Then my own TV chat show in England in 1989.
The two best shows I ever saw, can't pick between them - Don McLean on his own with his guitar and also - Wayne Newton in Las Vegas.
The bass player's function, along with the drums, is to be the engine that drives the car... everything else is merely colours.
Rock and roll mainly but I can play passable jazz also.
Len and I had parted musical ways and this was one of the problems.
Joan was one of my biggest fans, as was Chrissie Hynde.
I have recorded nine tracks for a new album which I financed myself and am looking for a home for.
I have record approximately 10 studio albums. I had 16 top ten singles and sold in excess of 45 million records all over the world.
As far as more recognition goes, I am happy with the amount of love and respect I have received from other artists and the public. Of course, I would love more, and think I deserve it.
A bass should sound like a bass with the thump of the finger against the wood, like it began with stand up.
I like a 5 string bass - it gives you some interesting options. I played one a few times on stage. There was no problem... I was real natural.
After moving to England I did some recording and eventually formed an English band, this was together for quite a few years with only a keyboard replacement. The band had no name, just my name.
The Pleasure Seekers eventually turned into Cradle, when we started writing our own material. My younger sister Nancy was brought in as singer and I kind of stepped aside as main lead singer and concentrated on my instrument.
I read and write classical piano and percussion, also guitar.
I also have a big love of classical music played on piano because this is the environment I grew up in my brother being one of the great masters in this world.
I am flattered to have been the woman to have opened the door for female rockers to be accepted into the mainly male industry.
My feet never touched the ground. Lots of good groups with crazy and unique images. It was wild. I spent all of my time doing gigs, TV appearances, interviews, or recording. I could write a book - and probably will.
My look hasn't changed in years. It's a uniform of T-shirts, ripped jeans and cowboy boots. I have a black fitted suit that I wear on the odd occasion when I have to dress up, but I tend to have rocky things in my wardrobe that I pull out and recycle.
I am busy touring all over Europe, Japan, and Australia.