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MAXINE NIGHTINGALE was born on November 2, 1952 in Wembley, London, England. A performer as well as a recording artist, her gift for performance was developed in her early days in Hair and Jesus Christ, Superstar.
Maxine's current band is made up of some of the world's top studio/touring musicians: her close friend Kim Hanson on keyboards; Grant Geisman on guitar (he has appeared with Chuck Mangione, David Benoit, Sheila E., Placido Domingo, Paula Abdul and many more); Jerry Brown on drums (he has recorded with Stanley Clark, Paulinho Da Costa, Abraham Laboriel, Teena Marie, and Natalie Cole); and on bass, Adam Cohen.
Maxine Nightingale's debut multi-platinum dance pop single "Right Back Where We Started From" hit #1 (8 million copies sold) in 24 countries around the world, including the U.S.. In 1976, Maxine Nightingale was nominated for a Grammy for "Best New Artist Of The Year" for the single "Right Back Where We Started From". Maxine Nightingale's (1979) album Lead Me On was certified double-platinum (2 million copies sold) in 20 countries and it garnered her second #1 platinum single "Lead Me On" on three separate Billboard charts (Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary). It stayed on the top of the U.S. music charts for a record breaking 47 weeks.
The song "Lead Me On" was recently placed at #11 on the Billboard Magazine's Adult Contemporary Songs Of All Time (all songs released from the past century).
In November 2002, Universal Pictures released the 25th Anniversary Collector's DVD for Paul Newman's classic hit film Slapshot. The movie's soundtrack included Maxine's #1 smash "Right Back Where We Started From" throughout the movie.
Over the past two decades, Maxine has recorded 8 albums for RCA, United Artists, and Windsong Records (over 10 million albums sold) and extensively toured all over the world including Europe, Australia, and Asia. She has toured over the years with some of the best in the business including Santana, the late Marvin Gaye, The Commodores, Lionel Ritchie, Boz Scaggs, Average White Band, Teddy Pendergrass, The Temptations, Chaka Khan, and Steve Reid of The Rippingtons.