Carol Hitchcock

Carol Hitchcock is an Australian singer and actor.

Hitchcock was a recording artist for Mushroom Records in Australia in the late 1980s. She was well known for her very severe look; a bald head, nose ring and many ear piercings. Before her recording career she was a model and also part-time bouncer for various Melbourne nightclubs.

In 1987, she flew to London to record a cover version of The Temptations' Motown classic "Get Ready" with hit makers Stock/Aitken/Waterman. She also recorded "More Than Words Can Say", a Stock/Aitken/Waterman composition, for the B-side; a song originally recorded for Mel and Kim's FLM album, and later recorded by Hazell Dean. "Get Ready" peaked at #18 in Australia,[1] #56 in the UK,[2] and #47 in New Zealand.[3]

Hitchcock also appeared on the charity record to aid the Zebrugge Ferry Disaster, covering The Beatles' song "Let It Be". The record also featured many big artists of the time, including Paul McCartney, Kate Bush and Bananarama.[4]

Hitchcock also did some acting in the 1980s, including an appearance in Prisoner in 1985.


  1. Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St. Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 139. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid 1983 and 19 June 1988.
  2. "Official Charts > Carol Hitchcock". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-11-24.
  3. " > Carol Hitchcock - Get Ready (song)". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 2015-11-24.
  4. Liddle, Steven. "Lyn Paul website: New Seekers - Collectors' Items (flexi discs, vinyl and cassettes)". London, UK: The Lyn Paul Website. Retrieved 2011-11-10.

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