Jacki Bond

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British pop singer Jacki Bond cut three little-noticed but sublime girl group singles for the Strike label during the mid- '60s. Little is known about Bond's background -- according to the liner notes…
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British pop singer Jacki Bond cut three little-noticed but sublime girl group singles for the Strike label during the mid- '60s. Little is known about Bond's background -- according to the liner notes in the fourth volume of RPM's excellent Dream Babes series, she had virtually no musical experience when she signed on with Strike as a secretary, but label chiefs nevertheless shepherded her into the studio, and in 1965 she issued her debut single, "My Sister's Boy." Though licensed to EMI, the record was not a hit and in 1966 Bond recorded a follow-up, "Don't You Worry ('Bout Me)." Her third single, "He Say," was her best yet, a stomper cut from the classic American girl group mold, but Strike's limited marketing budget effectively crippled its chances from the outset. In 1967 Bond returned to the studio for one last shot, recording the Lionel Bart-penned "Reviewing the Situation" -- however, when Strike folded that August, the single was shelved and her recording career came to an abrupt halt. Sandie Shaw went on to cover "Reviewing the Situation" two years later.