‘love’s gone bad’ – chris clark (lookin’ & soundin’ AWESOME in 2009)
Chris Clark (born February 1, 1946 in Santa Cruz, California) is an American soul singer who recorded for Motown Records. Clark became famous in England as the “white Negress” (a nickname meant as a compliment), because the six-foot platinum blonde, blue-eyed soul singer toured with fellow Motown artists who were predominantly black.
Recording on the Motown V.I.P. label, one of several Motown imprints, Chris Clark is still acknowledged by Northern Soul fans for songs such as 1965′s “Do Right Baby Do Right” (by Berry Gordy) and 1966′s “Love’s Gone Bad” (Holland-Dozier-Holland). Another of her notable songs was the 1967 single “I Want To Go Back There Again” (Berry Gordy, Jr).
Clark co-wrote the screenplay for the 1972 Diana Ross vehicle Lady Sings the Blues, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. She later became an executive for Motown Productions’ film and television division in Los Angeles. In 1982 she married Academy Award-winning screenwriter and novelist Ernest Tidyman. He died of a perforated ulcer in 1984. In recent years, Clark has become an art photographer and has exhibited her work mainly to art dealers and at a few galleries. She also performs on stage occasionally in clubs in the United States and in Europe. She currently lives in Santa Rosa, California