Sandie Shaw

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Tags: 60s female vocalists pop oldies british Powered by AudioScrobbler
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 You’re Happy’, proved unsuccessful but the follow-up, an excellent reading of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s ‘(There’s) 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, Shaw’s 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, Shaw’s chart placings were slipping and Taylor was keen to influence her...

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