Lena Zavaroni was a Scottish singer whose huge voice rocketed her to fame in the UK in 1974, at the age of 10.
Her version of the classic pop song 'River Deep, Mountain High' appeared on her first LP, released that same year. Despite the song's lyrics, I always found it a little odd to have a child cover the bold Tina Turner showcase - - but darned if she doesn't pull it off.
Lena would go on to become a beloved fitxure of British TV on through her teens, but by her twenties her long-term battle with anorexia had taken its toll. She passed away in 1999 at the age of 35.
You can find out more by linking to the Lena Zavaroni tribute site...
...and you can see a mini-documentary of her career in this piece at YouTube.
Listen to: Lena Zavaroni - River Deep, Mountain High (click for audio)
PLUS from the same album, added by request...
Listen to: Lena Zavaroni - Help Me Make It Through The Night (click for audio)