Margaret moved from Morocco to Minneapolis, Minnesota when she was seven years old where she learned to play several instruments such as the piano, guitar and drums. In the 9th grade, she formed her first band, Split Rock. In 1976, she was a member of the house band at the Mermaid Supper Club, Sweet Thing.
In 1979, Margaret joined a band from St. Paul, Minnesota called Raggs and a year later, she joined the Doug Maynard Band who toured with singer Bonnie Raitt. After returning from tour, the group formed the T.C. Jammers. she provided vocals on Lipps Inc.'s last album and later joined bands such as Inside Straight & Metropolis.
During the early '80s, Ta Mara & The Seen caught the attention of former Time guitarist Jesse Johnson (who changed Margaret's name to "Ta Mara") and got the band a record deal with A&M Records.
In 1988, Ta Mara & The Seen released their sophomore album "Blueberry Gossip." which was a commercial flop, failing to chart at all on the Billboard 200 or R&B albums chart.
Margaret and Jesse Johnson wrote the song "I Need You" which ended up on Paula Abdul's debut album, "Forever Your Girl," but according to Margaret, she never got a penny from it.
The song "Standing at The Altar" was released as a single and appeared on Prince's 1994 compliation album "1-800-NEW-FUNK."
These days, Margaret continues to be active in the music business. She still performs with Dr. Mambo's Combo and is currently in the band, the R-Factor.
Keith Woodson (now Keith Woodson Cox) is the executive producer, songwriter, engineer and musician for BigFace Films Studios West.
Oliver Leiber is still active in the music business as a songwriter & producer. It is unknown what Gina Fellicetta and Jamie Chez are up to today.
To see a fan-made video for "Everybody Dance," go to:
To see the music video for "Affecttion," go to:
To see the music video for "Blueberry Gossip," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Thinking About You," go to:
[updated on 05\29\13]