Before joining Blue Mink in late 1969 she sang solo, and her cover version of "Picture Me Gone" is still a Northern Soul favourite today, as is "What Am I Supposed To Do", from 1968, a two-minute B-side tune co-written with future Led Zeppelin member John Paul Jones, then working as one of London's most in-demand session bassists (Bell also sang backup on Joe Cocker's Bye Bye Blackbird in 1969, which featured a guitar solo from another Led Zeppelin member, Jimmy Page) Jones later arranged, produced and recorded Bell's 1973 RCA album Comin' Atcha. She also contributed to the soundtrack of the romance film A Touch of Class (1973). Bell has also provided backing vocals on a number of other artists' recordings notably Tom Parker's neo-classical arrangements and in 1975 performed with Sunny and Sue (originally members of Brotherhood of Man) at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, providing backing vocals for the German entry Ein Lied Kann Eine Brücke Sein performed by Joy Fleming. In 1976 she sang backing vocals on "We can't go on meeting like this", the second album by the band Hummingbird. Since the 1970s, Madeline Bell has continued singing solo and also performed in a number of stage shows. She lives in Spain with her husband, drummer Barry Reeves, and regularly tours Europe singing jazz and popular songs.
In 1982, she added background vocals to the fantasy film Alicja. She then again teamed up with John Paul Jones in 1985, contributing performances ("Take It or Leave It" and "Here I Am") to the soundtrack album Scream for Help. Solo discography: Bell's a Poppin (1967) Doin' Things (1968) I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (1968) Comin' Atcha (1973) This Is One Girl (1976) Beat out That Rhythm on a Drum (1998) Blessed (2000) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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