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Q: British entertainer ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: British entertainer
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: stannic-ga
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Posted: 06 Apr 2003 11:14 PDT
Expires: 06 May 2003 11:14 PDT
Question ID: 186858
Name the British entertainer whose only U.K. hit single was a cover of
a song that had been a hit for The Shangri-Las in 1965, 1972 and again
in 1976.  The song has to be "Leader of the Pack' but I have been
unable to ascertain the name of a British entertainer who had a hit
with this song. Thanking you
Subject: Re: British entertainer
Answered By: grimace-ga on 06 Apr 2003 12:30 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

The entertainer you're after is Julian Clary, the highly camp stand-up
comedian and TV presenter.

Clary's early stage persona was The Joan Collins Fan Club, and it was
under that name that the song was released in 1988.

Curiously enough there are few online references to the record, but
here are enough to put your mind at rest, I hope:

"[Julian Clary] is an English comedian and in 1988 he released a
parody of the Shangri Las song "Leader Of The Pack". He did this under
the name Joan Collins Fan Club, and he's pictured on the cover of the
45 in a leather jacket, mascara and earrings, which seem to fit the
Queer Music Heritage

"[Fanny the Wonderdog] appeared on the record sleeve of Julian's first
single 'Leader of the Pack'"
The Official Julian Clary Website - Fanny the Wonderdog

Unfortunately I can't find any references to the record's chart
position - it was certainly in the top 30, but I can't find any
precise position.

Hope this satisfies,


Search terms:
"Joan Collins Fan Club" + "leader of the pack"
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