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P.P.Arnold is an American-born soul singer who enjoyed considerable success in the United Kingdom in the 1960s and beyond. Her first break came when she won an audition to be one of the back-up singers for Ike and Tina Turner in 1966. After Ike & Tina toured with The Rolling Stones in England, Mick Jagger invited Arnold to stay, and later co-produced her first solo record The First Lady of Immediate (1967). It was in England that P.P. would subsequently establish the main center of her popularity. There she worked with The Small Faces, singing on their hit "Tin Soldier" (1966) and accompanying them on their subsequent tour. The Small Faces would later write hits for Arnold and her band The Nice. After the Nice split off on its own, Arnold worked with The Blue Jays and T.N.T., and recorded two singles with Barry Gibb as producer. Although still active as a session singer and as a member of several different bands, the 70s and early 80s saw Arnold working most visibly as an actress - first on stage and later on television. In London she starred in Catch My Soul, one of the first rock musicals. In 1981 she moved back to Los Angeles and made appearances on everything from Quincy to St. Elsewhere to Knots Landing. Finding the Hollywood scene somewhat less than inspiring, Arnold eventually returned to England and appeared in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express - as well as getting her music career started again with more session work and another solo release. Throughout the 90s and 00s, P.P. Arnold maintained a stream of musical activity, working with the London-based band Ocean Colour Scene, touring with her own band, The Band of Angels, and recording and touring with Roger Waters.