Josie Cottonwas born as Kathleen Josey and is an American singer and songwriter. Josie sang in Dallas, Texas, with Dallas area bands during her early career. She later moved to Los Angeles, California and signed with Bomp Records, and released her hit single, Johnny Are You Queer., in 1981. Her performance of this record caught the attention of Elektra Records and they re-released the single and also an album in 1982. Josie made an appearance in 1983, in the movie, Valley Girl. In the movie she sang the songs, Johnny Are You Queer, He Could Be the One, and School Is In. Josie’s followup album, From the Hip, in 1984, was released by Elektra label. Jimmy Loves Maryann was a minor hit single from the album. One of the guitar players in the song was Lindsey Buckingham from the group, Fleetwood Mac. Josie played a role in the film, Nomads, starring Adam Ant and Pierce Bronson. She played the role of Silver Ring. Her song, Johnny Are You Queer was a part of the movie Jackass II. The same song was also in a compilation album and the punk band known as Schreeching Weasel recorded the song on their 1994 album, How To Make Enemies and Irritate People.
Using the stage name, Josey Cotton, Josie recorded and released the record, Frightened By Nightengales, in 1993. Josie also c0-founded the B-Girl Records label. And released recordings by Goldenboy and Alaska. Josie had planned to release a new album, The Influence of Fear on Salesmen, of her own music in 2002, on the B-Girl label but it did not materialize under that title. She released, Movie Disaster Music, in 2006 and ,Invasion of the B-Girls, which was a combination of B-movie theme song s. These were produced in part by Bill Rhea, in 2007.
Josie has released 6 albums and 4 singles, and has appeared in 2 films as well as written songs for movies. Her albums were, Convertible Music (1982), From the Hip (1984), Frightened By Nightengales (1993), Convertible Music/ From the Hip (2002), Movie Disaster (2006), and Invasion of the B-Girls (2007).
Josie’s singles released were, Johnny Are You Queer (1981), Johnny Are You Queer (reissue 1982), He could Be the One (1982), and Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne (1984). The two films she appeared in were, Valley Girl (1983), and Nomads (1986). Josie has and still is making a hit in the music and film world and has left her mark in the performing industry. She has many fans and they will forever remember her contributions to the music world. She is best known for her minor hits, Johnny Are You Queer, and He Could Be the One.
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