Helen Shapiro

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 60s oldies female vocalists pop helen shapiro british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: 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 ‘Don’t 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 Don’t 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 ‘It’s 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. Shapiro’s producer, Norrie Paramor, also vetoed the...

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