Linda Nolan

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Linda Nolan
Born (1959-02-23) 23 February 1959 (age 60)
OccupationSinger, actress
Years active1974–present
TelevisionTop Of The Pops
Celebrity Big Brother UK
Spouse(s)Brian Hudson
(m. 1981–2007, his death)

Linda Nolan (born 23 February 1959) is an Irish singer and actress.[1] She is known as a member of the girl group The Nolans in 1974, along with her sisters Anne, Denise, Maureen, Bernie and Coleen.

As a member of the Nolans, she toured with Frank Sinatra in 1975, had seven UK top 20 hits (1979–82) and won the Tokyo Music Festival in 1981.

On 7 July 2014, she claimed that she was sexually assaulted by Rolf Harris in 1975 while The Nolans were supporting Harris in a tour of South Africa.[2]

In March 2017, Nolan accidentally collapsed and broke her hip at home.[3] During examination of her broken hip, she was diagnosed with an "incurable" form of cancer near her hip.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Larkin, Colin (1998). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3rd Edition Volume V: Louvin, Charlie-Paul, Clarence. London: Macmillan. p. 3969. ISBN 0-333-74134-X.
  2. Chris Johnston. "Vanessa Feltz and Linda Nolan reveal assaults by Rolf Harris | UK news". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-07-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rebecca Lawrence (27 March 2017). "'It's not curable': Coleen Nolan breaks down as she reveals her 'incredible' elder sister Linda is battling cancer". Daily Mail. Retrieved 29 March 2017.