Japan (The Nolans & Friends) 1992Teichiku NR--
New Best Hits And More (includes 5 new tracks)1997Teichiku NR--
The Nolans Sing Momoe[58] (reissue of Playback Part 2[25];
bonus DVD with some editions)
2004NR-GT-
The Singles Collection (includes bonus DVD)2006Teichiku NR88-
I'm In The Mood For Dancing:
The Nolans Best Hits Collection
[59]
2007M & INR--

NR = not released in that country. Dash indicates did not chart in that country.

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