Born 1949 in Woking, Surrey, English actress, singer and songwriter Dana Gillespie recorded initially in the folk genre in the mid-1960s. Some of her recordings as a teenager fell into the teen pop category, such as her 1965 single “Thank You Boy”, written by John Carter and Ken Lewis and produced by Jimmy Page.
Her acting career got under way shortly afterwards, and it overshadowed her musical career in the late 1960s and 1970s.
Over the years, Gillespie has been involved in the recording of over 45 albums, and appeared in stage productions, such as Jesus Christ Superstar, and several films. Her musical output has progressed from teen pop and folk in the early part of her career, to rock in the 1970s and, more latterly, the blues.
Take a look at these vintage photos to see the glamorous beauty of young Dana Gillespie in the 1960s and 1970s.