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Carol Dene’s Fresh Start

December 1967

South Yorkshire Times, December 30, 1967

Carol Dene’s Fresh Start

THE New Year sees blonde, blue-eyed Carol Deene, of Thurnscoe, making a fresh start to a singing career that was dramatically interrupted two years ago by a car crash. The release of a new record by Carol on January 5th marks a comeback that has taken courage and perseverance by the 23-years-old singer.

Two years ago Carol was dragged from the wreckage of her AIGB GT—brand new, with barely 30 miles on the clock—with a broken jaw, broken leg and sundry minor injuries. She woke up in hospital with one thought:

“Will I sing again.” With two hit records behind her, the future was bright and promising for Carol Deene. But enthusiasm for sports cars had suddenly brought her career to a tragic halt. For six months she lay in hospital as her broken jaw gradually mended. And when she was fully recovered she found that her jaw had re-set slightly to one side.

“For a long time I lacked confidence and felt very nervous in company.” Said Carol, “I don’t think I ever thought that I would not sing again—but I was very nervous when I made my first public appearance again.”

Now Carol takes up the threads of her recording career, with a song by those talented songwriters Les Reed and Barry Mason, titled “When He Wants a Woman.”

Carol was born the daughter of miner and club singer Geoff Carver. She started singing when she was seven, and after taking a job as a window dresser, she left for London and passed a television audition.

A recording contract followed with hit singles “Norman” and “James Hold the Ladder Steady.”

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