New album and Scottish tour by PP Arnold
WHEN Immediate Records imploded spectacularly in 1970, PP Arnold was without a label and entered what she calls her “lost years”. It shouldn’t have been the case. She was after all The First Lady of Immediate, as the album title appointed her.
There had been several huge hits from that and the Kafunta album, and at 24 she was an intrinsic part of the British music scene.
The next step would be the one to elevate her even further. Barry Gibb was on something of a battling brother-fuelled hiatus from the Bee Gees and, in a forerunner to what he would do later in his career with the likes of Dionne Warwick and Barbra Streisand, he went about writing and producing an album of songs for the 24-year old PP Arnold...