Saturday, 12 March 2011
Little People/You're The One/Send Her Away/Won't Someone Say/Don't Bother Calling/I'm Taking Him Back/Lu/Picture Me Gone/No Longer Part of Your Life/Mr 7654312/*Always Something There To Remind Me/*May My Heart Be Cast Into Stone/*You Don't Have To Say You Love Me/*Off And Running/*Send Her Away/ *I Walk Alone
Yvonne Barrett (1946 – 2 September 1985) was an Australian pop singer who made the Top 40 charts in Melbourne & Sydney and was nationally known for her TV appearances. She began her performing career early, commencing ballet lessons at the age of two and a half. This led to appearances in stage shows such as Sound of Music and Carnival. She took singing lessons in her mid-teens and was able to pass an audition for Australia's national pop music TV program. The Go! Show. She soon became a regular on this show doing songs like "Off & Running", "I Walk Alone" and The Toys "A Lovers Concerto". Signed to Go records, a record label spin-off from the show, Yvonne achieved her most chart success in 1965-66 with her version of the Tony Hatch song, "You're The One" b/w " Little People". In Dec 1965 she performed over Xmas in a tour for Australian troops in Vietnam.
1970 saw her voted a runner-up in the Go-Set magazine national Pop Poll. Although not achieving further chart success she retained considerable popularity through her live appearances, and on national TV shows, such as Uptight and Happening 70-72 doing songs such as, "Always Something There To Remind Me" and Rare Earth's, "Get Ready". In 1970 she released the single Lu (a Laura Nyro song) which featured her big voice with a brassy jazz-rock, Blood Sweat & Tears style arrangement. During the 1970s she moved into session work and club appearances. In the 1980's Yvonne Barrett moved from Perth to Sydney and began working as a waitress.
On September 3 1985, Yvonne Barrett was found murdered at her unit in the inner western Sydney suburb of Birchgrove