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29 April 2014

Rock Goddess have unleashed their first official photo of the band since reforming with the original line up as exclusively revealed by MetalTalk last year. This publicity shot is the first new one in over 30 years.

It has to be said that some of the writers of MetalTalk have already pinned the new promo photo onto their walls next to the original ones that have graced the space above their beds for the past three decades.

Rock Goddess are expected to release their comeback album 'Unfinished Business' towards the end of the year. In the photo above and still looking great are L-R drummer Julie Turner , her sister and vocalist/guitarist Jody Turner and bassist Tracey Lamb.

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The band was formed in Wandsworth, South London as early as 1977, by sisters Jody Turner (Guitar and vocals) and Julie Turner (Drums) when they were nine and thirteen years old respectively. They recruited school friend Tracey Lamb on bass guitar.

They first rose to the nation's awareness when they were first featured in Kerrang No.5 in 1981 in the 'Armed And Ready' section when Julie and Tracey were just sixteen years old and Jody being four years younger, as one of the bands to watch out for.

Meanwhile, John Turner, Jody and Julie's father, who ran a music shop, used his connections to get the band their first gigs. Finally, after the production of a four track demo tape and an appearance at the Reading Festival in 1982 sharing a bill with Iron Maiden, plus regular shows at the Marquee Club the band obtained a recording contract with the A&M label.

They released their eponymous debut album with producer Vic Maile in 1983 and the hit the lower end of the charts but were an instant hit with heavy rock fans who were astonished by the ballsy voice of Turner and meaty hooks and riffs from the band. Rock Goddess had another hit album a year later with 'Hell Hath No Fury' which by this time Tracey Lamb had left the band to form She and later to join Girlschool.

After their contract with A&M expired in 1987, Rock Goddess's already recorded (in 1985) third album was released only in France, with the title 'Young And Free', which took on a more commercial route. However, their career was cut short by financial and contractual problems, which forced them to disband shortly thereafter.


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