Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading MBE (born Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading in Basseterre, Saint Kitts on 9 December 1950) and brought up in Birmingham, England, is a British singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Armatrading has mixed eclectic musical styles over decades of recording and performing. She has had several British hit singles, the biggest of which were "Love & Affection", "Me Myself I", and "Drop the Pilot". Her music is generally pop, with forays into rock, folk, jazz, and even reggae. Her popularity is primarily as an album artist.

She gained a new audience following her writing and performing "The Flight of the Wild Geese", which was used during the opening and end titles for the 1978 film The Wild Geese.

Armatrading first performed in a concert at Birmingham University for her brother at the age of about 16 (circa 1966). She only knew her own songs, but her brother asked her to perform something that would be familiar to the audience; she chose "The Sound of Silence".[9] She then performed her own songs around the local area with a friend from school, and played bass and rhythm guitar at local clubs.

Song lyric The Weakness In Me THE WEAKNESS IN ME Joan Armatrading
Song lyric Love And Affection LOVE AND AFFECTION Joan Armatrading
Song lyric Drop The Pilot DROP THE PILOT Joan Armatrading
Song lyric Down To Zero DOWN TO ZERO Joan Armatrading
Song lyric Save Me SAVE ME Joan Armatrading
Song lyric I Love It When You Call Me Names I LOVE IT WHEN YOU CALL ME NAMES Joan Armatrading
Song lyric More Than One Kind of Love MORE THAN ONE KIND OF LOVE Joan Armatrading
Song lyric The Weakness On Me THE WEAKNESS ON ME Joan Armatrading
Song lyric Travelled So Far TRAVELLED SO FAR Joan Armatrading