Christine Quaite

Christine Quaite - Whisper Wonderful Words

Long After Tonight Is All Over

If You’ve Got A Heart – Stateside,  SS 4351965
YOUR NOSE IS GONNA GROW 1962
TELL ME 1963
I BELIEVE IN LOVE – 1964
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR – 1964
MR.STUCK UP – 1964
SHE COMES – 1964
WILL YOU BE THE SAME TOMORROW – 1964
TELL ME MAMMA

She was from Leeds and did covers of USA Pop tracks, didn’t everyone in the UK at that time do this: YES but mainly early sixties pop. Known as the ‘new Helen Shapiro’!

Christine Quaite was an English girl singer very much in the mould of Helen Shapiro being  young, Jewish and having a powerful voice. Sounds familiar? She also gained her first success at the age of thirteen when she came second in a talent contest that won her a recording contract with Oriole Records. Amy Winehouse was following in a long tradition of Jewish girls with deep soulful voices. Apparently, after Oriole went bust, she gave up the business and got married.

She was managed by Bunny Lewis, well known on the gay pub scene in the fifties and sixties.

Her version of Jimmy Radcliffe’s great song  Long After Tonight Is All Overis a Northern Soul collector’s item.