Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mari Wilson

The stylish and amusing retro chanteuse Mari Wilson, and her beehive, had 6 Top 100 hits from 1982 to ‘84 in the UK, while signed to Tot Taylor’s boutique pop label, The Compact Organization.  Some of her out-of-print CD’s are now worth hundreds of $.  At 57, Mari is still touring and performing, and maintaining a happy and healthy life, despite suffering from Type 1 diabetes, coeliac disease, and an underactive thyroid.

Mari Wilson in 1983 (the vast entourage of musicians, singers and dancers on stage with Mari were not extras - that was actually her real band, The Wilsonettes):