Priscilla Wright

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Priscilla Wright

Priscilla Wright

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Priscilla Wright hit it big in 1955 with her international hit single, Man In A Raincoat. The song was recorded at the CFPL radio studios with her father Don and his septet providing backing vocals. The song was such a smash hit, she was invited to sing it on the Ed Sullivan Show in July 1955 and she was selected by Cash Box Magazine as the Most Promising Artist of the Year. Priscilla’s success led to a film contract with Twentieth Century Fox and several film and concert appearances with Elvis Presley. After that, Wright took a hiatus from the music industry until the 1980’s when she teamed up with legendary producer Jack Richardson to record Michael Bolton’s “Heartbeat” hitting No. 8 on the Canadian radio charts. Priscilla Wright’s career has continued to blossom, receiving a Juno nomination as Most Promising Artist in 1993, and going on to perform with Canada’s top musicians such as Peter Apple yard, Mart Kenney, Moxie Whitney the Toronto Pops Orchestra and Hamilton Philharmonic. She has performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. She continues to sing with her own band at top venues across Canada.

Mario Circelli

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