b. Maxine Nightingale, 2nd November 1952, Wembley, England.
Born in Wembley in the U.K., Maxine Nightingale sang in her school band.
She later performed in local clubs, which led to her signing to the Pye Records imprint.
Here she released the singles 'Don't Push Me Baby and 'Love On Borrowed Time' along with two others.
Maxine then moved into a more theatrical environment, singing in various shows including 'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'Hair', 'Savages' and 'Godspell'.
She then joined forces with the songwriting team J.Vincent Edwards and Pierre Tubbs in 1975.
By November that year, her debut release, 'Right Back Where We Started From', made the Top Ten in the U.K. pop charts and number two Stateside during 1976.
The song was featured in Paul Newman's movie 'Slapshot'.
Maxine was, also, nominated for a Grammy for the Best New Artist.
She released an album in the U.K. that year of the same name, which also charted at number 65 Stateside.
In 1977, the album 'Nightlife' was released, which contained the song 'Love Hit Me' along with a cover version of the Delfonics 'Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time?'
An album entitled 'Lead Me On' was released in 1979, followed by the album 'Bittersweet' in 1980.
In 1982, she duetted with Jimmy Ruffin on the song 'Turn To Me', which made the R & B charts.
The same year, she recorded 'It's A Beautiful Thing' (recorded in the States) followed by 'Cry For Love In Paris' (recorded in Europe).
Maxine then took on a heavy touring schedule, sharing the bill with various artists including Santana, The Commodores, Lionel Ritchie, Boz Scaggs, The Average White Band, Rose Royce, The Temptations, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis jr and Isaac Hayes.
She then performed at The Barbados Music Festival, the Curacao Music Festival and the St. Kitts Jazz Festival.
Maxine also performed with Steve Reid´s (ex Supertramp / Rippingtons) Bamboo Forest and she appeared on their Dreamscapes' CD released in 2001, on which she performs on 4 of the tracks, in a jazz style.
She toured the United States with the group, in 2001.
By 2003, she performed in front of 18,000 people at the Hollywood Bowl as the guest of Nile Rogers.
In 2004, Maxine released a live CD, recorded at B.B.Kings Club at Universal Studio's.
In recent years, Maxine has become a Scientologist.
Right Back Where We Started From (United Artists 1976)
Love Hit Me (United Artists 1977)
Night Life (United Artists 1977)
Love Lines (United Artists 1978)
Lead Me On (United Artists 1979)
Bittersweet (Liberty 1981)
It's A Beautiful Thing (Highrise 1982)
Cry For Love (Highrise 1986)