Cherry Red's long-running RPM imprint announced earlier this year that 2020 would be its final year of operations - but that hasn't kept RPM from going out with a bang. One of the final titles to arrive from the imprint, Right Back Where We Started From, is a joyous 3-CD celebration of Female Pop and Soul in Seventies Britain. The title is drawn from Maxine Nightingale's irresistibly bouncy 1975 single, a top ten entry in the United Kingdom and a top five in the States. Not every track on
Twinkle, a.k.a. Lynn Ripley, may be best-remembered today for "Golden Lights," covered by The Smiths. But Morrissey (who also included her self-written "death disc" entitled "Terry" among his list of "Singles to be Cremated With") was just one of her famous fans - a rank also including Elton John and Sir Tim Rice. The Surrey-born singer went to school with Camilla Parker-Bowles, shared bills with The Beatles, Cilla Black, and Dusty Springfield, and hung out with Keith Moon and Jimi Hendrix.