Ruby Turner

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22, 1958
Montego Bay, Jamaica
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22, 1958 (age 62)
Montego Bay, Jamaica


Jamaican R&B and soul singer-songwriter who in addition to her eight UK charting singles between 1986 and 1995, including the track "I'd Rather Go Blind," achieved the rare feat for a British singer of reaching #1 on the US R&B chart with her song "It's Gonna Be Alright."

Before Fame

She recorded with UB40 early in her music career and first signed as a solo artist with Jive Records. She was previously a backing vocalist on Culture Club's From Luxury to Heartache.


She has performed on stage and on screen and was featured on BBC Television's Jools Holland's Hootenanny from 2007 to 2014.

Family Life

She was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica and moved with her family to Handsworth, Birmingham, England when she was 9 years old.

Associated With

She has sung backing vocals for Bryan Ferry, Steve Winwood, Jools Holland and Mick Jagger.