Joan Anita Barbara ARMATRADING

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1950-12-09
Education Secdy Sch Birmingham, BA
Books & Publications
Recreations reading British comics, owner of three vintage cars
Clubs N/A
Style Miss Joan Armatrading, MBE
Career singer and songwriter; first album Whatever's For Us 1972 (with Pam Nestor), stage debut Fairfield Hall Croydon 1972, first non-jazz act downstairs at Ronnie Scott's 1973, first major hit Love and Affection 1976, first Gold album Joan Armatrading 1976, album Into the Blue debuted at number 1 on USA Billboard Blues Chart 2007 (first female UK artist to do so); numerous silver, gold and platinum discs; concerts: Blackbush with Bob Dylan (before 100,000 plus audience) 1978, Prince's Tst 1982 and 1986, Amnesty Int (Giant Stadium) 1986, Amnesty Int (Secret Policeman's Ball) 1987, Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday 1988, First King's Tst Swaziland 1989 and 1990, series of concerts celebrating 20th anniversary of democracy in S Africa 2014 (only non-S African invited to take part); Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song Collection 1996; nominated: Grammy Best Female Vocal 1980 and 1983, Best Female Vocal UK 1976 and 1983, Best Female Artist Brit Awards 1995, Best Contemporary Blues Artist Grammy 2008; voted one of the top 100 influential women in rock VH1; Key to Sydney 1983, guest of honour St Kitt's Independence Celebration 1983; wrote special tribute song for Nelson Mandela, performed LSE April 2000; pres Women of the Year UK 2005-; hon fell Liverpool John Moores Univ, hon fell Univ of Northampton, Hon Dr Univ of Birmingham, Hon DLitt Aston Univ Birmingham 2006, Hon Dr Univ of Glasgow 2008, hon degree RSAMD 2008, Hon DLitt Univ of the West Indies 2013
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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