Interview by Tom Graves, Rock's Backpages Audio, May 2016
Ms. Ward talks about her Memphis upbringing and family life; making waves on the local gospel circuit as a girl; going to college and attracting attention as a singer; the rapid success of 'Ring My Bell' and her opinion of the song; being a one-hit-wonder and the slog of touring; her return to performing and belatedly getting paid... and her near-fatal car crash.
File format: mp3; file size: 86.8mb, interview length: 1h 30' 23" sound quality: *****
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