Gwen Dickey (born 1954) is an American singer best known as the front-woman of the R&B band Rose Royce, where she performed under the name Rose Norwalt. Her most recognized songs include Car Wash and Wishing on a Star. It was the single Car Wash that brought Dickey and the group immediate international fame. She left the band in 1980. Dickey subsequently left the United States for the United Kingdom, where she remains a popular performer.