Hazell Dean

Hazell Dean
Release date
01 January 1970
Hazell Dean
01 January 1970 |

Dean was born in Chelmsford, Essex. She started her career in the mid-1970s and came to prominence in the following decade after many years as a club performer and working on the gay scene with her brand of Hi-NRG. She was elected three times as the “Best Live Performer” by the “Federation of American Dance Clubs” (US), and twice as a “Best British Performer” by “Club Mirror Awards” (UK).

Dean started her career signed to Decca Records releasing a few pop/soul singles from the mid to late 70’s written and produced by Paul Curtis. Dean participated in the A Song for Europe contest in 1976, and took eighth place (out of twelve) with the ballad, “I Couldn’t Live Without You for a Day”, written by contest veteran Paul Curtis.

Dean’s first album was first released in 1981. The Sound Of Bacharach and David was a collection of covers written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and was only released promotionally to radio stations for them to use the songs to pad out their programming with songs they didn’t have to pay so much for in royalties. A very rare album, it was re-released commercially for the first time in 2014. Dean also released a promotional double A side single for the area of Medway (Medway You’re The One / Medway That’s Where I Wanna Be) in 1982. This was re-discovered and put onto YouTube in 2017