sleeve of single Red River Rock, 1961
|Died||November 14, 2014 (aged 79)|
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Don Storer (m. 1992–2006; his death)|
In her first recording she collaborated with accordionist Nico Carstens on an early South African rock and roll 10" titled "Flying High". She first became known to UK television audiences as a regular in the 1950s magazine programme Lunchbox, with Noele Gordon.
She subsequently featured as a session musician in Oh, Boy!, one of the first British series to feature rock'n'roll regularly, with Lord Rockingham's XI, a "scratch" band led by Harry Robinson, which also included Benny Green and Red Price. Their single, "Hoots Mon", was number one in the UK charts in 1958.
Wainer married drummer Don Storer (died 2006), with whom she appeared regularly as a duo during the 1960s. They appeared regularly in a German television series, Beat! Beat! Beat (1967). Wainer released several solo albums and singles, none of which made the UK charts.
- Cherry Wainer – Hammond Organ Light And Lively (1964)
- It's Hammond Time! (released in the Netherlands)
- Cherry Wainer And Her Magic Organ (released in the Netherlands)
- Musik Im Blut (released in Germany)
- 1959 Columbia 33JS 11007, Flying High, Cherry Wainer & Nico Carstens, South Africa
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