The Nolans - A Mini Biography

Tommy and Maureen Nolan's five daughters were performing in the Blackpool working men's clubs at very young age. With their brothers and parents, Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda and Bernadette recorded a self-titled album called 'The Singing Nolans'. The female sibling quintet became 'The Nolan Sisters' in 1974 and gained fame initially through appearances on UK TV variety programs. (pictured below on 'Its Cliff Richard' with singer Pearly Gates)

A series of singles released on EMI and Target preceded the sisters' 1978 20 Giant Hits LP, a number three hit in the U.K. Their biggest hit single came a year later with "I'm in the Mood for Dancing"; it was ubiquitous in England, Ireland, and even Japan, where the sisters became unlikely stars. A handful of albums were released during the first half of the '80s and the early '90s. The Nolans won major awards worldwide and performed all over the globe and were arguably the first really successful girl group to emerge from the UK. The Nolans were in demand to appear on television and in theatre shows all over the world. In 2009, Maureen, Linda, Bernadette and Coleen (who had joined the act in 1980) reactivated the group for 'The In the Mood Again Tour', as well as a live DVD and CD release.


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"Bernie Nolan - She was beautiful and inspiring" - Journalist and television Presenter Kate Thornton.

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