Jill Calvert married R.C. in the early 80's -
their son Nicholas was born shortly after.
She knew Robert Calvert for many years via mutual friends - like Michael
Moorcock, to whom she's been married some years earlier.
In the early 80's Robert and Jill also started to collaborate on various
projects, like Calvert's extraordinary electronic musical The
Kid from Silicon Gulch.
also worked and performed with Robert on/in various Cabaret
Shows that were following the Silicon Gulch project.
Jill's voice can also be heard on some of the latest demo-recordings
that Calvert did in the mid/late 80's - and also on the re-recorded
version of THE
a song (an outtake) that was originally meant to appear on the Captain
Lockheed album. (Rumours have it, that Calvert had the German chanteuse
extraordinaire NICO in mind, for the original vocals...)
Jill Calvert is keeping the estate of Calvert's work - and I like
to thank her for the opportunity to talk to her (at length....) and
giving me access to a lot of material.
This is a highly recommended reading, as you'll get quite a few new
angles and stories on Mr. Calvert, from a voice that's - so far -
hasn't been made public.
infos on Jill Calvert's collaborations with Robert Calvert on:
Kid from Silicon Gulch
Krankschaft Cabaret Shows
and here's an animated version of one of Robert
an which Jill Calvert did the lead vocals - "strangely"
an outtake from Captain
Lockheed... called THE