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Anita Ward

Anita Ward

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Anita Ward (2016)

Interview by Tom Graves, Rock's Backpages audio, May 2016

Ms. Ward talks about her Memphis upbringing and family life; making waves on the local gospel circuit as a girl; going to college and attracting attention as a singer; the rapid success of 'Ring My Bell' and her opinion of the song; being a one-hit-wonder and the slog of touring; her return to performing and belatedly getting paid... and her near-fatal car crash.

File format: mp3; file size: 86.8mb, interview length: 1h 30' 23" sound quality: *****

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Anita Ward: The Bell Rings and School's Out

Profile and Interview by Penny Valentine, Melody Maker, 23 June 1979

THIS VERY day, 'Ring My Bell' has made it to number one in the British charts. The boys at TK records (who function from the ...

Anita Ward: Emergency Ward

Interview by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 30 June 1979

Anita Ward rings PAUL SEXTON'S bells ...

Anita Ward: Anita rings chart bell

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 3 July 1979

'RING MY BELL' is just about the hottest dance property in the land right now and it introduces to the world a young lady from ...

Anita Ward (2016) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by Tom Graves, Rock's Backpages transcripts, May 2016

This is a transcript of Tom's audio interview with Anita. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

Anita Ward: Last of the Disco Queens

Interview by Tom Graves, Memphis Downtowner, Summer 2018

IN 1979 AN unknown singer from Memphis named Anita Ward was talked into recording a disco song she did not particularly like to complete her ...


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