When I heard that there was going to be a Biba exhibition in Southend-on-Sea I was intrigued to say the least. Southend is not somewhere you would automatically think of when you think of fashion exhibitions (I don't mean this in a bad way, just that I was unaware of any such museums), so I was looking forward to going down there to check it out.
Chantal Kelly was born Chantal Bassignani in Marseilles, in the south of France, on 8 April 1950. She had an interest in music from an early age and took singing lessons as a teenager. Her teacher was so impressed that in 1965 she sent a recording of Chantal's performances to the Philips label who promptly signed her up.