Former ROLLING STONE Bill Wyman's ex-wife MANDY SMITH narrowly missed out on having a pop career as successful as Kylie Minogue's.

MIKE STOCK, who as one third of STOCK AITKEN AND WATERMAN helped to launch Kylie's music career in 80s, has revealed he originally wrote the Australian pop babe's hit single GOT TO BE CERTAIN for Smith.

He says, "She (Smith) couldn't cut it so we gave it to Kylie.

"Normally we would have written one especially for her but she was so good and quick, she could do any song easily."

01/11/2004 10:34