Janet Kay (born 17 January 1958) is a British vocalist best known for her 1979 lovers rock hit "Silly Games".
1 Biography 2 Discography
3 References 4 External links
Janet Kay Bogle was born in Willesden, North West London. She was
discovered singing impromptu at a rehearsal studio by Tony "Gad"
Robinson, the keyboardist from Aswad, who recommended Kay to Alton
Ellis. The Jamaican-born Ellis, a successful rocksteady vocalist, had
relocated permanently to London, where he continued to be involved
with reggae music and was looking for a female vocalist to record a
reggae cover of Minnie Riperton's song "Lovin' You". In 1978 Kay
recorded "I Do Love You" and "That's What Friends Are For". The single
"Silly Games", written and produced by Dennis Bovell, was released in
1979 and became a hit across Europe, reaching No. 2 in the UK Singles
Chart. The chart success of "Silly Games" led to Kay appearing on
Top of the Pops, then the BBC's flagship music programme. She played
the character Angel in the UK sitcom No Problem!, created by the Black
Theatre Co-operative and broadcast on
Silly Games (1979, Arawak)
^ 100greatblackbritons.com ^ David Katz, "Lover's rock: the story of reggae's Motown", The Guardian, 22 September 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2013. ^ Kay Atwal, " Janet Kay Talks About Silly Games", Newham Recorder, 12 June 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 297. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. ^ "UK Official charts - Janet Kay". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
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