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The recipient of an OBE (Order of the British Empire}, in 2001, for her "service to music and drama," Barbara Dickson} has successfully balanced careers in music and musical theater. A top recording artist in the 1970s, when she recorded such hits as "Answer Me"} and "Morning Comes Quickly"}, she scored with two chart-topping hits -- January, February"} and a duet with Elaine Paige}, "I Know Him So Well"}, in the 1980s. Her debut album, All For A Song} sold more than six hundred thousand copies and remained on the British charts for more than a year. In the 1990s, she recorded an album of Dylan} songs, "Don't Think Twice It's Alright} and an album of traditional tunes from the Celtic Isles, Parcel Of Rogues}. She remains active, releasing a double CD, For The Record}, featuring live tracks and greatest hit, in 2002.

Dickson} has been equally impressive as an actress. Making her debut in Willy Russell}'s musical, John, Paul, George Ringo….And Bert}, in 1974, she continued with the show as it went from Liverpool's Everyman Theater to London's West End. Continuing to work with Russell}, Dickson} received a Society of West End Theater} award as "best actress in a musical" for her appearance in his production, Blood Brothers}.

Returning to theater, after a long hiatus, in late-1997, Dickson} agreed to appear in a new production by {%Chris Bond}, the director of Blood Brothers}, {The Seven Ages Of Woman}, that premiered at the Liverpool Playhouse. She received a "best actress in theater award, from Liverpool Echo Arts and Entertainment} for his efforts.

Dickson} has continue to garner acclaim. She received the {%Laurence Olivier} award and Variety Club of Great Britain} show business award as "best actor in a musical".

The daughter of a policeman-turned-dock worker, Dickson} played the piano from the age of five. She began to play the guitar seven years later. Determined to become a musician, she moved to Edinburgh the age of seventee. Supporting herself with a job at the Registrar's Office, she spent most nights performing in folk clubs.

Moving to Edinburgh, at the age of seventeen, Dickson} played in folk music clubs, while supporting herself with a registrar's office clerk's position, by day.

Committing her full time energy to music, Dickson} moved to London. Shortly afterwards, she was invited to appear in John, Paul, George, Ringo….And Best}. The role became the break that launched a career that continues to reverberate. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide

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