Lene Lovich was born Lili-Marlene Premilovich on March 30, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. The Lovich family moved to Hull, England when Lene was 13. She met and later married, Les Chappell, a guitarist and songwriter who collaborated with Lovich on many of her recordings.
In her teens, Lovich ran away to London, working as an Oriental dancer and go-go dancer. She also performed as a street busker and recorded screams for horror movies. Lovich took up the saxophone and wrote songs for the French disco star Cerrone. Her work spun the artist into a contract with Stiff Records and she became a colorful new wave star with her recordings of Bird Song, New Toy and Lucky Number.
Lovich left the music scene to raise a family and resurfaced in 1990 with the album titled March. Although a brilliant collection of songs, the new wave era was over and her work was largely ignored. Again she exited the scene and has resurfaced recently, re-releasing past favorites and touring in Europe. Lovich and her band are working on new material and may consider an American tour.