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Sally Boyden
Background information
Born 21 May 1965
Nationality Australia
Occupations Singer, songwriter, television actress
Years active 1970s-present
Associated acts Duran Duran
The Dandy Warhols
The Devils
Singer

Sally Boyden (born 21 May 1965) is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress, whose work has included performing on Duran Duran's Pop Trash album.

Biography[]

Boyden began her television career as a performer on Young Talent Time (YTT) at the age of seven. She remained with the series from 1973 until 1976.

While YTT Team members must normally leave the series on reaching age 16, Boyden left at a younger age of her own volition. She had agreed to appear on The Don Lane Show on rival network Nine, after which a few Young Talent Time crew members made sly critical comments about her appearance on the rival network. These comments prompted Boyden's decision to leave the series.

After leaving YTT, Sally acted in a number of American produced films and TV movies, as well as the Australian series Come Midnight Monday.

In adulthood she moved to London to work as a songwrriter for EMI, writing songs for Leo Sayer, David Cassidy and Shakin' Stevens. She has sung backing vocals for Duran Duran, featured with Major Matt Mason, and is part of a group called The Candy Bombers. Sally has also partnered with Dan Dubelman to form 100 Hours.

Duran Duran connections[]

Sally is the co-creator of the comedy series Punktuition, which features the voices of Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes. Between 1998 and 2000 Sally worked with Duran Duran singing backing vocals on the Pop Trash album and performed with the band at Earls Court in London (UK) on 8 December 1999 (bootlegged on Everything Is Fine.) She also performed on The Devils' Dark Circles album and The Dandy Warhols's 2003 album Welcome To The Monkey House, which was co-produced by Nick Rhodes.

Filmography[]

  • Smuggler's Cove (1983)
  • Come Midnight Monday (1982) (TV)
  • The Little Dragons (1980)
  • Dead Man's Float (1980)
  • Lassie: A New Begginning (1978) (TV)
  • Barnababy and Me (1977) (TV)

Discography[]

  • The Littlest Australian - 1976 solo album (HAM 008)
  • A Day in a Life - 1977 solo album (HAM 018)
  • Become - 1998 solo album (EMI)
  • Keepsake: Chapter 1 - 2011 solo album

A selection of album credits[]

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