The Belle Stars were Jennie Matthias, Sarah-Jane Owen, Lesley Shone, Clare Hirst, Miranda Joyce, Judy Parsons, Stella Barker (and for a short time, Penny Leyton). They were a band from 1980 to 1986 (a 3 piece from 1984 to 1986) and had 4 Top 40 UK hits with The Clapping Song, Sign of The Times, Sweet Memory and Iko Iko.
They were signed to the now legendary Stiff Records and released 12 singles and one studio album.
The seven piece Belle Stars split up in 1984 but Sarah-Jane, Miranda and Lesley continued as The Belle Stars until 1986, releasing only one single, World Domination which hit No. 5 in the US dance charts.
Iko Iko later featured in the hit movie The Rain Main in 1988 with Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman and became a hit again in the US in 1989.
I hope you enjoy my fansite for a band that played some fantastic gigs and wrote some great pop tunes.
Malc My Title
Music: Slick Trick by The Belle Stars - Richard Skinner BBC Radio 1 session from 1981