Doris Pearson

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Doris Pearson
Birth name Doris May Pearson
Born (1966-06-08) 8 June 1966 (age 48)
Romford, Essex, UK
Genres Pop, rock, soul, R&B, funk, disco, dance
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Years active 1983–present
Labels Epic, RCA, Tent Records, Baronet Entertainment
Associated acts Five Star


Doris Pearson (born Doris May Pearson, 8 June 1966, Brent, London, England)[1] is an English singer and ex member of the pop group, Five Star.

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Doris Pearson, the eldest of the three Pearson sisters, was mainly known as choreographer of the group, teaching the other members of Five Star the dance routines to their hits. She, like the other members, sang backing vocals and wrote songs for Five Star albums. . She was often the most shy and giggly member of the group in interviews, and was well known by fans to have a crush on Michael Jackson, with whom she wanted to do a 'dance routine together - on our wedding day' (Five Star Crunchie Tour Souvenir Booklet 1986).

Her first self-penned song, an uptempo pop track "Don't You Know I Love It", appeared as a b-side to their second UK Top 10 and biggest US Billboard Hot 100 hit, "Can't Wait Another Minute", and later popped up on their multi-million selling 1986 album, Silk And Steel. She also contributed to two consecutive albums, writing one song for each project with brother Delroy. "Knock Twice" from Between The Lines is a funky Janet Jackson-esque track. "Someone's In Love" from Rock the World is straighforward, melodic bubblegum-pop. That track was chosen as the lead single for the album in the US and was a top 40 hit on the Hot R&B Singles chart.

Her most notable input to a Five Star project came in 1990 when Doris took lead vocal for the first time on a UK single, "Treat Me Like A Lady" and again on its follow-up "Hot Love". Pearson also wrote and sang a third track "That's the Way I Like It", which followed the usual Five Star song format.

The final time Doris appeared as lead vocalist for Five Star was on the Heart and Soul project, released in 1995, for which she contributed another three tracks. "I Give, You Give", notably the most upbeat of the three, was released as a single in that year, and reissued in 1996 as a club remix.

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