|Birth name||Suzanne Joy Donaldson|
|Also known as||Suzanne Donaldson, Suzanne|
|Born||1951 (age 65–66)|
|Associated acts||"Oh Very Young" (Cat Stevens)|
|Website||"Suzanne" (Official Website)|
Lynch first came to wide public knowledge in the 1960s as half of the duo The Chicks with her sister, Judy Hindman, on the NZBC television series C'MON. In 1969 she became a solo performer and was a resident performer on the follow-up show Happen Inn. In 1970 she was voted N.Z. Entertainer of the Year and won a Loxene Golden Disc in 1972.
After marrying fellow entertainer Bruce Lynch she moved to London, England, where she worked as a session musician until she became a regular part of Cat Stevens' vocal group and appeared on several of his albums until he gave up recording after a religious conversion. The first song Lynch did for Stevens was "Oh Very Young" in which she sang the solo and background vocals.
Honours and awards
Lynch appeared on the 2008 and 2009 series of Stars in Their Eyes as vocal coach and backup singer.
- 1971 NEBOA Entertainer of the year award
- 1972 APRA Golden Disc award
- 1972-73 Gold Disc Award for Success as a singer in NZ and overseas
- 2001 Suzanne was awarded the Queens Honor Of 'M.N.Z.M'.
- 2008 Rock’Ons award for International NZ star
- 2008 Top female artist award
- 2008 Benny Award from the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc, the highest honour available to a variety entertainer in New Zealand.
- "The Chicks". Retrieved 2013-06-24.
- Rock Hall of Fame (NZ)
- "Susanne Lynch – History". Retrieved 2013-06-24.
- 2001 Queen's Birthday Honours list
- "Variety Artists Club of NZ Benny Award Information and Recipients".