|Birth name Rachel Brennock|
Name Rachel Fury
|Years active 1971-1989|
Associated acts Howard Devoto
|Movies Robin Hood Junior, The Darwin Adventure|
Siblings Paul Brennock, Loraine Brennock
Born 1961 (age 60), Islington, London, United Kingdom
Similar Durga McBroom, Clare Torry, Sam Brown (singer)
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Rachel Fury is the stage name of Rachel Brennock, an English singer songwriter and actress most known for performing with Pink Floyd on tour from 1987 to 1989.
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Brennock began her acting career aged ten, appearing in various TV shows and films, a number of which, such as Mr Horatio Knibbles (1971) and Robin Hood Junior (1975), were produced under the aegis of the UK Children's Film Foundation. At the same time, Brennock was building a career as a singer. In 1972, under the name "Weeny Bopper"; she recorded the single "David, Donny and Michael", a Pye Records release intended to capitalise on weenybopper enthusiasm for David Cassidy, Donny Osmond, and Michael Jackson. By 1978, Brennock was an established London session singer, known for a "sassy 'Ronettes' sound."
In the 1980s, Brennock adopted the stage name Rachel Fury, and toured as a backing singer with Howard Devoto and The Lover Speaks. She co-wrote the song "When We Dream" with Phil Saatchi for his 1987 album Wheel of Fortune, and performed vocals on several Saatchi songs. Fury signed on as a backing singer for the Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour after being introduced to the band by her former boyfriend James Guthrie, Pink Floyd's longtime recording engineer. She sang with Pink Floyd on tour from 1987 to 1989, and appears on both the concert film and live album Delicate Sound of Thunder, the Italian TV broadcast of the 1989 Pink Floyd concert in Venice, and the (bootlegged) MTV taping of the 1987 concert at the Omni in Atlanta. In these live performances, Fury is noted for the opening vocals on "The Great Gig in the Sky" and for harmonising with David Gilmour on "Comfortably Numb".