Barbara Acklin Biography

Singer/Songwriter raised in Chicago, Il; cousin of Monk Higgins who produced her first sessions for Special Agent in 1966 (as Barbara Allan). Also, a backup vocalist at Chess Records in the mid 1960's.

Born: 28 February 1943 in Oakland, California (or) 28 February 1944 in Chicago, Illinois.

Died: 27 November 1998 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Pneumonia)

She collaborated extensively with Eugene Record of The Chi-Lites.

Her first hit was "Show Me The Way To Go" a 1966 duet with Gene Chandler. Her biggest hit is "Love Makes A Woman" (1968)but she is mostly famous for "Am I The Same Girl" (1968), later huge hits for Dusty Springfield and Swing Out Sister.

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