Sue Glover

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Unless you have a long memory or a keen eye for credits, or were immersed in British pop music of the 1960s and '70s, chances are that the name Sue Glover doesn't mean a lot to you; but it's equally likely…
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Unless you have a long memory or a keen eye for credits, or were immersed in British pop music of the 1960s and '70s, chances are that the name Sue Glover doesn't mean a lot to you; but it's equally likely that you've heard her singing, whether on Frank Zappa's Apostrophe or those ubiquitous Roger Cook/Roger Greenaway/Tony Macaulay sessions of the late '60s and early '70s, attached to group names such as the Brotherhood of Man or Edison Lighthouse. Glover and her sister Sunny Leslie were two of the busiest and most in-demand female session singers of the '60s and '70s, and appeared, singly and together (where they were often credited as Sue & Sunny) on a multitude of hit recordings by top acts. Glover was born Yvonne Wheatman in Madras, India -- they came to England in the late '50s and made their recording debut together in 1963 under the name the Myrtelles for the Oriole label. That record, a version of Lesley Gore's "Just Let Me Cry," didn't get far, and the label itself disappeared not-too-long after, bought out by America's Columbia Records. Next they were part of a group called the Stockingtops, which didn't get much farther, and finally they formed a duo christened Sue & Sunny. Ten 45 rpm records followed over the next five years, as well as an LP for British CBS (the U.K. imprint of the American Columbia Records label), without igniting any excitement from the public. But other musicians and their producers loved the duo's sound, and they kept busy with session work, including appearances on Joe Cocker's "With a Little Help from My Friends" and on the hits of the Brotherhood of Man and Edison Lighthouse, both studio-created ensembles featuring Tony Burrows as lead singer, and coming out of the stable of producer Tony Macaulay. During the '70s, the two sisters began increasingly working separate from each other, and Sue Glover issued a solo album in 1976 for DJM Records. She has continued to record into the 21st century, and along with her sister remains one of the most beloved British pop singers of the '60s and early '70s.