As Arrival departed, Kokomo arrived
When, much to the surprise of the musicians who’d been playing ad hoc gigs at the venue, when the KOKOMO sign went up outside The Pheasantry on the King’s Road …
Dyan passed away peacefully in her sleep on 10 October 2020 after a battle with COPD. The world lost a beautiful spirit.
Arrival was formed when Dyan, Frank and Paddie got together in Liverpool in the mid-sixties and headed for London, hooking up with Tony. Dyan sang lead vocals on Arrival's two big hits in 1970, I Will Survive and Friends.
Frustrated by the record company encouraging them towards a pop-oriented sound, Arrival's members formed the nucleus of Kokomo.
In the various breaks in Kokomo's career, Dyan worked as a session and backing singer, often along with Frank and Paddie.
Dyan Birch discography