She was best known for her cover version of Secret Love in 1963, but during her career had two top-ten hits and three other singles in the top 40.
Nicknamed the ‘Golden Girl of Pop’, in 1963 she won Top British Female Singer in a New Musical Express poll and cemented her place as one of the biggest stars of the mid-1960s by appearing in the Royal Variety Performance and three television series.
Heyday: Kathy Kirby in 1964. She became the highest paid singer of her generation at the height of her fame
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