Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Oh Beautiful Fury.

"The following is a post I originally wrote in September 2010. It's actually one of my favorite pieces. I have happened across some additional information in recent weeks thus I've added to the article and updated it"

I have made this observation of myself that I find it difficult to calm my mind. It is always working, always processing things and I have experienced many a restless night because of it.  

One of the things that really gets my cogs ticking is an obsessive interest in trivia. Like - I like to often drop the useless bit of trivia that Fletcher Christian - that infamous Bounty mutineer from long, long ago had syphilis. Why I know that, I don't know but I know it none-the-less. Also, I am the guy that stays behind in his seat in the cinema, after the movie has finished because I like to watch the credits to spot who the cinematographer on a particular picture was or who the girl in the back ground was in a particular scene because I know - I JUST KNOW - that I have seen her in some other film in an equally obscure background scene. 

I predicted a long time ago that Uma Thurman was going to be big...now that's freaky isn't it. I mean, why the F*** would I bother with that little freaky nugget???

And so it happens that I know just about every backing vocalist who has ever paired up with British rock icons Pink Floyd since the early 1970's. This particular piece of useless information is especially that...useless but I can't help myself. 

Such is that, which is my mind. 

And of all the backing vocalists who have ever graced the stage with this most favored bands of mine, one - in particular - has intrigued me to the point of being a little too screwy.

I speak of course of Rachel Fury.

I first sat up and took notice of the singer Rachel Fury as a 14/15 year old back in 1989 when my father came home from the video store armed with a VHS version of the world beating 'Delicate Sound Of Thunder' concert, complete with the girls wearing those totally HOT figure hugging dresses and the long gloves that were seriously sexy. From the moment I saw her, I was completely besotted by Rachel Fury and I have watched that concert over and over again in the proceeding years - countless times - just to indulge in the vision of her performance. I thought her contribution to "Great Gig In The Sky" and her duet with David Gilmour on "Comfortably Numb" were sublimely hypnotic and there was some footage of her during their performance of the song "Momentary Lapse Of Reason" that hooked me every time. I have to profess an unhealthy kind of love for this woman.

 

Rachel Fury performs "Great Gig In The Sky" on the Delicate Sound of Thunder Tour, 1988 which featured some of the most impressive visual art by Storm Thorgerson.

Why it was then, that I sort of forgot about her for 18 odd years after-wards is something only the universe can explain. I grew up, stepped out of my adolescent brain and became a cynical prick I guess. But my love for Pink Floyd has never waned over the years even though it has perhaps become somewhat dormant from time to time. 

A few short weeks ago, going through my impressive music collection here at home, I fished out David Gilmour's superb third solo album "On An Island". I was in the mood for the atmospherics of that album and I was - of course - not at all disappointed. Here you go - here's another piece of useless triva - David Crosby and Graham Nash performed backing vocals on that very album. Listening to the sounds of Gilmour and Wright, Carin and Pratt - and Crosby and Nash's contributions - something was suddenly touched off in my mind, an almost long forgotten memory of that beautiful woman from so long ago.


Cover art for David Gilmour's third solo album "On An Island" (2006).

For years I had (erroneously) deduced that her name was in fact Margaret Taylor. It seemed to fit with her - she looked like a Margaret to me. But once I jumped on the interweb a few weeks ago and began searching I around, I quickly realized that I was wrong. The information on her is sparse as to be almost non existent. But after a few hours of clicking around on Google and other search engines this is what I came up with...



Rachel Fury is (or was) a session singer who first appeared on the radar in the very early 1980's. The only evidence of this comes by way of a MySpace image (below) for the profile of British guitarist Alan St.Clair who was a noted musician in the punk and new wave movements at that time. One might surmise that Rachel Fury toured regularly with St.Clair and his colleague Howard Devoto (of Buzzcocks and Magazine fame) but this would need to be confirmed.


Rachel Fury poses with Alan St. Clair and Howard Devoto c. 1983

The next significant snippet of information comes from some information on the noted music producer, James Guthrie, who it appears, introduced Rachel Fury to Pink Floyd in or around the mid 1980's. She and Guthrie were in a relationship at the time. Fury's talent as a session singer must have impressed the band members significantly because she is credited as a singer on the reimagined Pink Floyd's 1987 album "Momentary Lapse Of Reason" and was contracted to tour with the band for the world beating "Delicate Sound Of Thunder" tour between 1987 and 1989.

From what I have read on various message boards, there is some suggestion that there may have been some sort of romantic "thing" between David Gilmour and Rachel Fury during the 87-89 tour. Various message board lurkers refer to concert footage suggesting an "innate" chemistry between the two on stage. I read this as drawing a very long bow and I prefer to think that it is more a case of there just being a good vibe between all the members of the mid 80's Pink Floyd line-up. In fact, it is perhaps because of this good vibe, that an additional side project was fostered during this period that Rachel Fury participated in. "The Fishermen" was conceived by David Gilmour as a loosely fashioned band that would play secret gigs at various venues throughout the DSOT tour. 


Throughout the course of the tour Gilmour, Richard Wright, and occasionally Nick Mason (along with the full cast of touring musicians - including Fury herself) performed secret club gigs to blow off steam, have fun, and “jam”. It is interesting to consider that both the early Floyd, and Gilmour’s previous band Joker’s Wild performed quite a few blues, R and B, and pop covers including songs as diverse as Aretha Franklin's "Respect", Stevie Wonder's "Superstition", Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff" - and get this - The Sugarhill Gang's "Rappers Delight". The gigs were often staged completely off the cuff and they weren't promoted at all. They were said to be a diversion from the tightly structured performances of the DSOT sets. Bootleg recordings have surfaced in recent years of some of these ultra-rare performances and undoubtedly - Fury's voice and talent would be resplendent on them. I mean - could you imagine how cool it would be if Rachel Fury was the one singing "Respect"?!!

  
Liner notes from a bootleg recording of The Fishermen in Copenhagen c. 1988 (http://www.hokafloyd.com)

     

Video of Comfortably Numb from the "Delicate Sound Of Thunder" tour circa 1988.

It is after the successful DSOT tour that Rachel Fury all but drops of the precipice into a swirling black hole of ... well ... nothing. The only singer from that trio from the DSOT tour to continue with Pink Floyd is the equally fabulous and still prolific Durga McBroom (who is credited on "The Division Bell" album and appears in the "P*U*L*S*E" tour line-up. As a side note and yet another example of my love of trivia, Margaret Taylor - the third singer from the DSOT tour - is also still active in the music industry, though today she goes under the name Machan Taylor.

The last snippet of any significance that I can find is a mention that by 1995, Rachel Fury had given up singing altogether and had become involved in the animal rights movement. 

But this is not the last thing.

Drilling a little deeper, I have unearthed an additional snippet that confirms something I wondered about for a long time - that Rachel Fury was not actually her real name. Some months ago, I happened across some evidence that confirms this. Again, from some other message board sources I found that her name is (or was)  actually Rachel Brannock. There is a Facebook page titled "All Things Brannock" - evidently a page dedicated to the Brannock family. Clearly visible on the Left hand sidebar of the page under pictures, a picture of the very Rachel (Fury) Brannock that has stuck like a claw in my thoughts these past fews weeks.


Rachel Fury, her enigma is both powerful and lovely.

Who knows if this is all true or not. But I would like to think that there is still some hope that Rachel might surface one day. Perhaps she is living on ... I dunno ... Guernsey perhaps? Happily married with a couple of kids, still looking pretty damned hot and running - say a successful vet practice ... perhaps??? Would she, one morning, open her laptop while sipping her coffee and indulge in that little thing that I'm sure we've all done in the recent past and Google herself? She might see this and decide to respond? Either that or she's dead, a hippie who renounces all forms of modern technology or she's just not that into all this worship...

*sigh*

I take heart in the knowledge that I am not alone in wondering just what happened to this lovely lady Rachel Fury/Brannock. All over the internet, people just as (crack potted) dedicated as me are posing the same question. Where did she go? Does she still sing? Is she actually alive??

One can but live in hope...




DFA.

Update - February 27th 2016: This post just never gets old does it. Quite by accident, I have discovered the secret "Fishermen" gig as a YouTube video. Clocking in at just over an hour, this gig was captured in 1988 in a Copenhagen nightclub and features Rachel in all her gorgeous glory. 


70 comments:

  1. It is amazing that I have had the same thoughts and periodic infatuation with the stunning "Fury" from the very first time I saw the DVD DSOT. I Googled to find her name and see if there were any further projects she'd worked on since. Just as you've described what an incredible voice and a mysterious woman behind it. Bradley Boyd

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  2. Hey Bradley,

    Thanks for stopping by. I still, from time to time, put the feelers out to see if anyone definitivelt knows what she's upto these days but there's nothing.

    She's an enigma alright.

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  3. Hi Dean. Thanks for restoring my sanity. I cant seem to get her out of my head.
    Ive always been a Pink Floyd fan since the mid 70s but ide never seen the DSOT tour. Since watching it on You tube recently, like you ive scoured the net for every snipet I can find on the lovely Rachel Fury/ Brannock. Sadly ive unearthed no more than you but I live in hope. will just have to keep on watching and rewinding the video's on you tube.

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    1. You're welcome Brian. It's quite a thing to be so captivated by this woman isn't it. I still wonder about her even now.

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  4. It's the dress, and the serpentine dancing. Sign me up.

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  5. perhaps Rachel will forever exist as that wonderful vision on stage that is so magical and alluring
    ...and perhaps that's as it should be

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  6. I came looking for answers and found none.
    but perhaps Rachel is forever destined to exist as that wonderful vision on stage that is so magical and alluring
    ...and perhaps that's how it should be

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    1. Same here, robbopaloobop. I've scoured the net only to brought back to the Floyd pic's. She captivated me at first sight;
      watched her performance in Pulse, not disregarding Durga or Margaret (hard to forget fox'es). Rachel just moved just right.

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  7. Dean, you are certainly not alone!! Saw Floyd twice in 88-89 in London as a 23-24 year old and yes Rachel took my eye too.... some 25 years later the visual snippets still come to mind when I've got DSOT playing.... happy times... and I would go along with robbopaloobop... seems she's destined to be somebody captured in a visual form of amber for so many people...unchanging and fixed as a glamorous past memory....

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    1. Visual Amber! That's an awesome analogy Paul! I love it!

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  8. On Saturday 6th August 1988 at Wembley stadium i went to see Pink Floyd, and came away with a vision of what appeared to be the most attractive girl i had ever seen, damn, even now she makes my poor little head spin. Wonderful.

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    1. Wembley Stadium - the Mecca for so many of us. I was watching Queen's Live Aid set just the other day - Freddie's "Radio GaGa" with the crowd was spine shivering. I can only imagine how Pink Floyd would have sounded there in '88.

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  9. Hi Dean, just viewed a 45 minutes compilation of DSOT and just like you, i search after movies, concerts, news etc. for backgrounds of story or persons that intrigue me! I too fell instantly in love with Rachel, that shoulders, voice, figure and presence... It was about the same i felt with that girl (Karla deVito) in the Meatloaf clip "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" then. Wow man... then knowing the age of the concert and mine (51 yrs) thinking how she would look now... Karla i found, also Kelly LeBrock one of my (also) early crushes from the movie 'Weird Science', hahaha! Then it hurts to get older really! Just like you, i found no info or pictures of Rachel just now. Maybe it is for the best now cause unlike with Karla and Kelly... Rachel stays - while she must be 52 years old now (born 1961) - a beautifull angel on a cloud from a concert far far away and long ago! I rest my case dreaming! (I am Dutch, sorry for my English, mate!)

    Kind regards,
    Hans

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    1. Thanks for sharing your comments Hans. The longer time passes, it seems the desire for me to discover just what became of Rachel Fury grows and grows. I would really love to meet her.

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  10. You know what hooks me in....the voice of course, but that little gap in the front teeth....love it.

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  11. Had a quick search...I think I found her family http://aqualise.com/guestbook/ if you press CTRL F and search MAURICE the second result is telling....
    Maurice is big into animal welfare.

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  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBYPrtmlZPM 20 seconds in...unmistakable :)

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  13. Incredible, dear brothers of sensitivity: I'm too a "latecomer sitting" in the movie after reading the credits for the same reason and I too, have always been in love with Rachel: voice, eyes, SHOULDERS and movements that made the most sensual of the three Pink Floyd backing vocals (which were indeed much higher than her). But she was divine. It continues to be in my mind.

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  14. Dear brothers ... of sensitivity, incredible! I also remain seated after the film to read the credits and look for that name or that author that struck me during the work. And I always love Rachel Fury: shoulders most sensual ever seen on a small body diva who moved like a snake charmer and his voice cut through the notes of David Gilmour. A goddess that will always remain in my mind and in my dreams. (I hope that my English was understandable ...)

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  15. Rachel is quite lovely in the '89 footage, filmed in Venice.

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  16. Rachel is quite lovely in the concert footage from 1989, filmed in Venice.

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  18. Here you can see a more recent (hot) picture of her (if it's true)! :)
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/RACHEL-FURY/65999109609

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  19. Rachel is still alive and living in hertford i believe

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    1. Thanks for your comment Arthur. I just took a look at some information on Hertford and it appears to be a very pretty place. Given Rachel's purported love for animal welfare, the rural surrounds wold be a perfect place to look after a menagerie.

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  20. It's Rachel Brennock - not Brannock.
    Here she is as a child actress portraying the little girl with the pram: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EWYW72zp0Ow

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  21. I read somewhere that she may be The Wall girl in Floyd's back catalogue poster. I dunno if it's true but whoever wrote it certainly believed it. ???

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  22. Thank you Dean! Great minds think alike, and fools seldom differ, so it was with great joy that I found this community of unrequited lust! I was actually at one of the two shows at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island New York when they shot this movie. (why is it not available any more when the Non-Rachel one is?). Unfortunately, when the camera panned across our seats, we were in shadows! The show was great-my first Floyd show in spite of being a rock concert veteran-but all through it I was enthralled by Rachel! I only watched the band when she was in the shadows!. I think part of our rapture is she's not the standard bombshell type, and yet she oozes sex appeal. Take a look at the picture from the program (which I am lucky enough to have bought at the show), and she does more with a bare shoulder and a flash of the eye, than loads of women the press claim are sex symbols! Too bad, that for whatever reasons, her career didn't take off when so many with no talent are stars!
    Ah, but as many of you have said, maybe it's meant to be like this. We all have women we that we just missed or didn't have the nerve to talk to in our past, and wonder were they are now, but Rachel is different, she seared herself into the brains of so many, or at least us chosen few. I wonder did she have any idea? Does she stop every now and then and look back on those days,,, and think of how she held so many guys in the audience within her power? Even now, as we gather at this site, as we all think of her, does she stop what she is doing, look around quizzically, feeling the ripple in the Force, so to speak? Then, realizing what it is, does she smile knowingly to herself?

    Mike in Jersey

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  23. I also am entered into the Club of Rachel Fury admirers since watching the 1988 concert film - completely spellbound by this smooth dancing, stunning darkhaired songstress ... My words fail to describe her, words fail to describe her - period. Saw the concert film this evening on NRK Norwegian TV, and it put me back 27 years in time .. an odd feeling , where is she now, what is she doing, the odd 27 year gap in time between then and now - the connection to that time in the 80ies from this moment in time via music. I saw Pink Floyd myself at Valle Hovin in Oslo 1994, that was 6 years after this concert, but I guess ms Fury was not there then, reading posts on this page .. Sure wish I had seen more of her ...

    Greets Dag in Norway

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  24. PS:
    (I too paused the credits to look for her name :-) )

    Greets Dag

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  25. My VHS tape of DSOT is getting shot. Concert was filmed in my home town L.I.
    I watch it mostly for Rachel. The hottest scene is in Money where she gives David that sultry look and then looks down! Knocks my socks off! After years of searching I found an over the counter DVD (which isn't supposed to exist) and purchased it. WTF....Money wasn't on the DVD!

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  26. Just seen this concert for first time and you can count me in the Rachel fanclub she is awesome!

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  27. Could this be her??.......

    http://nemesiscasting.co.uk/models/rachel-fury

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  28. Wow, new worshipers every day! We need a name, you know, for the patching-in ceremonies, t-shirts, other merchandising, of course the FURYCON convention. So to honor Dean's contribution to this worthy cause, I suggest our organization be called The Men From A.U.S.T.R.A.L.I.A
    (Alternate Universe Spouses That Rachel Allured, Leaving Indelible Affection).

    P.S. Dean, please don't use this site as an idea for a novel, you know, where the middle-aged guy goes looking for a girl or hero from his past? They never end well!


    Mike in Jersey


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  29. She clearly doesn't want to be found.. for whatever reason ;o(

    As mentioned above there's a Rachel Brennock listed in Ware, Herts
    And the Maurice Brennock mentioned above certainly looks like he could be a cousin, he's well into animal welfare.

    So the search continues ;o)

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  30. I actually only saw the DSOT video for the first time about a week ago, despite having had most of the PF albums for decades!!! And like all you guys, sat there with my jaw hitting the floor at the sensual gyrations of the then incredibly beautiful and powerfully voiced Rachel. Notwithstanding that I absolutely adore the performance of the whole band in this one, I have to confess that the main reason I play it over and over, is to drool over Rachel Fury (the producer obviously was a fan, too). Although she makes my heart ache every time I watch the show, I'm kind of relieved that she vanished from the public eye when she did. I can't imagine her ever looking better than she did on DSOT, so I would rather keep that image in my mind, much less try to stalk her and get told to do one lol

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  31. It would have been better for us to have a DSOT video with only Rachel on camera and the great music................the best i may say of Pink Floyd to hear but we will have to do with this waiting for her to show up on camera from times to times.
    I know that The Cure made a song about her...........Hot Hot Hot!!!!!................no it's not

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  32. I do the light shows for a Dutch Floyd Tribute named Absolutely Floyd, so I watch a lot of footage, searching for spectacular visuals. I saw the following comment accompanying the YouTube clip of DSOT Learning to Fly:

    "could she possibly be more sexy at ..1:36...not a chance,,love that woman"

    That was funny because I had been watching that part many times, equally mesmerized as all of you. And that's how I ended up on this site.
    Nice to see that she hasn't vanished at all really. Still so many admirers.
    Thank you Rachel, wherever you are!

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  33. ....I join the club ... rachel platonic lovers....!!

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  34. Hi Dean, like you I'm mesmerised by Rachel. I think you'll find she was married to the guitarist Stephen Dale Petit in 1983 in London (info freely available on ancestry.com). But no trace since then. I'm willing to be proved wrong as I can't find any other sources - and certainly doesn't help finding out what she is up to today. Perhaps it's better that way... Simon

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  35. Rachel Fury is by far the sexiest woman, her body moves like silk in the wind, Absolute poetry in motion!

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  36. Rachel Fury is the sexiest woman I have ever seen, she moves like silk in the breeze, absolute poetry in motion. I first saw the DSOT dvd at a friends house in 93 I was completely taken away by her sexy smooth moves, she makes the other girls look clumsy. How she moves like that is fabulous, I have not forgotten her from that first watching and recently googled her to find out who she was and was there more.

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  37. More Rachel Fury, from a bootleg video @1:14:44 too bad it's a shiitty recording, still she is beautiful.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq9-Pn9_i3k

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  38. Here's the Athens concert:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQQFyYM55DU
    For some reason beyond me, the bootlegger keeps focusing on the musicians! Quality is not good and his hand keeps shaking-but who can blame him in the presence of such feminine perfection?
    Prime Rachel Viewing: 17:30 and 42:00-in purple and with longer hair!

    They should have called this concert "Move Over Athena, There's A New Goddess In Town!"

    Mike in Jersey

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  39. Hi everybody! I've serched a lot for her. The last record you can find in internet about her is that in 2014 she was in Ware as "Rachel A Brennock".
    Here is a couple of things for you:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hx2IqXBRCM (look at 3:45!!)

    A gallery from that tour (a lot of pictures in her 22!): http://www.newwavephotos.com/gallery.php?name=HowardDevoto&num=

    And at last, the money video of DSOT (look at 6:50!!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NXBLxZcO2Q

    I really would like to know why she split with singing.

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  40. Well, no way. I spent hours and hours trying to find a good info about Rachel, but I ended with no results. It's so frustrating, because I (and also a lot of you) was a fan and having no news about her is so bad. I liked her not only for the presence but because I think she had an incredible voice. I don't think she is the Rachel Brennock listed in Ware, because she was born in Islingon as "Rachel Brennock" and the one listed in Ware is "Rachel A Brennock". Anyway I'm convinced that if she completely stopped singing and acting, is because something of negative happened to her.
    It's sad, but we will never know the truth...

    Matteo from Italy.

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  41. Well, thank goodness for that. I am not the only frustrated fan of the stunning Rachel. Great blog, lets hope we find her and thanks to Matteo for the link to her incredibly sexy performance.

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  42. Hello i feel the same for her i can´t imagine DSOT without think about her.... no more words from a Costa Rican, fan of Floyd....and rachel

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  43. There is one word that always comes to mind when I watch that concert footage and the camera goes to the girls, especially Rachel, and that is SULTRY. Adding that smile and that voice to the mix and I'm instantly turned into a worthless heap.

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  44. Under normal circumstances I would have questioned the sanity of all those on here, obsessing over a backing singer from over 25 years ago. But that was the old me. The pre-Fury me! I happened to be channel hopping last night waiting for Match of the Day to come on, and the DSOT was on a very obscure channel. Great Gig in the Sky came on and there she was! A goddess! I think it's great that us old guys can see a woman at the absolute top of her game and go completely nuts over her! It seemed to be her coquettish confidence (and jaw-dropping vocal of course) that totally turned me to mush. I must and shall marry her.... or find her on Twitter and tell her how ace she is... yes. that's probably better....

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  45. I have the impression that everyone here would like to marry her...

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  46. Lying in bed sick as a dog in Chile . Passing the time watching Delicate Sound of Thunder on the Movie Channel. A backing singer totally catches my eye. I kind of guess she must be my age....she is. Hit google......and she disappeared.... Hour later this little shrine of admirers appears.I humbly add my name. SJN

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  47. today Durga McBroom posted on her facebook that she is looking for Rachel too

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  48. Rachel in all her glory
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xsxt3_pink-floyd-the-great-gig-in-the-sky_music

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  49. Last Thursday evening my wife suggested I go make a curry. So flicking around on the kitchen TV I came across DSOT on Sky arts. Having been a Floyd fan through my teens and never having seen this film before I thought it would be nostalgic and good to cook along to. Well, I hadn't even finished chopping the first onion and was completely captivated.
    Needless to say it wasn't long before I ended up on here, crushingly disappointed to discover that any further searching I may do would be in vain as you guys seem to have exhausted everything out there years before me.
    All I find are other people searching for her too. We may never know why she walked out on the lime light so completely. She quit at the top of her game and I can't help thinking this is just how she wants it and I respect that.
    Still it would be fantastic to see her resurface, if only briefly so we know she's fine.
    Martin

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  50. Tantalizing woman. When I was 22, I saw her April 1988 at the Los Angeles Colosseum. Unbelievable show.

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  51. Caught my eye when I first saw her and she continues to hold me enthralled.
    Perhaps it's best she vanished, leaving us with her as she was, the height of her power, beautiful, mysterious and talented beyond compare.
    Happy to add my name to the list of devotees

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  52. At the London Arena gig Isle of Dogs 1989 the brilliant Scott Page (sax session player) gave me VIP tickets & backstage passes - needless to say one in a lifetime experience but was gutted twice at after show party when David Gilmore AND Rachel Fury never showed up - coincidence???

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    1. Wow!! That is the coolest - and intriguing as hell!

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  53. https://seniorcitylocal.com/celebrating-seniors-david-gilmour-turns-70/
    The roumers about the two of them at the end of the tour in 1989 and breakup of Dave's marriage to Ginger is mentioned in this article.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up on that article Martin - a really good read by the way, if it offers only a tantalizing glimpse in the direction of Rachel.

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  54. The Bastard!

    Mike in Jersey

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  55. Just caught the Tour video on TV, and was again reminded, by that feeling in the pit of my stomach, that I am besotted by those fleeting images of Rachel Fury.

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  56. Wow. And I thought is was just me! I fell in love with Rachel during the DSOT tour and like everybody else wonders what happened to her since. I play that footage repeatedly in awesome wonderment and wish I knew where she is now. Few people intrigue me this way but she is at the top of the list. Hopefully the answer will come soon.

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  57. She use to live in Waltheof Avenue Tottenham. I use to live just across the road. I was always in and out of the house because of her brother Paul and I were friends. She had 4 brothers and 2 sisters as I remember. It was sometime ago!

    Here's a picture of the house they lived: http://i.imgur.com/BXPANbj.jpg

    Rachel and her brother Paul use to go to school here: http://barbaraspeake.com/ A stage school as you can see.

    What was she like? she was ok.. got a bit snotty in her early to late teens..

    Her mum a dad were really nice people. I remember a story about her dad coming home drunk and feeding the Sunday joint to the dog next door!!!

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  58. Do you still have my name attached to the photos with the bike Dean ? I still own the originals
    Thanks
    Col

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  59. Great post. For a long while I thought I was the only crazy dude with the same silly infatuation for such a sexy and talented woman. I still have the VHS tape of the concert (no player to play it on anymore). I have also done the same kind of research in the past, and got some info about her similar to what you have published here. So, today I was listening to Floyd again and she came to my mind once more. My comment on this board is the result of me looking for her again.

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