A New Twist in Barbara's Folk Tales; Philip Key Discovers One of Britain's Most Popular Singers and Actresses Is Going Back to Her Roots
Byline: Philip Key
YOU never know quite what to expect from Barbara Dickson. And that's how she likes it.
The Scottish-born singer of a Liverpool mother made her breakthrough from the folk scene with Willy Russell's musical John Paul, George Ringo...and Bert.
Since then she has been a pop star, appeared in TV specials, worked the theatre and cabaret circuit, sung in musicals and appeared in television dramas.
She's back in one of her favourite cities, Liverpool, on Sunday for a concert at the Empire. And it may not be quite what you would expect.
``It's a tour of only five dates, one of which is Liverpool, so it's quite strange,'' she tells me. ``I am back home between the dates spread over two weeks.''
Home these days is, incidentally, in rural Lincolnshire. She used to live in London. ``But many years ago I moved out when the kids (Colm, 15, Gabriel, 13 and Archie, 11) were very young. ``It's similar to East Yorkshire with …
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Publication information: Article title: A New Twist in Barbara's Folk Tales; Philip Key Discovers One of Britain's Most Popular Singers and Actresses Is Going Back to Her Roots. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Post (Liverpool, England). Publication date: October 25, 2002. Page number: 26. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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