Dark Side of the Moon backing singer passes away
Written by Matt   
Monday, 15 March 2010

Lesley DuncanSinger-songwriter Lesley Duncan sadly passed away on Friday, March 12th, after a long illness; she was 66. One of England's top session vocalists, and a songwriter in her own right, Lesley Duncan sang on recordings by Elton John, the Dave Clark 5, the Alan Parsons Project, Michael Chapman, Joyce Everson and the soundtrack of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Pink Floyd fans will know her best for Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" on which she performed backing vocals.

Her own songs have been covered by many artists, including Elton, Olivia-Newton John and Long John Baldry. Her debut single was in 1963, but she had to wait six years before she found success when Elton John included her tune, "Love Song", on his album, Tumbleweed Connection. The popularity of that track secured her a recording contract with CBS Columbia, which lasted some years. She continued to perform and work on new material until fairly recently with her husband (and keyboard player) Jimmy Horowitz.