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Marcia Hines

All of Australia knows her simply as Marcia, the diva with the most wonderful and distinctive voice that local pop music has ever heard. Born in Boston, she started her singing career in 1966. Marcia went to Woodstock in 1969, and...

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Marcia Hines's Biography

All of Australia knows her simply as Marcia, the diva with the most wonderful and distinctive voice that local pop music has ever heard.


Born in Boston, she started her singing career in 1966. Marcia went to Woodstock in 1969, and a few months later she was on a plane headed for Australia - though she thought she was going to Austria. She also didn't know she was pregnant. She came to Australia on a six-month contract, and she's still here - 37 years later. Gracious Australian musical goddess, Marcia Hines, has been singing professionally for more than thirty years. Her first solo performance was at the tender age of seven.
Marcia Hines first came to Australia (a place she'd never even heard of!) from the US when she was just 16 years old, after she scored a role in the radical musical "Hair". From their, her career skyrocketed with eight multi–platinum albums, eleven top ten hits making her enormously successful. Previously voted the Queen of Pop, Marcia was Australia's number one selling act for much of the 70s. Her popularity surged again in the 90s and she is considered one of the most successful recording artists this country has ever seen.
Marcia was signed for a challenging role as a judge in Australian premiere of the reality television show "Australian Idol" with Network Ten. Marcia was committed to the national tour with Australian Idol to select the cream of Australia's undiscovered stars of tomorrow. Marcia would be excellent as an MC for your event or she can be booked to show your guests she has still got what it takes to be Australia's greatest Diva.
Marcia became a single mum in Australia at the age of 17. Twenty-one years later, she saw her daughter, Deni, become a star, first with the Rockmelons and then solo.Queen of Pop three times, Marcia has been married four times. And she has had hits in four decades. Remarkably, Marcia Hines has had the same manager for 33 years. "Peter Rix has always considered my career the way I consider it - a long-term career. I never wanted to be a one-hit wonder. Of course, I'm not sure if you can control that, but I did know that I wanted a career that spanned many years."
As well as nurturing young talent on Australian Idol, Marcia continues to record and perform live. "I was brought up to work," she says simply. "When I'm not working, I'm not happy."Marcia's new album follows 2006's Top 10 gold smash, 'Discotheque'. It also comes nearly 30 years to the day after her first number one single, 1977's 'You'.
In 2007, Marcia Hines was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. "I'm just so happy to be inducted into the Austrian Hall," she joked, before adding: "I love Australia, but most importantly I'm so happy that I am an Australian."And now comes the story of her life. It could also be the story of your life. It's Marcia Hines's new album ‘Songs that have helped her survive and given her strength.’ This remarkable album features Marcia's exquisite interpretation of songs originally recorded by artists as diverse as John Lennon, Mike + The Mechanics, R.E.M and Toni Braxton. But it's more than just a collection of songs, it is a body of work with a common thread of uplifting inspiration; a life affirming album exploring the joys and challenges faced by us all.