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|Birth name||Durga McBroom|
|Born||October 16, 1962|
|Associated acts||Pink Floyd, Blue Pearl|
Durga McBroom (born October 16, 1962 in California) is an American singer and actress who has performed backing vocals for Pink Floyd and was a member of the house music band Blue Pearl, best known for their hit single "Naked in the Rain".
After working as a club singer in the United States, she and her sister Lorelei McBroom worked with Pink Floyd as background vocalists. She had a long stint with them, being the only backing vocalist to appear consistently on almost all of their shows starting from the November 1987 concert at Omni Arena of A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour up to the final concert of The Division Bell Tour in October 1994. She also performed on their appearance at the 1990 Knebworth festival and provided vocals for Pink Floyd albums Delicate Sound Of Thunder, The Division Bell, Pulse and The Endless River, as well as David Gilmour's 2001 solo tour. She also recorded "Mother Dawn" with Billy Idol for his Cyberpunk album.
In about 1989, McBroom formed the band Blue Pearl with producer Youth, singing, playing keyboards and writing most of their material. As part of Blue Pearl, she had several hit songs in the early 1990s, including "Naked in the Rain" (UK #3 in July 1990), "Little Brother" (UK #30 in October 1990) and a cover version of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill", all taken from the album Naked, released in 1990 on the Big Life label.
In addition to her singing, McBroom performed as an actress in the movies Flashdance and The Rosebud Beach Hotel. In April 2010, she joined the Argentinian band "The End Pink Floyd" show in Buenos Aires, together with Guy Pratt and Jon Carin. In October 2011, McBroom joined her sister Lorelei to sing "The Great Gig in the Sky" in Anaheim with the Australian Pink Floyd Show.
She currently tours the world singing with various tribute bands, and has recorded a second Blue Pearl album with Youth.
McBroom was married to Mark Hudson from 10 May 2008 until his death on 5 July 2015. She still goes by the name Durga McBroom-Hudson.
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- "Timeline Photos - Durga McBroom-Hudson - Facebook". 5 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
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