"Blue Lipstick" by Patrician-Anne

1960s girl group rock

Patrician Anne McKinnon was just 16 years old when she recorded "Blue Lipstick". It was written for her by the famous songwriter P.F. Sloane, the same guy who wrote "Eve of Destruction", "Secret Agent Man" and hits for bands like The Turtles, Herman's Hermits and The Mamas & The Papas. The song would wind up being her biggest hit, but it was far from her only claim to fame. By then, she had already been singing on the CBC for years — as part of the choir in the 1960s music show Singalong Jubilee (which is where Anne Murray got her start, too). Patrician-Anne — and her better-known sister, the singer and actor Catherine McKinnon — split their time between the East Coast and Toronto. Sadly, her career would slow down after she was diagnosed with cancer in the early 1970s. She released a full-length self-titled album in 1984 and died of Hodgkin's in 2001.


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  1. Anyone have a copy of the Arc 45 "Blue Lipstick" for sale?

  2. If you have one for sale, e-mail me at fortyfivesfrank@aol.com