Working under her born name of Linda Griner or her better known alias, Lyn Roman, has proved one of the more enduring female soul singers of the 1960s. Washington, D.C.-born Linda Griner made her recording debut on Motown in 1963 under her own name, without attracting much notice. Slightly later in the decade, she re-emerged with more of a sophisticated, jazz-influenced soul sound as Lyn Roman, cutting sides for Dot and Columbia, also without success. During the early to mid-'70s, she had another run at pop-soul success with the Brunswick single "Stop! I Don't Need No Sympathy," but was thwarted again, despite a distinctive sound. Lyn Roman didn't turn up on record again until the late '80s, when she released Wanted on the Ichiban label, and found success with the R&B-flavored "Don't Look Back." During the 1990s, she recorded as both Lyn Roman and Linda Griner at various times. She has a particularly strong following in England, where some of her best sides have been reissued and compiled by Kent Records and West Side.
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