|Genres:||Easy Listening Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||60s female vocalists pop oldies british|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Sandra Goodrich, 26 February 1947, Dagenham, Essex, England. Discovered by singer Adam Faith, Shaw was taken under the imperious wing of his manager Eve Taylor and launched as a teenage pop star in 1964. Her first single, As Long As Youre Happy, proved unsuccessful but the follow-up, an excellent reading of Burt Bacharach and Hal Davids (Theres) Always Something There To Remind Me reached number 1 in the UK. A striking performer, known for her imposing height, model looks and bare feet, Shaws star shone for the next three years with a series of hits, mainly composed by her songwriter/producer Chris Andrews. His style, specializing in abrupt, jerky, oom-pah rhythms and plaintive ballads, served Sandie well, especially on the calypso-inspired Long Live Love, which provided her second UK number 1 in 1965. By the following year, Shaws chart placings were slipping and Taylor was keen to influence her...