Liza Strike started out as a member of Jet Set and The
Soulmates in the mid-'60s, and recorded a
solo effort in 1968 with "All's Quiet On West 23rd"
backed by "Mr. Daddy-Man".
She also co-penned a couple of songs, "Traveller
Man" for The Stone Graphics, and "Summer Nights" for
Marianne Faithfull. Background
vocals would become her forte, however, beginning with Stephen Stills'
eponymous solo debut in 1970.
Liza went on to record on a number of big-time albums, including Elton
John's Honky Chateau and Madman Across the Water, Carly Simon's No
Secrets, and Pink Floyd's Dark
Side of the Moon (and took part in the subsequent tour). She also contributed to a few
soundtracks, including Friends
(with Elton John), The Rocky Horror
Picture Show, and The Who's Tommy. (She appears as a chorus member in
the film.) Other artists and
groups with whom she has worked include Climax Blues Band, Chris DeBurgh, Kiki Dee, Yvonne Elliman,
Bryan Ferry, Go, Eddy Grant, Murray Head, Hot Chocolate, George Jones, Manfred
Mann, Johnny Nash, Nazareth, Nigel Olsson, Sad Cafe, Leo Sayer, Small Faces, Spencer Davis Groups, Steely Dan, T.
Rex, Rick Wakeman, Whitesnake,
and Gary Wright. In 2006, she
was one of many artists who petitioned for copyright extensions in the U.K.