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New Meat Loaf album!
(June 2016) The new Meat Loaf album featuring Ellen Foley will be released on 16 September 2016. Read more...

Stop Right There!
(September 2014) Luc Standaert has published a new Ellen Foley book called "Stop Right There". Read more...

European release
(September 2014) EIC Music will release a European CD edition of "About Time" on 25 September 2014. Read more...

"Nobody Ever Died From Crying"
(September 2014) "Nobody Ever Died From Crying" is the new digital single in Europe. Read more...

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I will trade my collection of Ellen Foley live concerts and promo videos for similar material (my wants list also includes records and CDs). SORRY, NO SALES!

I also have a few Ellen Foley related 7" singles and LPs for sale or trade.

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The Ellen Foley webzine

[Ellen Foley - live 1980]

Ellen Foley (born in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American singer and actress whose range of talent and experience has spanned edgy rock, mainstream pop, standard Broadway, sitcom television, and Hollywood.

She released several albums on her own but she is perhaps best known for her collaborative work. Her debut album from 1979, "Nightout", is the most memorable, evoking the classic girl group sound of the 1960s, notably Phil Spector's Wall of Sound. The record was produced by Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson, and the first single from the album, "We Belong To The Night" topped the charts in Europe. Her first big break was singing the duet with Meat Loaf on "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" and she later sang on Joe Jackson's "Body and Soul". She was featured as a backup singer for Ian Hunter, Dan Hartman and The Blue Oyster Cult, among others.
She can be heard on The Clash album "Sandinista!" in the song "Hitsville UK". All four members of The Clash appeared on her 1981 album "Spirit of St. Louis" and Mick Jones and Joe Strummer co-wrote a number of songs for the album. The Clash's hit song "Should I Stay or Should I Go" from the "Combat Rock" album, was about the turbulent relationship they shared. It was written and sung by Mick Jones. Ellen Foley was also featured in a band called Pandora's Box, formed by Jim Steinman in 1989.

For several years, Ellen worked in film, TV, Broadway and raised two sons, but in 2007 she started performing live again, backed by 'The Dirty Old Men' (actually they were not particularly dirty or old), and eventually began work on a new solo album. "About Time" was released in May 2013 and Ellen has started performing again with her band, now billed as 'The Worried Men'.

(June 2013) "About Time" is latest Ellen Foley album, available from her website and from cdBaby. And about time it was too.

[About Time]


Ellen Foley is pictured on the cover of yet another various artists compilation CD from Holland (incl. "We Belong To The Night").

[Rock Ballads CD]

Band Profile

When Ellen auditioned for record companies in 1978, she brought along NYC keyboard player Tommy Mandel (from The Miamis).

[Tommy Mandel - 1981 EP]

  Ellen Foley and the Worried Men

Ellen formed the Dirty Old Men with Paul Foglino in 2007. They are currently performing around New York City, now billed as The Worried Men. Check for live dates here!

Ellen Foley: vocals
Paul Foglino: rhythm guitar
Automatic Slim Simon: lead guitar (Steve Antonakos: 1/25/07 thru 10/10/07)
J.C. Chmiel: bass (Ted Houghton: 1/25/07 thru 12/5/07)
Steve Goulding: drums (Hilly Michaels: 2010-2013 | Kevin Baier: 2007-2010)
Mark Ettinger: keyboards (from 2013)

[Ellen Foley 2009]