Noosha Fox (real name Susan Traynor) had been the vocalist with folk-rock band Wooden Horse before moving to glam-pop band Fox, formed by singer/songwriter Kenny Young (writer of The Drifters‘ hit, Under The Boardwalk).
The first single from Fox – Only You Can – went to #3 in the UK in 1975, and their self-titled debut album also hit the Top 10.
Strangely, the group’s second album (Tails Of Illusion) frequently relegated star attraction Noosha to backing vocals and therefore failed to achieve the same success as their debut LP.
A comeback single, S-S-S-Single Bed, once more featured Noosha at the fore and reached #4 in April 1976.
It was also a hit in Traynor’s native Australia. But the group failed to capitalise on the success and split up soon after. Noosha’s only subsequent solo hit, Georgina Bailey, peaked at #31 in 1977.
Fox briefly regrouped in the early 80s to produce the theme for The Kenny Everett Show. Kenny Young went on to form new wave novelty act Yellow Dog before, in 1989, forming the charitable rainforest organisation, The Earth Love Foundation.
Noosha Fox (Susan Traynor)