(born 16 December 1943) was a British pop music singer
active in the 1960s. Collins was discovered by Carroll Levis
, whose promotion landed her a contract with Decca Records
. She released three singles through Decca which failed to chart and they dropped her.
Her manager father recorded some demos with her and introduced her to independent record producer Joe Meek
, who took her on. Meek featured the guitarist Ritchie Blackmore
on some of her tracks. Six of her singles were initially released through HMV Pop but did not chart. Meek then got her a deal with Pye.
She released a total of eight singles with Meek, however she failed to appear in the UK Singles Chart
for various reasons including the development of the new Merseybeat sound, distribution problems, lack of payola and Meek's later unfavourable image in the news all of which reduced the appearance of his tracks in radio playlists. She recorded sporadically after Meek's suicide but his death had effectively put paid to her career and she retired. Many of her singles became collectors items, particularly with Joe Meek fans.
- "Crazy Guy" / "Take A Chance" (Decca F11280, 1960)
- "Oh How I Miss You Tonight" / "Age for Love" (Decca F11321, 1961)
- "Head Over Heels In Love" / "Find Another Fool" (Decca F11417, 1961)
- "I Lost......