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Sally Carr

Sally Carr
Sally Carr in 1972
Background information
Birth name Sarah Cecilia Carr
Born (1945-03-28) 28 March 1945 (ageĀ 69)
Origin Scotland
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer
Instruments Percussion, Tambourine, Singing
Years active 1970-74
Labels RCA, Ariola
Associated acts Middle of the Road

Sally Carr (born 28 March 1945) is a Scottish singer, best known as the lead singer of the 1970s pop group Middle of the Road.

Personal life

Sarah Cecilia Carr was born on 28 March 1945. She has four brothers.[1] Her father was a miner. Her mother, Cecilia, was bedridden. When Carr was a child, the family used to sing around a piano; Carr never had any professional vocal training. Carr still performs at oldies concerts as of 2010.[2]

In 1978, Carr married journalist Chick Young. They had a son, Keith, in 1980 but they separated in 1984, although Carr has not divorced Young and they remain friends. In 2001, Keith was killed in a motorbike accident.[3]

Music

Carr's first group was The Southerners.[1] In 1971, the group Middle of the Road was formed, and Carr had success with songs such as Soley, Soley and Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep. Following the death of her mother Cecilia, Carr found it difficult to sing the lines "Where's your Mama gone?" and "Woke up this morning and my Mama was gone" from that song.[3]

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