In person interview conducted at Boisdale’s, Canary Wharf, London, April 28, 2016.
She is the voice behind a string of timeless soul and pop classics – Car Wash, I Wanna Get Next To You, Love Don’t Live Here Anymore, Wishin’ On A Star, Ooh Boy and I’m Goin’ Down. As the lead singer of Rose Royce from 1975-1980, Gwen Dickey experienced unprecedented success with the legendary Norman Whitfield as her musical mentor. Since leaving the group in 1980, Gwen has forged a solo career that has included collaborations with KWS on Chaka Khan’s classic hit Ain’t Nobody in 1994 and in 1998 with Jay-Z for a brand new version of the Rose Royce hit Wishing on a Star becoming a UK Top Ten hit.
Ahead of her show at one of London’s most prestigious venues, Boisdale’s in Canary Wharf, Gwen sat down with David Nathan to reminsice and reflect on her musical legacy….