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Kym Mazelle

Mazelle was born in Gary, Indiana. She lived on the same street as the Jackson family and knew Michael Jackson’s mother and uncle. In 1981, she attended Mundelein College in Chicago. In 1982, she transferred to Columbia College Chicago, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Arts and Entertainment Media Management in 1986. During college, she worked part-time as an intern and secretary at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

In 1987, she worked with record producer Marshall Jefferson (as House To House) on the single “Taste My Love”, released on Police Records label. In 1988, she released the single “Useless (I Don’t Need You Now)”, a hit on the club charts which reached at No. 53 on the UK singles chart. Her next release, “Wait,” a duet with Robert Howard from The Blow Monkeys in 1989, peaked at No. 7 in the UK.In 1989, Mazelle’s debut album Crazy was released in the UK and featured the single “Love Strain”.With the single “Was That All It Was” returned Mazelle to the UK Top 40 and “Useless (I Don’t Need You Now)” was remixed by Norman Cook.