Ellie celebrates her 70th birthday in county

Celebrating her 70th birthday, Elkie Brooks, who is celebrating her 70th birthday,  is returning to Buxton Opera House with an electric evening including all her hits on September 4 at 7.30pm.

Now in the fifth decade of her career, Elkie is one of the most successful singers in the UK.

She is known for her powerful and versatile voice and boasts numerous hit singles, platinum selling albums and awards.

Her concert in Buxton is set to cover her repertoire of classic songs and jazz and blues numbers, offering a treat for fans both old and new.

Elkie’s first solo album on A&M records was Rich Man’s Woman in 1975. It was released to critical acclaim, although it was somewhat overshadowed by the album cover itself, considered particularly controversial for featuring a scantily clad Elkie.

In 1977 Elkie recorded a duet with Cat Stevens Remember the Days of the Old School Yard, which appeared on his album Izitso.  Following which Elkie released Two Days Away, an album that would become the first of 16 hit albums in 25 years. Pearls, released in 1981 achieved the biggest success of her career, becoming the largest selling album by a British female artist up to this point in the UK.

IN 2012 she released her much anticipated autobiography Finding My Voice and re-released of her highly acclaimed album Powerless.

Elkie Brooks will be celebrating her 70th birthday at Buxton Opera House on September 4, at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced from £23.50 to £26.50. To buy tickets call Buxton Opera House box office on 01298 72190 or visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk