Marcia Hines

Marcia Hines

Marcia Elaine Hines, AM (born 20 July 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA) is an Australian vocalist, actress and TV personality. Hines made her debut, at the age of sixteen, in the Australian production of the stage musical Hair and followed with the role of Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar. She achieved her greatest commercial successes as a recording artist during the late 1970s with several hit singles, including cover versions of "Fire and Rain", "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself", "You" and "Something's Missing"; and her Top Ten albums Marcia Shines, Shining and Ladies and Gentlemen. Hines was voted 'Queen of Pop' by TV Week's readers for three consecutive years from 1976.

Hines stopped recording in the early 1980s until she returned with Right Here and Now in 1994, the same year she became an Australian citizen. She was the subject of the 2001 biography Diva: the life of Marcia Hines which coincided with the release of the compilation album, Diva. Since 2003 she has been a judge on Australian Idol, and her elevated profile led to a renewed interest in her as a performer. Her 2006 album, Discotheque, peaked at #6 on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) albums chart.

Hines is the mother of singer Deni Hines, with whom she performed on the duet single "Stomp!" (2006). Hines lives near Newcastle, New South Wales with Christopher Morrissey, her husband since 2005. Her status in the Australian music industry was recognised when she was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame on 18 July 2007.

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Marcia Hines - Discography - Singles
... Year Title Peak chart positions Album 1975 "Fire and Rain" 17 — Marcia Shines "From the Inside" 10 — 1976 "Don't Let the Grass Grow" 85 — "I Just Don't Know ... peaks of "Love Sides" and its three singles are currently unknown, however Hines's official website claims it peaked within the ARIA top twenty ... ^ d "Stomp!" was recorded with Deni Hines, her daughter ...
Australian Idol - The Show - History
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