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Lynne Randell

Lynne was born Lynne Randall (she changed the spelling) in Liverpool, England in 1950.

Her family migrated to Australia when she was five and settled in the Melbourne suburb of Murrumbeena.

In her teens she attended Mordialloc High School, and like so many girls, she dreamed of becoming famous. Unlike most girls, her dreams came true.

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She released her first single, I’ll Come Running Over, in 1965 and for three frantic years between 1965 and 1968 Lynne was Australia’s most popular female performer.

Her trendy clothes and hairstyle, good looks and innocent image, backed up by a string of solid pop hits, earned her the title of Australia’s “Little Miss Mod”.

Second single, A Love Like You, followed in May 1965, and her third single release was a version of The Marvelettes‘ Forever (July 1965) which was a Holland-Gorman-Dozier number.

The single made the Melbourne Top 40 and by the end of the year, Lynne had won both a 3UZ Sound Award and the Go!! award for Most Popular Female Vocalist of the Year and was appearing regularly on television shows including Go!!BandstandSaturday Date and Kommotion.

lynnerandell_014Lynne opened for The Monkees at three of their early American concerts and was so well received that she was engaged as support act for their now-legendary first American tour.

Also on the bill for various dates were the The Fifth Dimension, The Who and Ike & Tina Turner. During that tour, Lynne also had a brief fling with Monkee Peter Tork.

Her big hit came in 1967 with the single Ciao Baby.

Randell passed away in 2007.

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