b. 1956, England. Helen Terry first came to prominence as the backing singer in Culture Clubâ€™s 1983 heyday. She travelled widely with the group before they collapsed amid financial and drug excesses. Later Terry reacted angrily to the suggestion in Boy Georgeâ€™s autobiography that it was she who had introduced him to drugs. Her solo career started shortly after the break-up of the band, on Culture Clubâ€™s label, Virgin Records. However, Blue Note did not sell well, and she then moved to EMI Records for two singles, â€˜Fortunate Foolâ€™ and â€˜Lessons In Lonelinessâ€™. However, when her new label attempted to push a projected second album in a more dance-orientated direction, Terry left the music industry, opting instead for a career in television as she had previously worked in animation. After initial employment as a researcher she became assistant director to Channel 4â€™s Friday At The Dome before taking up freelance work. Although her musical engagements were limited to a guest appearance on Holly Johnsonâ€™s â€˜Legendary Childrenâ€™ single and sessions with Kevin Mooney (ex-Adam And The Ants), she also directed a documentary on the Pretenders and worked on various television music charity projects, especially those geared towards AIDS awareness.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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