Taffy (singer)

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Taffy
Birth nameKatherine Quaye
Born1963
OriginDeptford, London, England
GenresHi-NRG, Italo disco
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1977–1988
LabelsIbiza Records, Transglobal, Phoenix Productions

Katherine Quaye (born 1963), better known by her stage name Taffy, is an English Hi-NRG and Italo disco singer from Deptford, London,[1] best known for her 1980s hit, "I Love My Radio".

The song, produced by Claudio Cecchetto, who was also behind all her previous hits in Italy, was released in the United Kingdom by Rhythm King's Transglobal Records (both part of Mute Records in those days) and was originally a hit in Italy in 1985. The song's sentiments were about a disc jockey broadcasting in the early hours. However as very few radio stations in the United Kingdom broadcast after midnight in the late 1980s, this reference in the record was changed. A re-recorded version called "I Love My Radio (Dee Jay's Radio)" was released instead. This is the version that reached #6 in the UK Singles Chart.[2]

"Step By Step", a Silver Pozzoli cover, was a minor hit in the UK reaching #59. Taffy also sang in Ferry Aid's charity cover of "Let It Be" (1987).

Singles[edit]

  • "White & Black" (1982/1986)
  • "Walk into the Daylight" (1984/1985) (Italy #20)
  • "I Love My Radio (Midnight Radio)" (12" single) (1985), Ibiza/Break Records (Italy #5, Germany #35)
  • "Once More" (1985/1986) (Italy #3)
  • "I Love My Radio (Dee Jay's Radio)" (1986), Transglobal Records (UK #6)
  • "Step By Step" (1987), Transglobal Records (UK #59, Italy #42)
  • "Whose?" (1987)
  • "If You Feel It" (1988)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taffy - I Love My Radio (Top of the Pops, 29 January 1987) - Dailymotion".
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 546. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.