Sandie Shaw
English singer
Sandie Shaw
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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Europe Extends Copyright On Music
NYTimes - over 5 years
In a victory for the financially troubled recording industry, the European Union on Monday extended the term of copyright on sound recordings to 70 years from 50, while declining to include provisions that would allow artists in Britain and elsewhere in Europe to recoup ownership of their music easily. Had the Council of the European Union not
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Food of love on pair’s picnic date - Dewsbury Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
I saw Johnny Mathis, Shirley Bassey, Sandie Shaw, all the big names. It was a great time to be there.” John and Carol put the success of their marriage down to being prepared to work through difficulties and having their own interests
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Melvin cleans up in bowls stakes - www.solihullnews.net
Google News - over 5 years
Fergus Allison and Sandie Shaw played Craig Saunders and Rita Hammer. This was the third year running that Rita had reached the final, and in a closely fought match, it was almost dusk when it finished with Hammer and Saunders victorious
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Miss Scotland is Babe in Dagenham - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Over the years, many Ford employees have become stars, including When The Going Gets Tough singer Billy Ocean and Eurovision winner Sandie Shaw — who sang the Made in Dagenham theme tune last year. The sewing machinists were iconic for Ford
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Sulle Torricelle sventola ancora Bandiera gialla - L'Arena
Google News - over 5 years
... a «Un disco per l'estate» con Io credo in te, al «Cantagiro» con Un cavallo e una testa di Paolo Conte ea «Scala Reale» in squadra con il vincitore di quell'anno, Claudio Villa, e con Iva Zanicchi, battendo Gianni Morandi, Sandie Shaw e Dino
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Under The Influence: They Might Be Giants Join Us - Stereogum
Google News - over 5 years
Sandie Shaw is an amazing British singer from the sixties. This video really sums up some of her unknowable appeal. She famously performed barefoot, and here she is walking through a rehearsal for Top of the Pops . Although the broadcasts were
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Over 300 enjoyed Family Fun Day at Epping Forest District Museum - AboutMyArea
Google News - over 5 years
The exhibition contains a fantastic collection of radios and music memorabilia including a 1960s dress worn by Dagenham's barefoot pop princess Sandie Shaw, on loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum
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Larry Yaskiel: ejecutivo del rock británico enseña Lanzarote a los ingleses - DiariodeLanzarote.com
Google News - over 5 years
En una de las fotos le acompaña Joan Baez y su familia, en otra Jimmy Hendrix, en otra los 'Bee Gees' , o 'Led Zeppellin', 'Fleetwood Mac', el compositor Burt Bacharach, la eurovisiva Sandie Shaw, Billy Preston o Tom Jones con la Reina de Inglaterra
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Objeto de deseo: “Historia de la canción española” - EFE EME
Google News - over 5 years
... las rechazaba –memorables los furibundos ataques que dedica al Dúo Dinámico, Sandie Shaw, Bruno Lomas o los Brincos– sino que su pluma, que ni debajo del agua hubiese dejado de escribir, estaba dotada de tal gracia para descalificarlos que,
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How women became top of the pops - Irish Times
Google News - over 5 years
Even the likes of Dusty Springfield, Shirley Bassey, Cilla Black and Sandie Shaw could never hit the album top spot, and while acts such as Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Carly Simon did perform well, they never made it to number one
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Arctic Monkeys, Public Image, Ltd., Ringo Starr and Brian Wilson Lead ... - antiMUSIC.com
Google News - over 5 years
Hosted by Mojo magazine's Editor-in-Chief Phil Alexander at The Brewery in London's East End, the event included guests Jimmy Page, Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Sir Bob Geldof, Phil Collins, John Lydon, Sandie Shaw, The Arctic Monkeys, The Vaccines,
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A micro skirt, bondage heels, a 'footlight'... Sandie Shaw on why, at 64, she ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Sandie Shaw's life, she concedes, has a habit of arranging itself 'the wrong way round'. Take her stint working as a waitress, for example. Every singer she knows, she says, has spent some time waiting tables
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One that should've been left to the youngsters - WalesOnline (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Sandie Shaw, there's no denying you were beautiful in your prime, but this dress just isn't for you. It's too short, too swooping, and too shapeless, and I can almost guarantee it wasn't designed
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Sandie Shaw comes to Cardiff - South Wales Argus
Google News - over 5 years
POP icon Sandie Shaw will join Jools Holland and his rhythm and blues orchestra as guest vocalist when they come to Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena on Friday, December 16. She will appear alongside the legendary Pogues front man Shane MacGowan to provide
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Sandie Shwoar - Henley Standard
Google News - over 5 years
SIXTIES singing star Sandie Shaw wowed crowds at the Henley Festival with an energetic performance in an eye-catching outfit. Dressed in pink Union Jack-print hot pants and a pink sparkling top, the 64-year-old star danced barefoot almost continuously
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Jools Holland with Sandie Shaw, Ripley Castle, July 16 - The Press, York
Google News - over 5 years
JOOLS Holland and Sandie Shaw's paths have crossed before and not initially in a musical way. “He lived near me in the Sixties when he used to be one of the louts who pinched the Christmas tree lights I put in the front garden so everyone could walk by
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Sandie Shaw to join Jools Holland at Birmingham NIA - expressandstar.com
Google News - over 5 years
Pop icon Sandie Shaw has teamed up with Jools Holland and will join him on his winter tour, which is comes to Birmingham's NIA in December. The Puppet on a String singer, who was the first UK act to win the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sandie Shaw
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 66
    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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  • 2012
    Age 64
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Shaw stated: "That anyone would stoop so low in an attempt to silence an independent journalist is sickening. The people behind this appalling blackmail and smear campaign must be brought to justice. And the persecution of independent journalists in Azerbaijan must stop."
  • 2011
    Age 63
    On New Year's Eve in 2011 Shaw performed on BBC Two's Hootenanny backed by Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.
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    She was Jools Holland's special guest on his 2011 Tour.
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  • 2010
    Age 62
    On Boxing Day 2010, she appeared on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs.
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    In August 2010, she appeared at Vintage, an upmarket festival on the Goodwood estate in West Sussex, as a special guest of Wayne Hemingway (Red or Dead) who organised the event.
    More Details Hide Details As well as hosting her own main stage set with numerous female guest singers, she also performed cameos on other stages, including singing "Downtown" with composer Tony Hatch and an orchestra in the cabaret tent.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She also took the opportunity to criticise the Eurovision Song Contest, saying that it was bad when she did it, but has now got even worse.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 59
    On 26 February 2007, in honour of her 60th birthday, Shaw released a new version of "Puppet on a String" on her website.
    More Details Hide Details The re-tooled version, called "Puppet's Got a Brand New String," had a complete overhaul in sound and vocals under the supervision of her friend Howard Jones and mixer Andy Gray. The schlager style of the song was replaced with a calmer melody.
  • 2006
    Age 58
    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.
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  • 2003
    Age 55
    Also in 2003, actress Ashley Williams portrayed Shaw on an episode of the American television series American Dreams, performing "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" on American Bandstand.
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    In 2003, Shaw licensed her recording catalogue worldwide to EMI, continued to develop her Arts Clinic, and began executive coaching and mentoring.
    More Details Hide Details Meanwhile, EMI released compilations of her French and Italian recordings, and the following year released similar compilations in Spanish and German. Newly remastered versions of Reviewing the Situation and Hello Angel also were issued with bonus tracks, and toward the end of the year a 4-CD box set entitled Nothing Comes Easy was released.
  • 1998
    Age 50
    In 1998 she was invited to join the Royal Society of Musicians as an Honorary Professor of Music.
    More Details Hide Details Shaw also embarked on a successful legal battle to establish ownership of her entire recording catalogue, and began working with contemporary acts and producers, reworking much of her 1960s and 1980s material.
  • FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 49
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The clinic is now styled Barefoot Therapy: The Arts Clinic and continues to provide psychological support for those in the fields of entertainment, media and sports.
  • 1994
    Age 46
    During that time, she recorded new versions of some of her 1960s songs for the album Nothing Less Than Brilliant, released in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details It was also around this time that Shaw divorced Powell and met her third husband, Tony Bedford.
  • 1991
    Age 43
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Shaw embarked on two more successful university tours, and made appearances at Gay pride and Peace festivals. The 1990s saw the release of many compilation albums of Shaw's material on various minor labels, as well as reissues of some of her original albums.
  • 1984
    Age 36
    In April 1984, her version of "Hand in Glove" (their first single) was released and peaked just inside the UK Top 30.
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  • 1983
    Age 35
    The following year Shaw wrote and recorded an album, Choose Life, to publicise the World Peace Exposition in London in March 1983.
    More Details Hide Details Later in the year, a new phase in her career began after she received a letter from "two incurable Sandie Shaw fans" – singer Morrissey and lead guitarist Johnny Marr of the Smiths – telling her that "The Sandie Shaw legend cannot be over yet – there is more to be done." Shaw's husband was a friend of Geoff Travis of Rough Trade Records, the label to which the Smiths were signed, and she agreed to record some of their songs.
  • 1982
    Age 34
    In 1982, she married Nik Powell, co-founder of the Virgin Group and chairman of the European Film Academy.
    More Details Hide Details They had two children together. She is currently married to her third husband, Tony Bedford. In August 2007, Shaw revealed that she had had "corrective" surgery on her iconic feet, which she described as "ugly": the surgery left her unable to walk until October 2007.
  • 1978
    Age 30
    Her marriage to Banks ended in 1978.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1977
    Age 29
    In 1977 she released two singles on the CBS label, and the following year began a lifelong commitment to Sōka Gakkai Buddhism.
    More Details Hide Details Her second husband, Nik Powell, introduced her to BEF. She recorded a version of "Anyone Who Had a Heart" for their Music of Quality And Distinction album on the Virgin label, which brought her back into the public eye. Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders invited Shaw to perform a duet rendition of "Girl Don't Come" at a Pretenders performance, and the two women began a long-term friendship.
  • 1973
    Age 25
    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.
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  • 1972
    Age 24
    Although she began writing songs, her contract with Pye expired in 1972.
    More Details Hide Details She retired from life as a pop singer and began working on other ventures, including co-writing a full-length rock musical, songwriting, acting in stage productions (she played Ophelia in Hamlet and Joan of Arc in Saint Joan) and writing children's books.
  • 1969
    Age 21
    Shaw ended 1969 by appearing on the BBC's highly rated review of the '60s music scene Pop Go The Sixties, performing "There's Always Something There To Remind Me" and the German version of "Puppet on a String", "Wiedehopf Im Mai", live on the show broadcast on BBC1, 31 December 1969.
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    Her last UK Top 10 hit (her eighth in total) came in the form of 1969's "Monsieur Dupont," originally a German-language song.
    More Details Hide Details At the end of 1969, the single "Heaven Knows I'm Missing Him Now" was released, which would become the inspiration for a hit by The Smiths 15 years later. Shaw also produced her own album, Reviewing the Situation, which contained versions of songs by more alternative artists such as Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones and made Shaw the first known artist to cover a Led Zeppelin song.
  • 1968
    Age 20
    On 6 March 1968, Shaw married fashion designer Jeff Banks at the Greenwich Register Office in London.
    More Details Hide Details Their daughter Gracie was born in February 1971.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year she hosted her own TV show, The Sandie Shaw Supplement, and issued an LP of the same title. Shaw was to have made her film debut in Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter, but she walked out of the production before filming began.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1967
    Age 19
    By 1967 Shaw's record sales were declining and her manager decided on more of a cabaret appeal.
    More Details Hide Details She was invited by the BBC to represent the UK in that year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. She had reservations as she felt it would destroy her credibility, but performed five songs on The Rolf Harris Show, with the public voting that the one that should represent the country was the Bill Martin/Phil Coulter composition "Puppet on a String". Although she disliked the song and thought it was unrepresentative of her material, the song won the contest by a near-record margin of votes, and made Shaw the first person to win the contest for the UK. It gave her a third UK No. 1 single, a record for a female at the time. "Puppet on a String" also became a worldwide hit (though not in the US) and the largest-selling single of the year in Germany, qualifying for a gold disc for one million plus sales in the UK and Europe. Her Eurovision success almost did not happen; the BBC wanted to drop her because she had been the "other woman" in a divorce case.
  • 1965
    Age 17
    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".
    More Details Hide Details The singles were produced by Taylor, Andrews and Shaw herself (though she was never credited), with help from Pye Records arranger Ken Woodman. Sandie Shaw was a regular on popular British TV programmes of the time such as Top of the Pops, Ready Steady Go! and Thank Your Lucky Stars. She was seen as epitomising the "swinging Sixties", and her trademark barefoot performances endeared her to the public at large. She also recorded most of her hit singles in Italian, French, German and Spanish boosting her popularity in Europe. She was popular across South America, performed behind the Iron Curtain, and sang at concerts in pre-revolutionary Iran. Shaw also released several original albums in the 1960s: Sandie; Me; Love Me, Please Love Me; The Sandie Shaw Supplement and Reviewing the Situation. These albums generally consisted of Andrews-penned songs mixed with cover versions of songs made popular by other musicians.
  • 1964
    Age 16
    Shaw's version rose quickly to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in the autumn of 1964, and also charted in the United States at No. 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 early the following year. "I'd Be Far Better Off Without You" was issued as the follow-up, but DJs preferred its B-side, "Girl Don't Come", also written by Andrews, and the sides were switched. "Girl Don't Come" reached No. 3 in the UK and became her biggest US hit, reaching No. 42.
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    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".
    More Details Hide Details Taylor teamed Shaw with songwriter Chris Andrews, who wrote her first single, "As Long as You're Happy Baby", which failed to make the charts. However, for her second single Taylor gave her the Bacharach and David song "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me", which had been a No. 49 US pop hit for singer Lou Johnson.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Born on February 26, 1947.
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