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|Born||11 July 1966
Hackney, London, England
|Died||18 January 1990
Westminster, London, England
|Associated acts||Mel and Kim|
Melanie Susan "Mel" Appleby (11 July 1966 – 18 January 1990) was one half of the 1980s English duo Mel and Kim.
Appleby was born to a Jamaican father and a white British mother. She initially worked as a glamour model (she did a photo shoot for Mayfair in 1987) and then joined her sister Kim Appleby to form Mel and Kim, enjoying considerable chart success during the mid and late 1980s.
- Mayfair, 22:1, London, 1987