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Elkie Brooks

voc, *1945 GB, Broughton, Salford
Singer of Pop and Rock
A.k.a. Elaine Bookbinder Elkie Gage

Elkie Brooks (born Elaine Bookbinder, 25 February 1945) is an English singer, a vocalist with the bands Dada and Vinegar Joe, and later a solo artist. She gained her biggest success in the late 1970s and 1980s and has been nominated twice for Brit Awards. She is known for her powerful husky voice and hit singles such as "Pearl's a Singer", "Lilac Wine", "Don't Cry Out Loud", "Fool (If You Think It's Over)", and "No More the Fool", and top-selling album Pearls. She is generally referred to as the "British Queen of Blues". By April 2012, Brooks had released more albums that had reached the top 75 of the UK album chart than any other British female artist.

  • Vocals
  • Percussion
  • Backing Vocals
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
Pearl's A Singer on Two Days Away by Elkie Brooks
Fool If You Think It's Over on Pearls by Elkie Brooks
Sunshine After The Rain on Two Days Away by Elkie Brooks
Running To The Future on Running To The Future by Elkie Brooks
Don't Cry Out Loud on Pearls by Elkie Brooks
Lilac Wine on Pearls by Elkie Brooks
Gasoline Alley on Pearls II by Elkie Brooks
Love Ain’t Something You Can Get For Free on Pearls - The Very Best Of by Elkie Brooks
Nights In White Satin on Pearls II by Elkie Brooks
If You Leave Me Now on Pearls by Elkie Brooks

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Title Artist Year Type
Hold The DreamElkie Brooks2018Album
Version Excursion Re-Edits Vol.4Risco Connection / Elkie Brooks2018Single
Rising Cost Of Love (Radio Edit)Elkie Brooks2018Album
Pearls: The Very Best Of Elkie BrooksElkie Brooks2017Compil.
Shooting Star & Live And LearnElkie Brooks2010Compil.
Rich Man's Woman & Two Days AwayElkie Brooks2010Compil.
Sunshine After The Rain - The CollectionElkie Brooks2010Compil.
PowerlessElkie Brooks2009Single
PowerlessElkie Brooks2009Album
The Silver CollectionElkie Brooks2007Compil.
Pearl's A Singer - The Very Best Of Elkie BrooksElkie Brooks2006Compil.
Out Of The RainElkie Brooks2005Single
Electric LadyElkie Brooks2005Album
Electric LadyElkie Brooks2005Album
Don't Cry Out LoudElkie Brooks2005Album
No More The Fool - The CollectionElkie Brooks2005Album
Trouble In MindElkie Brooks & Humphrey Lyttelton2003Album
Shangri-LaElkie Brooks2002Album
Pearl's A singerElkie Brooks2001Compil.
No More The FoolElkie Brooks2000Album
Song Of LoveElkie Brooks1999Compil.
Too Much To LoseElkie Brooks1999Single
Gold & BluesElkie Brooks1998Compil.
The Best Of Elkie BrooksElkie Brooks1998Compil.
The Pearls ConcertElkie Brooks1997Album
Elkie BrooksElkie Brooks1997Compil.
The Very Best Of Elkie BrooksElkie Brooks1997Compil.
On The Road - Pearls Anniversary Tour 1997Elkie Brooks1997Single
Elkie BrooksElkie Brooks1996Compil.
AmazingElkie Brooks With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1996Album
CirclesElkie Brooks1995Album
Lilac WineElkie Brooks1995Album
Nothin' But The BluesElkie Brooks1994Single
From The HeartElkie Brooks1994Album
Priceless (Her Very Best)Elkie Brooks1994Compil.
Love Is LoveElkie Brooks1994Compil.
Pearls & Two Days AwayElkie Brooks1993Compil.
'Round MidnightElkie Brooks1993Album
The Last TeardropElkie Brooks1993Album
Original RecordingsElkie Brooks1993Compil.
One Of A KindElkie Brooks1992Single
A Little HistoryElkie Brooks1992Album
Just For The Fans....Elkie Brooks1992Single
One Of A KindElkie Brooks1992Single
Pearls III ~ Close To The EdgeElkie Brooks1991Album
The Last TeardropElkie Brooks1991Single
You're The Inspiration / Black Smoke From The CamuletElkie Brooks1990Single
I'll Never Love This Way AgainElkie Brooks1990Single
For The WorldElkie Brooks1990Single
InspirationElkie Brooks1989Album
ShameElkie Brooks1989Single
Bookbinder's KidElkie Brooks1988Album
Lilac WineElkie Brooks1988Single
Sail OnElkie Brooks1988Single
Compact HitsElkie Brooks1988Album
The Early Years 1964-1966Elkie Brooks1987Compil.
Break The ChainElkie Brooks1987Single
We've Got TonightElkie Brooks1987Single
The CollectionElkie Brooks1987Compil.
We've Got TonightElkie Brooks1987Single
No More The FoolElkie Brooks1986Album
West Country LifeElkie Brooks1986Single
The Very Best Of Elkie BrooksElkie Brooks1986Compil.
The Very Best Of Elkie BrooksElkie Brooks1986Compil.
No More The FoolElkie Brooks1986Single
Elkie BrooksElkie Brooks1986Compil.
Pearl's A SingerElkie Brooks1985Single
Once In A WhileElkie Brooks1984Single
Screen GemsElkie Brooks1984Album
MinutesElkie Brooks1984Album
Driftin'Elkie Brooks1984Single
MinutesElkie Brooks1984Single
I Just Can't Go OnElkie Brooks1983Single
Nights In White SatinElkie Brooks1982Single
Pearls IIElkie Brooks1982Album
Our LoveElkie Brooks1982Single
Gasoline AlleyElkie Brooks1982Single
Will You Write Me A SongElkie Brooks1982Single
PearlsElkie Brooks1981Compil.
PearlsElkie Brooks1981Compil.
Fool If You Think It's OverElkie Brooks1981Single
Warm And Tender LoveElkie Brooks1981Single
Why Don't You Say ItElkie Brooks1980Single
Paint Your Pretty PictureElkie Brooks1980Single
Dance AwayElkie Brooks1980Single
He Could Have Been An ArmyElkie Brooks1979Single
The Runaway / One Step On The LadderElkie Brooks1979Single
Falling StarElkie Brooks1979Single
Live And LearnElkie Brooks1979Album
LiveElkie Brooks1979Album
Shooting StarElkie Brooks1978Album
Don't Cry Out LoudElkie Brooks1978Single
Since You Went AwayElkie Brooks1978Single
Since You Went AwayElkie Brooks1978Single
Stay With MeElkie Brooks1978Single
Only Love Can Break Your HeartElkie Brooks1978Single
Be Positive / Just An ExcuseElkie Brooks1978Single
Lilac WineElkie Brooks1978Single
Pearl's A SingerElkie Brooks1977Single
Sunshine After The RainElkie Brooks1977Single
Two Days AwayElkie Brooks1977Album
SavedElkie Brooks1977Single
Honey, Can I Put On Your ClothesElkie Brooks1977Single
Do Right Woman, Do Right ManElkie Brooks1977Single
He's A RebelElkie Brooks1976Single
He's A RebelElkie Brooks1976Single
I'm Flash / TrappedAlice Cooper / Elkie Brooks1975Single
Rich Man's WomanElkie Brooks1975Album
Where Do We Go From HereElkie Brooks1975Single
Rescue MeElkie Brooks1974Single
Come SeptemberElkie Brooks1969Single
He's Gotta Love MeElkie Brooks1965Single
The Way You Do The Things You Do / Blue TonightElkie Brooks1965Single
All Of My Life / Can't Stop Thinking Of YouElkie Brooks1965Single
Nothin' Left To Do But Cry / Strange Tho It SeemsElkie Brooks1964Single
Something's Got A Hold On Me / Hello StrangerElkie Brooks1964Single
Sweet Songs Of LoveAmii Stewart / Elkie BrooksCompil.
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