CD | Pop | 19 Apr 2019
Twinkle shot to fame in 1964 with her self-penned “death disc” Terry, which reached No. 4 in the UK charts and catapulted the singer born Lynn Ripley to fame. A string of excellent 45s followed on her record label, Decca, which included the classic Golden Lights (No. 21 UK), which was later covered in the 1980s by The Smiths, Morrissey being a huge fan (and eventual friend) of Twinkle’s.
In 1969, Twinkle returned with a one-off single on the Instant label, Micky. Thereafter, she recorded for several labels including President, Bradley’s and EMI. Sadly, Twinkle died in 2015. Girl in a Million is the ultimate tribute to Twinkle’s recorded legacy, updating RPM’s previous efforts at the start of the millennium. All of her Decca sides are included (with two stereo mixes, belatedly issued in the 1970s, making their CD debut). Likewise, this beautifully presented 2-CD set boasts everything which followed on subsequent labels.
Title: Girl In A Million - Complete Recordings
Release Date: 19 Apr 2019
Catalogue No: RPMD545