|Genres:||Easy Listening Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||60s oldies female vocalists pop helen shapiro british|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||BBC Music Fan Page Wikipedia|
28 September 1946, Bethnal Green, London, England. Shapiro drew considerable attention when, as a 14-year-old schoolgirl, she scored a UK Top 3 hit with Dont Treat Me Like A Child. A deep intonation belied her youth, and by the end of 1961 the singer had scored two chart-topping singles with You Dont Know and Walkin Back To Happiness. This success was maintained the following year with Tell Me What He Said (number 2) and Little Miss Lonely (number 8), as Shapiro won concurrent polls as Best British Female Singer and was voted Best Newcomer by the Variety Club of Great Britain. However, having recorded the original version of Its My Party during an artistically fruitful session in Nashville, she was disappointed when an acetate reached Lesley Gore, who enjoyed a massive international hit using a similar arrangement. Shapiros producer, Norrie Paramor, also vetoed the...