Elkie Brooks

Elkie Brooks with band – look at that fabulous Seventies style!Elkie was a singer with a crooning husky voice, most famous or at least most remembered for Pearl’s A Singer from an album in 1977. Elkie sang Nights in White Satin in 1982. Originally recorded by The Moody Blues, another great band. I remember this as the Seventies, but have been corrected by Wikipedia.

I’m sure I remember the video for Nights in White Satin featuring a herd of white horses galloping in slow motion. Or that might have been something else. Anyway, I mistakenly believed this song to be about knights who wore white satin suits. I imagined these knights in shining armour on white horses galloping to the rescue of Elkie dressed as a princess in distress and letting down her long hair for them to climb up. I was only a child. And obviously very influenced by Disneyfied fairytales.

Years later, I saw the name of the song written down and realised she was singing about sleeping on satin sheets. Ooooh! Right. Now I get it.

Elkie is still doing the circuit as I found out last week when a colleague mentioned that her husband was going to a concert. Apparently she is still amazing.


Josie Henley-Einion, author, blogger, Legend in my own Living Room

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3 Responses

  1. Elkie is without doubt one of the best female singers the uk ever produced.Her biggest hit was ,!! No More The Fool! Elkie is mentioned in the !!Guinness Book of Records !!as the best selling female artist in the U.K. in the past 30 yrs.
    Amazing in concert…….

  2. Elkie Brooks is the only female in the U.K. that could be considered a great female rock singer.. Elkie sings other styles of music greatly…..

  3. I saw Elkie perform with Vinegar Joe back in the seventies and saw her again on friday on her 50 year anniversary tour, she truly is an astonishing singer and throws herself completely into her performance. She can really make your hair stand on end!! Simply amazing.

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