An Australian singer.
In the sixties was very popular during the time Normie Roe was at his
height before he went to Vietnam.
Marcie Jones started as a teenager with The Thunderbirds at Canterbury Ballroom and Preston Town Hall in Melbourne in the early 60's.
She then went on to perform with Normie Rowe's band The Playboys and appeared on the "Go-Show".
She issued five singles from 1965 to 1967 on the Sunshine label with some minor chart success.
In 1967, on the suggestion of Normie Rowe, she teamed up with the Cook sisters who were already performing as "The Cookies" in Brisbane. Marcie & The Cookies were in the mould of such U.S acts as The Supremes and The Crystals.
She was also going out with Rowe at the time and often back up singer on recordings as well.
Made up of Marcie Jones and the three Cook sisters, the all girl, vocal only group, Marcie & The Cookies, were a rarity in Australia’s “mod” music scene of the 1960s, dominated as it was by all male rock bands and solo artists.
They toured Australia as support act for overseas artists such as The Monkees on their Australian December 1968 tour.
During 1969 they toured South East Asia for three months performing in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Bangkok and the Philippines. T
he tour included performances to Vietnam war servicemen at American bases.
Marcie & The Cookies include.
Marcie Jones (vocals)
Beverley Cook (vocals)
Margaret Cook (vocals)
Wendy Cook (vocals)
After more than two years overseas Marcie decided to return home to Australia, leaving the Cook sisters to continue on as Cliff's backing singers and joining lead singer and guitarist Peter Williams formerly of The Groove in a new group called Spirit of Progress.
On returning to Australia, Marcie Jones then resumed her solo career with a new manager and record label, Atlantic. She released an album and five singles between 1973 and 1976, the second of which, "Gonna Get Married".
More recently Marcie Jones has embraced the country genre putting out a country CD in 1999.
I WANNA KNOW - 1965
I JUST CAN’T IMAGINE - 1965
DANNY BOY - 1966
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS - 1967
YOU CAN’T BY PASS LOVE - 1967
ARMED AND EXTREAMLY DANGEROUS - 1973
GONNA GET MARRIED - 1974
I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - 1974
BABY I NEED YOUR LOVIN - 1975
BACK IN YOUR ARMS AGAIN - 1976
THAT GIRL JONES - 1973