Darby Mills Musician
Darby Mills is a Canadian rock vocalist, best known as the lead singer for Headpins. The band's hits included "Don't It Make You Feel", "Celebration", "Just One More Time", and "Line of Fire". She had a solo hit in 1992 with "Give it All Up". Born in Vernon, British Columbia, Mills began singing back-up vocals for Canadian bands in the 1970s, most notably the local BC band, Steelback. After signing on with the Headpins in 1981, the group began a three-album run at the top of the Canadian charts, and backed bands such as KISS, Whitesnake, and Aerosmith, among others. She released her debut solo LP, Never Look Back, which contained her hit "Give it All Up," in 1991 on WEA Records, backed by the Unsung Heroes. She returned to re-form the Headpins with Bernie Aubin and Ab Bryant a year or so later, without guitarist Brian MacLeod. The band has been a fixture on the tour circuit ever since. In 2005 her name was nominated for a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. When not on tour Mills teaches tae kwon do.
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1.Headpins Hard rock
Headpins are a Canadian rock group, founded as a side project in the late 1970s by then Chilliwack members Ab Bryant and Brian MacLeod. Macleod was impressed by the vocal talents of Vancouver rock singer Denise McCann, and asked her to join his new venture. Originally, Matt Frenette played drums for The Headpins while Bernie Aubin played drums for fellow Vancouver band Loverboy but, within months, Aubin and Frenette swapped bands where each continues to play to the present. The Headpins began gigging around the Vancouver area throughout 1981, quickly building a fan base. McCann left at the end of that first year, and MacLeod brought in Darby Mills to provide lead vocals. They released their debut album "Turn It Loud" in 1982, it quickly went platinum and top the charts for 6 weeks, with a hit single "Don't It Make Ya Feel" . Their second release was "Line of Fire" which included the hits " Just One More Time" and Feel It and another multi-platinum success. They tour Europe with the band White Snake at the beginning of 1984. Mills received much attention and won accolades with fans polls voting her best singer.