Kim Goody

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Kim Goody
Born (1958-02-19) February 19, 1958 (age 61)
London, England
Occupation(s)Actress, composer, singer, songwriter
Associated actsAlan Coates

Kim Goody (born 19 February 1958, London, England) is an English actress, composer, singer and songwriter. One of her earliest stints as a singer was providing backing vocals on Dave Davies' 1983 album Chosen People. She has starred in television shows such as Play Away and No. 73. She featured in the BBC's 1975 Christmas production Great Big Groovy Horse, a rock opera based on the story of the Trojan Horse shown on BBC2 starring Julie Covington, Bernard Cribbins and Paul Jones.[1] It was later repeated on BBC1 in 1977.[2] She was a regular guest in Jonathan Cohen's 1978 BBC music series Hit the Note.

In 1990, she competed in A Song For Europe to choose the UK song for The Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Sentimental Again". She came third. Sandie Shaw later recorded the song. Her husband Alan Coates, long standing member of 'The Hollies' band won the Song For Europe contest ten years earlier in 1980, going on to place 3rd at the Eurovision Song Contest as part of the group Prima Donna. She wrote the music for London Tonight, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC's Good Morning with Anne and Nick, BBC News 24, Sky News & Sky Sports with Alan Coates. As a singer-songwriter she co-wrote the song "In My Car" alongside Ringo Starr.[3]

Alongside their composition and publishing company, Goody set up Soho Square Studios audio post-production in 2011.

The song "Don't Turn Around", originally recorded by Tina Turner and a hit for both Aswad and Ace of Base in different versions, was also recorded and released by Goody. Alan Coates was a member of The Hollies and broken English.

Kim Goody also does the voice-over for Bong and Halley on Tiny Planets, a children's show which she also co-wrote the theme song for.


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  3. ^ Harry, Bill (2004). Ringo Starr Encyclopedia. Virgin Books. p. 319. ISBN 0-7535-0843-5.