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Encyclopedia > Yvonne Elliman
Yvonne Elliman album cover photo c. 1978
Yvonne Elliman album cover photo c. 1978

Yvonne Marianne Elliman (born Honolulu, Hawaii, December 29, 1951) is an American singer. Yvonne Elliman album cover This is an album cover. ... Yvonne Elliman album cover This is an album cover. ... Honolulu redirects here. ... December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ...


Elliman's singing career began in the early 1970s in London where she performed as a vocalist at various bars and clubs. This led to a recording contract and a close association as a backing vocalist for Eric Clapton. She performed on many of his 1970s hits including "I Shot the Sheriff". She sang the role of Mary Magdalene in the original album of Jesus Christ Superstar and in the subsequent Broadway and film versions, and achieved her first hit single with the ballad "I Don't Know How to Love Him". The song was her first entry on the U.S. charts, peaking at #28 pop in 1971, although a cover version by Helen Reddy was a bigger hit. This performance led to a 1974 Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, making her the first Pacific Islander to be nominated for a Golden Globe in acting in a leading role. London is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom, and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born March 30, 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most respected and influential musicians of the rock-era, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Mary Magdalene is described, both in the canonical New Testament and in the New Testament apocrypha, as a devoted disciple of Jesus. ... Eric Kunze as Jesus in the recent U.S. touring version of Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. ... Helen Reddy (born October 25, 1941 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian pop singer and actress. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


Her recording career began to take off from this point and she scored several hit singles throughout the world, including cover versions of the Barbara Lewis hit "Hello Stranger" (which topped the Adult Contemporary charts for four weeks) and the Bee Gees' "Love Me". Her biggest success came in 1977 with her #1 hit from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, "If I Can't Have You" which was also written by the Bee Gees. When that song went to #12, Elliman became the first Asian/Pacific Islander to have a #1 song on the Billboard charts, a feat which was not noted at the time. The huge success of the latter song has resulted in Elliman being remembered as a disco artist, though this style of music was an exception to the medium-tempo ballads that she specialized in, and which comprised the bulk of her recordings. Barbara Lewis (born 9 February 1943) is a American singer and songwriter whose smooth style influenced rhythm and blues. ... The Bee Gees were a British-born Australian band comprising three brothers who emigrated from the Isle of Man to Manchester during their childhood, then relocated for some years to Australia. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a New York discotheque. ... Disco is a genre of music that originated in discothèques. ...


A few minor Top 40 hits followed in 1979, including the title theme song from the film Moment by Moment and another disco track "Love Pains" which was a major club success. She appeared in a two-part episode of the television action series "Hawaii Five-O" during this period as an aspiring singer, performing the song "I Can't Get You Out of my Mind" with co-star James Darren. The single "Savannah" was also a minor hit and demonstrated Elliman's attempts to move away from disco music and create music that focused more on her vocal abilities. About this time Elliman married and shortly thereafter decided to leave her career and spend time raising her family. This page refers to the year 1979. ...


An album titled Simple Needs, with all songs written by Elliman, was released in 2004.

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Discography

  • Yvonne Elliman (1972)
  • Food of Love (1973)
  • Rising Sun (1975)
  • Love Me (1976)
  • Night Flight (1978)
  • Yvonne (1979)
  • Simple Needs (2004)

She was married to Bill Oakes (1971 - ?) and then to Wade Hyman (1981 - ?) with 2 children.


Songs

I Shot The Sheriff is a song originally written by Bob Marley. ... For the book by Garrison Keillor, see Love Me (book). ... If I Cant Have You was written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees. ... Savannah may refer to the following articles… Four cities in the United States: Savannah, Georgia, the city known for its historic district Savannah River, which flows past the Georgia city Savannah River Site, a nuclear facility near Augusta, Georgia, upriver from Savannah Savannah, Missouri Savannah, New York Savannah, Tennessee Other... Everythings Alright is a Jesus Christ Superstar song by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber in which Mary Magdalene comforts and Judas chides Jesus. ...

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Yvonne Elliman - Music Downloads - Online (322 words)
Bio: Yvonne Elliman had a brief moment in the spotlight during the middle of the '70s, yet she appeared on many of the decade's biggest hits as a backing singer.
Elliman played the Magdalene character in the film version of Superstar, for which she won a Golden Globe award; it also gave her a hit with "I Don't Know How to Love Him." The hit single became the title of her debut album, which was released in 1972.
Oakes introduced her to Eric Clapton, inviting her to sing backup vocals on "I Shot the Sheriff." Elliman became part of the guitarist's band afterward; she stayed with him for five years.
Yvonne Elliman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (529 words)
Yvonne Marianne Elliman (born Honolulu, Hawaii, December 29, 1951) is an American singer.
Elliman's singing career began in the early 1970s in London where she performed as a vocalist at various bars and clubs.
The huge success of the latter song has resulted in Elliman being remembered as a disco artist, though this style of music was an exception to the medium-tempo ballads that she specialized in, and which comprised the bulk of her recordings.
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