Top 40 Unsung Uk Artists: No.23 – Kim Roberts
Kim Roberts’ recording career began at Joe Meek’s RGM studio in London’s Holloway Road after Heinz, his principal protégé, lodged at her parents’ guest house in Halifax. Until then, her performances had been confined to the immediate neighbourhood, but, attracted by Kim’s coltish charms, Heinz arranged an audition with Meek, who supervised her first single, 1963’s I’ll Prove It, an ‘answer’ to Brian Poole and the Tremeloes’ chartbusting Do You Love Me. However, it was its For Loving Me This Way flip-side to which she mimed in Live It Up, a B-feature about a beat group’s rise to qualified fame. Prior to her death in 2000, membership of folk trio The Settlers, Screaming Lord Sutch’s Savages and Rusty and the Renegades were among other career highlights.