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Elkie Brooks: Has Elkie Souled Out?

Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, 13 December 1975

WHEN VINEGAR JOE broke up two years ago, another brilliant British vocalist retired from the road. Elkie Brooks never actually wore the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll crown – such is the fateful sleight of stardom's hand – but, as an artist she stands shoulder to shoulder alongside Kiki Dee and Maggie Bell.

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