Kiki Dee: I’ve been dedicated to singing, however I do surprise why I by no means married and had children | Music | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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Kiki Dee has admitted her profitable singing profession may need price her a private life, as a result of she devoted a lot time to it.

The Nineteen Seventies star, who had a No 1 hit with Sir Elton John with Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, was the primary British artist to be signed by Tamla Motown.

Now 77, she has by no means married or had youngsters and stated she usually puzzled why household life had by no means occurred for her. She stated: “My identity was tied up with singing. I knew it was my winning formula and I knew that I wanted to do it.

“I loved singing – I knew I had some kind of natural ability, so that’s what I did.

“In some ways it might have cost me a personal life, because it took so much out of me. I often think, ‘I wonder why I never married and had children, how strange’.

“But I’m very happy about that. I’m not sitting there thinking, ‘Oh Lord, I’ve missed out’.”

Speaking to Kaye Adams on her How To Be 60 podcast, Kiki added: “I’ve never had that thing for a white wedding, you know how for lots of girls and women that’s their big dream.

“I absolutely love babies and I love young kids, but I’ve never had that urge to have them – so perhaps it just wasn’t meant for me to do that.”

Kiki was an everyday on Top of the Pops within the Nineteen Seventies, with a string of hits together with Amoureuse, I’ve Got The Music in Me and Loving and Free.

She revealed that on the top of her fame she frightened about her single standing, however stated that immediately she has no regrets.

“There were times in my 30s when I thought, ‘oh dear, what shall I do, I don’t think I’m going to meet someone that I want to marry or that’s going to want to marry me’. It’s ended up that I’ve stayed single and I’ve had a hell of a good time.

“I’m well and happy actually. It’s ok to be a little bit different. Whatever floats your boat through life.

“We all aspire to be happy and do something that makes us fulfilled. I grew to realise that actually I’m a happy soul, I don’t get lonely. I’ve got so many great friends and I love my own company.”

Kiki, who started her profession as a backing singer for Dusty Springfield, recorded two albums produced by Sir Elton and the 2 turned agency mates. In 1985 she carried out alongside him at Live Aid and Elton turned as much as shock her at her sixtieth birthday dinner.

Kiki recalled: “It ​was ​absolutely ​bonkers. My ​first ​thought ​was, ‘I ​hope ​Elton’s ​going ​to ​be ​relaxed ​and ​everybody’s ​not ​going ​to ​be ​in ​awe ​of ​him’.”

Kiki sang backing vocals on Elton’s hit Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and likewise had a No 2 hit with him when the duo recorded a canopy model of Cole Porter’s True Love.

For the previous 30 years she has carried out with guitarist Carmelo Luggeri. “I’ve always tried to move on, it’s part of who I am,” she stated. “When I was 47, that was when I realised, I didn’t want to be a celebrity, I wanted to be a musician. I didn’t want to have to be something I wasn’t anymore. I just got to that point where I wanted to move forward.

“I write lyrics that are relevant to me now. I don’t write songs about ‘baby, baby, I love you baby.’ I don’t do that kind of pop stuff now.”