FOR THE FIRST TIME on CD (not bootleg) CHEETA's ROCK'N'QUEEN" Produced by VANDA & YOUNG (AC/DC). INCLUDED 1 BONUS TRACK. BOOKLET 12 PAGES with lyrics and pictures The Hammond sisters, Chrissie and Lyndsay, were born in London and migrated to Australia in the early sixties.
Starting their music careers as session vocalists, they appeared on many Australian albums including Jo Jo Zep, Jon English, Marc Hunter, Flash and the Pan and as a vocal duo toured with Stevie Wright, Norman Gunston, Daryl Braithwaite.
Chrissie first came to prominence in the role of Mary Magdalene in the stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar. In 1975 she worked with the original lineup of Air Supply, before embarking on a career with her sister.
Lyndsay fronted a group called Skintight for three years and toured with Renee Geyer before forming Cheetah with Chrissie.
In 1977, Philips issued the single Love Ain't Easy To Come By and the following year Ian 'Molly' Meldrum produced Walking In The Rain for EMI, which reached #12 on the Australian charts in October 1978.
Deeper Than Love (February 1979) also produced by Ian 'Molly' Meldrum, was the duo's follow up single for EMI. The record immediately charted in Germany and went on to sell 100,000 copies across Europe.
Producers Vanda and Young turned the Hammond sisters on to AC/DC-styled hard rock. Their highly successful debut album, Rock & Roll Women, yielded a string of rock singles; Spend The Night (Sept 1980), Love You To The Limit (Feb 1981), Bang Bang (Aug 1981), and My Man (April 1982).
Cheetah toured across Australia, the UK and Europe including appearances at Roskilde in Holland, the Nuremburg and Weisbaden Festivals in Germany and a show at the 1982 Reading Festival with Iron Maiden to an audience of 120,000 people.
Chrissie and Lyndsay subsequently settled in London and although signed to a record contract with Atlantic in the USA, they were unable to capitilise on it.
Lyndsay recorded and toured with Word of Honour and the Vagabonds and eventually returned to Australia to record her solo albums, The Raven and Red Dust Diva.
Chrissie remained in London where she recorded and toured extensively with keyboard genius Rick Wakeman. She also played lead roles in "Cats" and "Chicago" in the West End.
The current Cheetah revival has brought the sisters together again to tour Australia with the Countdown Spectacular in 2006 and Europe in 2007.