Kim Hart Profile

Murray Cammick
10 May 2017

In the early 1980s, Kim Hart had the classic sugar-and-spice and all-things nice, girl-next-door, pop image. The NZ Herald said she had a “rinkie dinkie voice” and she was not rock‘n’roll enough for music media like Rip It Up magazine or the rock jock radio stations. The media did not know that the young singer was putting on a brave face and working non-stop while “name suppression” hid a major challenge to her career path.

1980 was a year of highs and lows for Hart. The singer was signed to EMI Australia in March, but the day before she was about to get on the plane, to record her first Australian album, the police arrested her manager (and boyfriend) on a charge of drug importation. 

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Kim Hart - Love At First Night (Countdown, 1980)
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Kim Hart feature in Better Business, August 1980
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Kim Hart on the cover of Better Business, August 1980
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Kim Hart's Love At First Night is included on 2009 UK disco compilation Disco Discharge - Disco Ladies
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Kim Hart - Young Girl (1979)
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Kim Hart's self-titled 1978 debut album
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Kim Hart Australian publicity photo
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Kim Hart and pop group Sledge in newspaper The West Australian, August 1981
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An EMI Kim Hart publicity shot from 1980
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Mike and Jill Harvey, Kim Hart and Vicki Hanlon at an APRA Silver Scrolls, possibly 1976
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Kim Hart hosts Australian Chart TV show Countdown August 10, 1980
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Kim Hart rumours, on her own letterhead
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Kim Hart - Love At First Night, back cover
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Kim Hart live TV performance of Walking On Sunshine, 1985
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Kim Hart - Love At First Night
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