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Payin' Dues: Sharon McMahan

The backroom gal who’s big on the northern soul scene.

Detroit singer and composer Sharon McMahan began writing at 12, turned professional at 13 and has since penned songs for the likes of Etta James and Mavis Staples. She earned her biggest hit, however, with The Searchers who took her Some Day We’re Gonna Love Again into the UK Top 20 in 1964. Her version of Where There Is Love For Me is currently in demand on the northern soul scene.

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