Lynsey de Paul

Lynsey de Paul

Born Jun 11, 1950

Lynsey de Paul is an English singer-songwriter. Allmusic journalist, Craig Harris stated, "one of the first successful female singer-songwriters in England, de Paul has had an illustrious career".

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lynsey de Paul.


1948 Birth Born on June 11, 1948.


1971 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Three of her earliest songs were co-written with Don Gould and recorded by Oliver! performer Jack Wild: "Takin' It Easy" and "Bring It On Back to Me" from the album Everything's Coming Up Roses, which was released in 1971. … Read More
1972 24 Years Old Her breakthrough came early in 1972 as the co-writer (with Ron Roker) of the Fortunes' Top 10 UK hit "Storm in a Teacup". … Read More
…  In March 1973, Lynsey released her first album "Surprise (Lynsey de Paul album)" on the MAM label. … Read More
1975 - 1976 2 More Events
"Rock Bottom", which she wrote with Mike Moran, was the UK entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1977 and released on Polydor. … Read More


1981 33 Years Old She also continued to compose TV themes, including for BBC's 1981 comedy series "The Olympian Way". and in 1988 the long running Esther Rantzen programme, Hearts of Gold.
1983 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1983, De Paul orchestrated, played, and produced two classical records of compositions by Handel and Bach for Deutsche Grammophon and released "Air on a Heart String" backed with "Arrival of the Queen" with panflautist Horea Crishan. … Read More
1985 37 Years Old In 1985, she was awarded the Rear of the Year title for which she thanked the organisers "from the heart of my bottom". … Read More


1992 44 Years Old She returned to the public spotlight in a different role in 1992 when she released a self-defence video for women called Taking Control. … Read More
1994 46 Years Old In 1994, Lynsey released her first album in 15 years entitled "Just A Little Time" that featured newly recorded and released songs, notably "Words Don't Mean a Thing" and "We Got Love (Lynsey de Paul)", as well as reworked and updated versions of many of her classic hits plus two club mixes of "Sugar Me" and "Getting A Drag". … Read More


2005 57 Years Old Her contribution to the music industry was recognised in 2005 when de Paul received a Gold Badge Award.
In 2006, an updated DVD of her self-defence training programme Taking Control was released and featured on television (The Wright Stuff) and in the media. … Read More
2007 59 Years Old In 2007, de Paul played Sheila Larsen in the first episode of Kingdom, the Stephen Fry drama series.


2008 60 Years Old On 10 April 2008, de Paul participated in a celebrity version of the Channel 4 show Come Dine with Me along with Tamara Beckwith, MC Harvey and Jonathan Ansell. … Read More
The PRS was renamed PRS for Music and in 2009 de Paul was re-elected for a second three-year term.
2011 63 Years Old In 2011, de Paul had her own programme on Sky, entitled Lynsey's Love Songs. … Read More
In February 2012, Vintage TV broadcast three episodes where de Paul interviewed the songwriters Gilbert O'Sullivan, Mike Batt and Howard Jones.
2013 65 Years Old Two double CD anthologies of de Paul's songs from the 1970s including previously unreleased tracks, entitled Sugar and Beyond and Into My Music, were released in March 2013 on the Cherry Red/RPM record label.
One of her last public appearances was as a trustee and guest at the unveiling of the Spike Milligan statue at Avenue House in Finchley on 4 September 2014. … Read More
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