Sunday, November 26, 2023

Who Are Those Singers & Musicians ~ Catherine Howe


Catherine Howe is a singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter . She was born on May 17, 1950, in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. She is an Ivor Novello Award winner who has earned critical acclaim in dozens of music magazines both in the U.K. and the U.S.A., including Folk Album of the Year from The Sunday Times.

Howe was the youngest of five children. Just before her 12th birthday she moved to London to attend the Corona Stage School. She began an acting career in the late 1960s and has since gained a following in folk music: Record Collector in 2007 called her "one of the great unrecognized voices". Observer Music in 2007 said "Catherine Howe was a Kate Bush before her time".

Howe trained as an actress at the Corona Drama School in London. She commenced an acting career in the late 1960s, performing in contemporary television dramas such as ‘Z-Cars’, ‘The Wednesday Play’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Undermind’ and ‘Dixon of Dock Green’. Howe went on to appear in Barney Platts-Mills' film, “Private Road”. In 1970 Howe met Andrew Cameron Miller, an executive at Reflection, a subsidiary of CBS Records, resulting in her recording her debut album “What A Beautiful Place” at Trident Studios in London, in February 1971.

In the early 1980s, Howe took a break from the music industry, before reappearing in the 2000s with new music.

Aside from her time in music and acting, Howe has also written books on secularist George Holyoake and a history of her hometown of Halifax.

HOWE, Catherine [6/17/1950, Halifax, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England, U.K. -     ] – writer, theater, film, TV actress, singer, songwriter.

The Genius – 1975 [sings: “Glory, Glory, Glory”]


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