At age 3, Linda Cole began singing with her father and mother, James and Erma Cole, on holidays and special occasions, at home parties and throughout the community of Freeport, Illinois; delivering love, joy, peace and happiness, to all their listeners. In the following years, as the family added six more singing Cole children, Linda became instrumental in the formation of the “Singing Cole Family”; known throughout central United States. The “Singing Cole Family” was honored by the Illinois History magazine in 1963 and 1965.
After 17 years of “gospel” and “pop” music experience with her family, Linda branched out into “rhythm & blues” while traveling from Manhattan, New York to Detroit, Michigan (as an opening act for the Motown Review), where she released several hit singles and was the leading lady in the stage play and “made for TV movie”, ‘Talkin ‘Bout Love; and on to Los Angeles, California. She has worked with such artists as Billy “Spinner” Henderson of the superstar group, The Spinners; and Billy Davis, Jr. of The Fifth Dimension.