Annie Haslam (born 8 June 1944) is an English progressive rock vocalist and songwriter.
She was born in Bolton, Lancashire. Originally a fashion student, she began studying under opera singer Sybil Knight in 1970 and developed her extraordinary five-octave vocal range. In 1971, she became the lead singer of Renaissance after answering an ad in a magazine and auditioning for the band in Surrey.
She has also collaborated with Steve Howe on a number of projects.
photo from 2005
THE ANNIE HASLAM INTERVIEW
By Martin Kinch, Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio - May 1999
. . . One of the things is that I'm vegetarian, and the surgeon who did my operation said he thought the lump would have been twice as big if I hadn't been a vegetarian.
from anniehaslam.com :
December 1, 2006
. . . As many of you know, I have been a vegetarian for many years, but I did not know until recent years the horrific details of how animals are slaughtered. . . .
October 29, 2007
For all my Vegetarian (and non Vegetarian) friends out there, I have been perusing this site, 'The Vegetarian Society' for some new ideas for my Thanksgiving and Christmas menus this year.
I found many choices and wanted to share them with you.
As many of you know I am convinced that my Vegetarian diet saved my life when confronted with breast cancer in 1993. My surgeon (a meat eater) was the one who pointed out that he felt the lump in my breast would have been twice as big if I had not been a 'veggie'.
Food for thought in many ways...
Happy, healthy eating.