Sandie Shaw

Born Feb 26, 1947

Sandie Shaw is an English pop singer, who was one of the most successful British female singers of the 1960s. In 1967 she was the first UK act to win the Eurovision Song Contest. She has been described as "the barefoot pop princess of the 1960s".

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sandie Shaw.


1947 Birth Born on February 26, 1947.


1964 17 Years Old 1 More Event
He introduced her to his manager, Eve Taylor, who won her a contract with Pye Records in 1964 and gave her the stage name of "Sandie Shaw". … Read More
1965 18 Years Old It was followed by further hits in the UK including "I'll Stop at Nothing", "Long Live Love", her second UK No. 1 in 1965, and "Message Understood". … Read More


1967 20 Years Old By 1967 Shaw's record sales were declining and her manager decided on more of a cabaret appeal. … Read More
1968 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Fashion had become another of Shaw's trademarks, and in 1968 she began the Sandie Shaw fashion label, selling her own brand of clothing and shoes. … Read More
1969 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Her last UK Top 10 hit (her eighth in total) came in the form of 1969's "Monsieur Dupont," originally a German-language song. … Read More
1972 25 Years Old Although she began writing songs, her contract with Pye expired in 1972. … Read More
1973 26 Years Old In 1973 she further demonstrated her versatility as an artist appearing on BBC TV's long running Old Time Music Hall programme, The Good Old Days.


1977 - 1982 3 More Events
1983 36 Years Old The following year Shaw wrote and recorded an album, Choose Life, to publicise the World Peace Exposition in London in March 1983. … Read More
1984 37 Years Old In April 1984, her version of "Hand in Glove" (their first single) was released and peaked just inside the UK Top 30.
1986 39 Years Old She recorded a new version of her first hit "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" for the film Letter to Brezhnev, and then released two covers of Lloyd Cole songs as singles on the Polydor label. 1986 saw her embark on her first university tour in almost 20 years with a band made up largely of members of the JoBoxers, followed in 1988 by the album Hello Angel, the name inspired by a postcard from Morrissey. … Read More


1991 44 Years Old Shaw's autobiography, The World at My Feet, was published in 1991, and the following year she began studying at Oxford and the University of London and qualified as a psychotherapist in 1994.
1994 47 Years Old During that time, she recorded new versions of some of her 1960s songs for the album Nothing Less Than Brilliant, released in 1994. … Read More


1997 50 Years Old Concentrating on a new career as a psychotherapist, Shaw opened the Arts Clinic in 1997 with her husband, to provide psychological healthcare and creative development to those in the creative industries. … Read More
1998 51 Years Old In 1998 she was invited to join the Royal Society of Musicians as an Honorary Professor of Music. … Read More
2003 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Shaw licensed her recording catalogue worldwide to EMI, continued to develop her Arts Clinic, and began executive coaching and mentoring. … Read More
2006 59 Years Old During this decade, she reneged on previous declarations of hatred for the Eurovision Song Contest and announced that she was proud of her Eurovision past on the BBC show Making Your Mind Up. She also briefly sat in for Brian Matthew on his long-running BBC Radio 2 Saturday morning show Sounds of the 60s in December 2006.


2007 60 Years Old On 26 February 2007, in honour of her 60th birthday, Shaw released a new version of "Puppet on a String" on her website. … Read More
In April 2010, Shaw appeared on the UK ITV television programme Loose Women, and revealed that she was returning to recording and would be singing the theme song to the British film, Made in Dagenham. … Read More
2011 64 Years Old 1 More Event
She was Jools Holland's special guest on his 2011 Tour.
2012 65 Years Old In April 2012 Shaw joined an Amnesty International campaign to end human rights abuses in Azerbaijan, host country of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, after the journalist Khadija Ismayilova was blackmailed and sex taped. … Read More
2014 67 Years Old In August 2014, Shaw was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.
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