Extremely sorry to listen to in regards to the loss of Diane Charlemagne yesterday, the Moss Side singer / songwriter succumbing to lung cancer tumors, aged simply 51.

We became alert to Diane straight right right back during the early ’80s Manchester – she’d dominate as lead vocalist into the Factory documents band 52nd Street after past singer, Beverley McDonald left the group. The Secret’, as part of Urban Cookie Collective (alongside the song’s writer, Rohan Heath, someone else I also knew, but separately to Diane) like the rest of 52nd essay writer Street she was a regular at Legend, we were all very much part of the same scene, and it was great to see her have such a big success later down the line, in 1993, with the extremely catchy dance track ‘The Key.

One evening throughout the duration we wasn’t deejaying, switching down my head, relaxing, and floating downstream we had just what could be termed a second of clarity. Continue reading