Joanne Catherall Biography
Birthday: September 18, 1962 (Virgo)
Born In: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Joanne Catherall is an English singer who is best known as one of the members of the popular synth-pop band named ‘The Human League.’ Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Joanne grew up as a regular young girl with no training in music and no aspirations of making a career in the music industry. She, however, liked visiting nightclubs frequently when she was in high school. At 18, she was spotted by ‘The Human League’s Philip Oakey, who invited her and her best friend, Susan, to join his band. Joanne was interested. Her parents refused initially but later allowed her to join the band. This began as a one-time tour, and Joanne eventually ended up joining the band full-time. In 1981, the band released their debut single, ‘Boys and Girls,’ which grabbed the attention of the masses. One of their early singles, ‘Don’t You Want Me,’ became the band’s first major breakthrough. Since then, Philip, Joanne, and Susan have released seven albums, including ‘Hysteria,’ ‘Crash,’ and ‘Octopus.’ The band is known as one of the most successful synth-pop bands in history and has performed in many countries around the globe.