Kim Hart

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. 

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



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