Marcia Hines (NSW)

Legendary Singer

About Marcia Hines (NSW)

Singer Marcia Hines was born on the 20th of July of 1953 at Boston, Massachusetts, she started singing at the age of nine. It was until she turned sixteen that she gained recognition inside the music industry with her debut in the Australian production of the musical “Hair”, she was discovered by Australian producer Harry M. Miller and director Jim Sharman when they were on a visit to the USA looking for African-American singers for the musical. Hines stage debut was on April of 1970 in Sydney. She became the youngest performer in the world to play a lead role in a musical production.

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In the summer of 1973 Miller and Sharman offer her the role of Mary Magdalene at the production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” and by 1974 Hines was a major Australian success, Marcia became a star.

She accomplished a big commercial success with several cover versions of singles like “Fire and Rain”, “I just don’t know what to do with myself”, “You” and “Something is missing (In my Life)”, including her top ten albums “Marcia Shines”, “Shining” and “Ladies and Gentlemen”. She was voted as “Queen of Pop” from 1976 to 1979 by TV Week Magazine.

In 1994 after a ten-year absence from the music scene, she released an album called “Right here and Now”. In 2001 her biography was released under the name of “Diva: The Life of Marcia Hines” that same year Hines released a compilation album called “Diva”.

She has been a judge at the program “Australian Idol” since 2003, this experience restored her interest in music and by 2006 she released the album “Discotheque” reaching number six in the ARIA Chart.

On the 18th of July 2007 she became a part of the ARIA Hall of Fame elevating her status in the Australian Music Industry.

In 2014 she released an album with full original material under the name of “Amazing”. She made an amazing comeback to the musical stage in 2015 starring in “Velvet”, this show was presented in Adelaide, Brisbane, Edinburgh and The Opera House at Sydney.

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