Sandie Shaw

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Sandie Shaw at the Royal Albert Hall in 2016
Shaw in the 1980s

Sandie Shaw (born Sandra Ann Goodrich on 26 February 1947 in Dagenham, London, England) is an English pop singer-songwriter. Shaw had three #1 singles on the United Kingdom Singles Chart during the 1960s. She won the Eurovision Song Contest representing the UK in 1967.

Her hit songs included "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" (her cover of the Lou Johnson song in 1964), "Long Live Love" (a 1965 song) and 1967's "Puppet on a String".

In 1965, she covered Petula Clark's award winning chart topping soul hit "Downtown". The song was on Shaw's first studio album Sandie.[1]

Shaw retired from her singing career after 1972. She In 1983, she resumed her singing.[2] In the 1980s Shaw covered two songs from the English rock band The Smiths. They were "I Don't Owe You Anything" and "Hand in Glove".

Shaw preferred to almost always perform on the concert stages while barefoot. That was the reason for which she was named the "Barefoot Pop Princess".[3]

Shaw retired from the singing business in 2013.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sandie Shaw's Downtown". Retrieved August 15, 2021.
  2. "The Singing Career of Sandie Shaw". Skool Days. Retrieved August 15, 2021.
  3. "The Barefoot Pop Princess Sandie Shaw". A Way Back Attack. Retrieved August 15, 2021.
  4. "Sandie Shaw Has Retired from Music". The Telegraph. Retrieved August 15, 2021.