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Marianne Segal

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Born 1949, Westminster, London, singer MARIAN SEGAL (as she was then named) sprang out of the burgeoning mid-60s folk-rock scene via a duo alongside musician Dave Waite; they toured with SANDY DENNY and STRAWBS. Adding a third party (ex-PICADILLY LINE member, pianist/bassist Rod Edwards) to the proceedings, the trio duly formed JADE. The turn of the decade saw the group sign a contract with DJM Records (aka Dick James Management), while recruiting session players Terry Cox (of PENTANGLE), Pete York (The SPENCER DAVIS GTROUP), Mickey Waller (The JEFF BECK GROUP), Clem Cattini (The IVY LEAGUE), John Wetton (FAMILY), Jimmy Litherland (COLOSSEUM) and Pete Sears (FLEUR DE LYS, SAM GOPALS DREAM, et al) to combine on their one-and-only LP, FLY ON STRANGEWINGS (1970) {*8}. Inspired by the hippie West Coast folk scene as well as PETER, PAUL & MARY, the album’s best moments lay in tracks like the single, `Alan’s Song’, `Fly Me To The North’ and `Bad Magic’.
Released under a different title in the States, and a year later as they were just about to break up, the album failed again. JADE delivered their curtain call on a US tour alongside TOM PAXTON and ROD McKUEN, among many others. SEGAL would resurface on the odd occasion, the most recent being the THE GATHERING set in 2007, billed as MARIANNE SEGAL featuring CIRCULUS.
© MC Strong 2010/GFD // rev-up MCS Dec2016

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