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Clare Grogan

Clare Grogan



Birth Name

Clare Patricia Grogan



Also Known As

C.P. Grogan
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  • Trivia

    • She contributed vocals to the song Night Falls Like a Grand Piano on the album Hyacinths and Thistles (2000) by Magnetic Fields.

    • After Altered Images broke up in 1984, Clare tried for a solo career, signing with London Records. This led to one single and an album in 1987 which was unreleased.

    • Clare appears on the cover sleeve of the album Bite (1983) wearing a glamorous dress and looking like a movie star - far removed from her former dream punk image.

    • Her first single as the lead singer of Altered Images was controversial. Between the song Dead Pop Stars being recorded and released, John Lennon was shot and killed.

    • Clare rejoined Altered Images when the band reformed in 2002 for a UK tour called Here and Now, and then again for a few more gigs in 2004.

    • From 1994 to 1998, Clare was one of the three main presenters of SMG's TV travel show Scottish Passport. In 1997, the show was nominated for a BAFTA Award (Best Special Interest Programme).

    • She was the presenter of the BBC Radio Scotland music show Class Act.

    • Clare's current agent, as of 2006, is Ruth Young at PFD, 34-43 Russell Street, London WC2B 5HA, England.

    • Clare continues to work in television as a presenter and now lives in North London.

    • After the band Altered Images broke up in 1984, leaving her out of a job, Bill Forsyth gave Clare another leading role in a movie. This time it was Comfort and Joy (1984).

    • When she was eighteen, Clare was working as a waitress in a Glasgow restaurant called The Spaghetti Factory, when a customer told her he was making a movie and offered her a part in it. The customer was Bill Forsyth and the movie was Gregory's Girl (1981).

    • Her first screen role was in the hit Scottish movie Gregory's Girl.

    • For several years, Clare was credited on screen as C.P. Grogan, because another Clare Grogan was already a member of the British actors' Union Equity.

    • Her hits as a singer include the songs Happy Birthday and I Could Be Happy.

    • In the 1980s, Clare was the lead singer of the British band Altered Images.

    • Clare has been married to record producer Stephen Lironi since 1994.

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