Galactic guest, somewhat reminiscent of Barbarella, singing about unearthly love in the interiors of space starships: disco diva Dee D. Jackson hit the dance floors of the late 70s like a comet, bringing hits like "Automatic Lover" and "Meteor Man" to the world. However, the path to the top of the charts began for a young Englishwoman. Deirdre Cozier with betrayal and betrayal of a loved one. And if not for it, one singing alien could be less.
A very short time after the wedding with musician Adrian Tedd, Deirdre Having somehow returned home, I did not find there either a young husband or a significant part of the household items.
One could blame Deirdre in naivety and haste in the organization of personal life, but not in willpower and character. Instead of writing tearful posts on social media , sit on the phone and start complaining to all her friends, an enraged young wife borrows some money from friends for ferry and train tickets, and having collected the remaining simple belongings, she goes to the continent in search of the cheater with the intention to: a) scratch the bastard with his entire shameless face b ) return stolen items.
All she knows about her husband's possible location is that he worked with an Israeli musician. Abi Ofarim who lives in Munich.
Arriving in the Bavarian capital, an angry Englishwoman with a battered suitcase and an empty wallet goes straight to the nearest music store, where she asks the surprised sellers if they know where the musician lives Abi Ofarim. Fortunately for her, fans of their craft worked in music stores at that time. The sellers, of course, did not know all the intricacies of the life of an Israeli musician, but they suggested that you can usually find him at work in Union Studios, where Deirdre she immediately took a taxi, spending half of her cash on it.
When she entered the studio, the musicians and technicians were on hiatus and most of them were British expats - Kate Forsey , Harold Faltermeier , Zeke Lund and Gary Unwin ... When a young and rather pretty girl suddenly burst into the studio, this could not fail to attract attention to her, especially the male part of those present. Deirdre She laid out all her sorrowful history to the audience, and the musicians were imbued with sympathy and sympathy for her. It is also natural that the question immediately hung in the air: "What are you going to live on here?" Inspired by a warm welcome Deirdre without batting an eye, she announced that she was a singer and songwriter and was going to make money by performing.
However, thanks to his little craftiness, Deirdre managed to quickly become her own in the circle of new acquaintances and she even managed to be attached as a vocalist to some Turkish-German jazz band with which she performed in Munich strip clubs.
Gaining stage experience Deirdre especially became friends with a married couple of British musicians: bass player Gary Unwin and his wife Patricia , with whom they began to write music together and came up with the image of a sexy space princess Dee D. Jackson (and at that time "Star Wars" was raging in the yard, so the retro-sci-fi theme suddenly became very relevant).
The partners managed to get the record company interested in their project Jupiter Records , and their debut single "Man of a Man" released in 1977 sold well in Austria and Switzerland.
The record company liked the concept and good sales of the single, so they gave the go-ahead to record the LP.
Deirdre recalled that the album was made in a small home studio Gary and Patty Unwin in one breath. She was completely captured by the process and felt a complete understanding with the co-authors.
In the spring of 1978 the single "Automatic Lover" from the new album Cosmic curves made a small sensation at the European record fair Midem.
It cannot be said that this was a revolution in disco, but the sound was quite fashionable, with the active use of synthesizers, which gained popularity among European listeners and were associated with futuristic or space themes.
Enjoy your first success Deirdre another betrayal prevented, now from people whom she considered close friends:
The single, meanwhile, reached # 4 on the UK charts, # 5 in Germany, and high on the charts in many European countries.
A video was filmed for the song "Automatic Lover", where the partner Dee Dee Jackson the big robot was speaking.
Dee D. Jackson
Dee D. Jackson
I’m not even afraid to say that “Meteor man” is one of those distant, not yet pop, but Disco years, together with “I feel love” by Donna Summer were my favorites. The coolest thing is that I only recently found out what Dee Jackson is performing. For 20 years I could not recognize the performer, I listened to the collection on the cassette before the Internet. The whole album is continuous, as a whole, all 9 tracks are in NON-STOP mode, I listen and I will listen to old age!
Unearthly DEE - unearthly things
No, thank God she is alive! the muse just doesn't visit her anymore
The highest of her
album. unfortunately after nothing of the kind she created.
Stunned! Hypnotic and full of sexuality music from childhood. Early 80s, Tashkent.
Brothers, that's Dee herself. Oachorovashka and Krasotulka !!