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Annie Haslam performing with Renaissance at Ottawa Bluesfest, July 2010
|Birth name||Ann Haslam|
|Born||8 June 1947|
|Origin||Bolton, Lancashire, England|
|Genres||Progressive rock, Pop, Folk|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, painter|
Warner Bros. Records
Virgin Records (Japan)
|Associated acts||Renaissance, Nevada|
Originally a fashion student, she began studying under opera singer Sybil Knight in 1970. In February 1971, she became the new lead singer of Renaissance, after answering an advertisement in the British periodical Melody Maker, and auditioning for the band in Surrey.
In 1977, she began her solo career with her album Annie in Wonderland, produced by Roy Wood who played most of the musical instruments, and who also duetted with her on one track, and also performed on the Intergalactic Touring Band album. Haslam and Wood were engaged to be married for four years, which she later described as "Four of the funniest years of my life". She has since released eight studio albums, three of which were released through her own record label, White Dove. She has also collaborated with Steve Howe on a number of projects.
In 1993 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, which she survived and which became the inspiration for her 1994 album, Blessing in Disguise.
Her 2006 Live Studio Concert, was also released as her first solo DVD. Haslam released an EP called Night and Day, her first solo recording for some years, with Welsh rock band Magenta in 2006.
- 1977: Annie in Wonderland
- 1985: Still Life
- 1989: Annie Haslam
- 1994: Blessing in Disguise
- 1995: Supper's Ready: (Genesis tribute Album) (guest vocalist)
- 1995: Tales From Yesterday (Yes tribute Album) (guest vocalist)
- 1998: Live Under Brazilian Skies
- 1999: The Dawn of Ananda
- 1999: Portraits of Bob Dylan by Steve Howe (album) (guest vocalist)
- 2000: It Snows in Heaven Too
- 2002: One Enchanted Evening
- 2005: Icon by John Wetton & Geoff Downes (album) (guest vocalist)
- 2006: Miles of Music by Bob Miles (guest vocalist)
- 2006: Live Studio Concert
- 2006: Night and Day EP with Magenta written for Haslam by Rob Reed and Christina Booth
- 2007: Woman Transcending
- AnnieHaslam.com – Official page
- Annie Haslam Interview with Alison Steele, August 1989
- CD Baby's 2007 page on Woman Transcending with extensive notes by Haslam and her updated biography