Peak UK Chart Position: #4 in March 1989.

A hit at the second attempt, after reaching number 52 in June 1988, “Stop” came from the album of the same name, which also peaked at number four a week after the single fell from the same position.

Brown started out at the age of fourteen performing backing vocals on the Small Faces’ final studio album. Eight years on, in 1986, she signed her first recording contract – as part of which she scored three top forty hits, which included a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Can I Get A Witness” (#15 in June 1989), and the excellent “Kissing Gate” (#23 in June 1990). She recorded backing vocals for Pink Floyd’s 1994 album “The Division Bell”, as well as touring with them, and also released a single in 1995 with ex-Marillion frontman Fish entitled “Just Good Friends”.

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Brown turns 52 today. She released her last album, “Of The Moment”, in 2007; unfortunately, this was to be her final album due to losing her singing voice later that same year. A big shame, as you’ll see from this performance taken from 2003; ITV’s “Today with Des & Mel” saw a wonderful live vocal with only piano accompaniment. The song was to be a hit again, when Jamelia took it to number nine in 2004.

 

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