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Collaborating with the prolific local songwriter Mike Cain during 1961, the 1960 graduate of Jones Valley High School and Lipscomb native, Sharon Browning, signed using the professional name Sharon Wynter, with M-G-M Records on February 12, 1962.
On February 15, 1962 she cut her first two sessions in Nashville producing We’re Breaking Up Again, penned by Mike Cain, and Bad Dreams which were released in March 1962 on the M-G-M subsidiary Verve label.
On both tracks can be heard the Jordanaires, the same group that often backed Elvis, and Kathy Dinning, Mark Dinning’s (Teen Angel) sister, as back-up singers.
The record did well with Billboard placing it at No. 3 with a four star rating and selling more than 30,000 copies in the Milwaukee, Houston, Nashville, and New Orleans markets. Birmingham sales were slow due to lack of local radio play. She returned to Nashville in December 1962 and recorded three sessions and signed contracts for an additional year with M-G-M.
Sharon performed through 1966. Afterwards, she began a career in radio and television at Birmingham’s No.1 station then, WSGN, remaining there until the late seventies. Her unique voice was often heard in commercial spots.
Having lived in New York City and Orlando, Florida, she returned to the Birmingham area. Sharon Browning Kilgore passed away, at the age of 72, on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Source: Jim Praytor
Official Sharon Wynter pages
Sharon Wynter biography http://starlite.byethost16.com/sharonwynter.htm?i=1
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