In memory of Liz Pearson – one of the Tour of Life

Kate has posted on her official site a message of condolence for Liz Pearson, one of the two backing singers on her 1979 live tour. Liz has very sadly recently died from cancer.

In Memory Of Liz

I was very sad to hear the news about Liz Pearson who passed away last week. She was one of the two backing singers on the tour in 1979.  She was a sweetheart with the most beautiful voice and she was a lovely friend. She will be dearly missed.                                             

Deepest sympathies to all her family,


On his FaceBook page Del Palmer posted: “Another of the wonderful people from The Tour of Life has died!!… Lovely Liz Pearson one of the bee-vee singers… My thoughts are with her family.. She was a wonderful singer and a special person and I will miss her!!..just bothers me that all these wonderful people are gone!!… As someone said earlier God is putting together one hell of a band!!

Liz Pearson 1979 tour programme

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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6 Responses to In memory of Liz Pearson – one of the Tour of Life

  1. Sky says:

    Very sad news, Liz was so young. She contributed something special to Kate’s very special tour. I love Del’s comment though – yes, another talented soul to make up an amazing band.

  2. We really need an official DVD of a full concert from the Tour, so we can see and hear all these musicians, now sadly gone, who performed at the peak of their talent in 1979.

  3. giulio says:

    Sadly gone too soon. 🙁
    I love the ”putting together one hell of a band!” idea.

  4. Rod says:

    I think it’s really heartwarming the way individuals with whom they worked are treasured and celebrated and missed by both Del Palmer and Kate Bush. I saw a post on youtube by one of Liz Pearson’s family members and she was delighted that Liz was being remembered, so I’d imagine the posts from Del and Kate will have provided some solace in this difficult period.

  5. Barbara says:

    Was that Liz Pearson on TOTP2 in the white dress and red cummerbund as part of the backing singers in the studio when the Buggles did ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’?

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