Vicki Wickham

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Vicki Heather Wickham OBE (born 1939) is an English talent manager, entertainment producer, and songwriter.


She is most known for producing the 1960s British television show Ready Steady Go!, and managing well known pop/soul acts Labelle[1] and Dusty Springfield. She also wrote (with Simon Napier-Bell) the English lyrics to Springfield's only British #1 hit, "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me", adapted from the Italian song Io che non vivo senza te. She co-wrote Dusty's biography Dancing with Demons with Penny Valentine. Vicki Wickham was also the Fashion Consultant for the monthly The MOD magazine issued at the start of 1964, the Editor was Albert Hand.

Wickham was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to music.[2]



  • Music Industry "Woman of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award" in 1999[4]


  1. ^ "Belles of the Ball", Dustin Fitzharris, Bay Windows, October 29, 2008
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60534. p. 14. 15 June 2013.
  3. ^ Review of Dancing with Demons, "You don't have to say you love me", The Observer, September 3, 2000, Barbara Ellen
  4. ^ Hodder & Stoughton author details

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