1977 album

There was a radio show where everybody who did something well, did something. One did magic tricks and one did, er, what you call it ? Flick flacks ? And I sang. Because that is what I did. On the school bus I would sing. All the time. And some guy contacted my mum and wanted to make a lot of money and do a child record, and my mum said : "Yes." I can’t even remember being asked.

Was that fun ?

No ! I hated it ! I didn’t really like it. I think children should pick for themselves. They shouldn’t be pushed. I was too young.

Does she resent her mother for allowing it ?

Little bit. She should have known better.

The Observer, July 8, 2007