Linda Lewis, the English singer-songwriter with a shocking five-octave vocal vary, has died. She was 72, in keeping with the BBC.
Lewis died Wednesday at her house, her sister Dee Lewis Clay confirmed on Instagram. No reason behind loss of life was given. The vocalist recorded standard songs reminiscent of “Rock-a-Doodle-Doo” and sang backup for artists reminiscent of Rod Stewart and David Bowie.
In response to the BBC, Lewis began out as an actor who attended theater faculty and appeared in motion pictures reminiscent of “A Style of Honey” (1961) and the Beatles’ “A Arduous Day’s Night time” (1964).
After taking part in the inaugural Glastonbury Competition in 1970, the self-taught guitarist and keyboardist’s music repeatedly climbed the charts. Her biggest hits additionally embody “It’s In His Kiss” — a disco rendition of “The Shoop Music.”
Along with collaborating with Bowie on his sixth studio album,“Aladdin Sane,” Lewis additionally collaborated with Stewart, Jamiroquai, Joan Armatrading and Yusuf/Cat Stevens.
“I’m so sorry to listen to of Linda Lewis passing,” Stevens tweeted on Thursday. “She was soul-friend and high-quality artist. Her flat on Hampstead Approach was a daily house for artist and musicians within the 70’s. Linda turned my private help act in the course of the ‘Bamboozle Tour’ of 1974, and travelled with our troupe all around the world, as much as Japan.
“What a voice! … Linda was like an incredible fowl that kindly visited the window sill of our earthly home for a number of days, then flew away again to her backyard. And I’m so glad to know she entered Islam a few years in the past at Peter Sanders’ home, on the hand of a gorgeous religious Shaikh from Gambia, Muhammad Al Jilani. God grant her everlasting love and peace within the ever blossoming backyard, the place her coronary heart belongs.”