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Clodagh Rodgers

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Clodagh Rodgers signed for Decca records in 1961, at the age of 14. She made a number of recordings with Decca, changing to Columbia in the mid 60’s, but her career took off only after she signed to RCA. After a slow start her recording of the Kenny Young song “Come Back & Shake Me” shot up the charts, giving her a million selling gold disc and launching her into stardom in 1969. She followed this with another top 4 hit “Goodnight Midnight,” plus “Biljo,” which resulted in her being the best selling female singles artist of that year. She also won the award for “The Best Legs” in British show business and insured her voice for one million pounds. The further single releases “Everybody Go Home,” “The Party’s Over,” and “Lady Love Bug,” continued her chart success in the next few years.

Clodagh became a major household name and TV star, even if the hits didn’t quite match her profile. In 1970 she was asked to represent the UK in the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin. According to John Kennedy O’Connor’s The Eurovision Song Contest – The Official History, part of the reasoning behind the BBC’s invitation was their concern over what reaction the UK entrant would get on the stage from the Irish public. Clodagh received death threats from the I.R.A. as a result of her appearing for the UK.

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  • ChristFollower3

    John 3:3 “Jesus…said…Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

    22 Feb 11:09pm Reply
  • AlexRange

    I like her most popular songs: Jack In The Box, Come Back And Shake Me

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • davidgeorgea

    I love this singer who takes me back to a better times . Plenty of jobs ,with no government Minimum pay . Overtime payed !! even double pay , and treble pay on Sundays and Bank Hols !! Loans from banks for mortgages you could afford .Even Council Houses .O I gotta stop

    29 Jan 2011 Reply

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