Full Name: Marcia Elaine Hines

Description: Vocalist, Australia

Known For: Many hits that include – “Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees”

Instruments: Voice

Music Styles: Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Date Born: 20th July 1953
Location Born: Boston, Massachusets, United States of America

Web Site:  Official website

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Marcia Hines AM

An American singer adopting Australia as her home.

Named ‘The First Lady Of Song’

Discovered by Harry M. Miller at the age of 16 while visiting America for the for the Australian stage production of “HAIR”.

Marcia Elaine Hines, AM (born 20 July 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA), is an Australian vocalist, actress and TV personality. Hines made her debut, at the age of 16, in the Australian production of the stage musical Hair and followed with the role of Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar. She achieved her greatest commercial successes as a recording artist during the late 1970s with several hit singles, including cover versions of “Fire and Rain”, “I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself”, “You” and “Something’s Missing (In My Life)”; and her Top Ten albums Marcia Shines, Shining and Ladies and Gentlemen. Hines was voted “Queen of Pop” by TV Week’s readers for three consecutive years from 1976.

Hines stopped recording in the early 1980s until she returned with Right Here and Now in 1994, the same year she became an Australian citizen. She was the subject of the 2001 biography Diva: the life of Marcia Hines which coincided with the release of the compilation album Diva. Since 2003 she has been a judge on Australian Idol, and her elevated profile led to a renewed interest in her as a performer. Her 2006 album, Discotheque, peaked at number 6 on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) albums chart.

Hines is the mother of singer Deni Hines, with whom she performed on the duet single “Stomp!” (2006). Hines lives near Newcastle, New South Wales, with Christopher Morrissey, her husband since 2005. Her status in the Australian music industry was recognised when she was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame on 18 July 2007.

The below data regarding singles and albums skims over them and for all information please go to the web site address for a fabulous travel through the time of Marcia Hines.

Hines has a daughter, Deni Hines, who was born in Australia in September 1970. Hines had been performing in Hair and was 17 years old. In an interview, Deni stated that her father “had Somalian and Ethiopian in him.” Hines has been married four times: to Mark Kennedy (c. 1978) a drummer in the Marcia Hines Band, who also designed her stage costumes, and to Mr. Bayni; Since 28 April 2005, she has been married to Christopher Morrissey, a medical practitioner and brother of fashion designer Peter Morrissey.

Hines grew up with asthma, missing months of schooling as a result of life-threatening attacks, and was diagnosed with diabetes after collapsing at her home in 1986.Her elder brother Dwight’s death by suicide, in April 1981, devastated Hines, but her mother Esmeralda (Esme) helped her through their grief. Esme relocated to Australia to live with Hines and Deni in the 1980s, and died in May 2003.

Titled Albums.

Marcia Shines (1975)
Shining (1976)
Ladies and Gentlemen (1977)
Ooh Child (1979)
Take It from the Boys (1981)
Marcia Hines Greatest Hits (1982)
Right Here and Now (1994)
Time of Our Lives (2000)
Diva (2001)
Hinesight (2004)
Marcia: Greatest Hits 1975-1983 (2004)
Discotheque (2006)
The Essential Marcia Hines (Remastered) (2007)
Life (2007)