SUZANNE “MINNIE” THOMAS – latterly one half of duo, TASTE OF HONEY – died on Monday 15th June, aged 60.

Taste of Honey originally comprised Janice Marie Johnson and Hazel Payne (and, in the background, keyboardist Perry Kibble). They, of course, enjoyed a massive hit with 1978’s infectious ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’; they scored again with their version of ‘Sukiyaki’ and enjoyed two album releases.

The core duo split up with Payne going into acting and Johnson trying to forge a solo music career. In 1996 she recreated Taste Of Honey and brought in Suzanne Thomas to fill the Hazel Payne role. The pair worked sporadically until recently.

Suzanne is pictured on the right of our image.