Kiki Dee was born on March 6, 1947 in Bradford, England as Pauline Matthews.
Won a local talent contest at age 10; entered show business at age 16.
Sang duets with friend Elton John in the 1970s on the pop hits "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and "True Love."
Hit songwriter Mitch Murray came up with her stage name, and also penned her first single, "Early Night." She had difficulty accepting her new name for many years.
She has performed with the S.A.S. (Spike Edney's All Stars) Band.
Toured as the opening act for Elton John's 1976 'Louder Than Concorde (But Not Quite As Pretty)' tour. She also took the stage with Elton during the show to sing their duet 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart.'
Elton John covered her song 'Sugar on the Floor.'
Dated Elton John's guitarist Davey Johnstone in the '70s.
Personal Quotes (2)
One of life's luxuries is cooking while you're drunk.
I never wanted to be a big star - I never wanted all that. But it was I always was being pushed into. All I ever cared about - and it holds true today - was putting out some music that was really good.