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Lynsey de Paul

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London, United Kingdom (1972 – present)

Lynsey de Paul (born Lynsey Monckton Rubin, on 11 June 1950 in London, UK) is an English singer-songwriter. Renowned for her keyboard skills, ability to write catchy songs and sultry looks, de Paul first hit the UK charts in 1972, initially as the writer of the Fortunes hit, “Storm in a Teacup”. A few months later she was propelled into the limelight as the performer of her very own song hit song “Sugar Me”, which rapidly found it’s way into the Top Ten of the UK Singles Chart as well as the top of the singles charts in Holland and Belgium.

She was the first woman to be awarded an Ivor Novello Award for her ballad, “Won’t Somebody Dance With Me”, another UK Top 20 hit. The BBC Radio 1 disc jockey Ed Stewart spoke the words “May I Have The Pleasure Of This Dance” near the end of the record (he often played the record on his Junior Choice programme on Saturday mornings) although Tony Blackburn said it when she appeared on BBC Television’s Top of the Pops. De Paul recorded the female lyric to Mott The Hoople’s hit, “Roll Away the Stone”, but did not perform the song with the band when they were promoting the single. In 1973, when Mick Ralphs left Mott the Hoople, his replacement Luther Grosvenor was contractually obliged to change his name - de Paul suggested Ariel Bender. After appointing Don Arden, her new manager, de Paul released “Ooh I Do”, which hit the charts in the UK, Netherlands and Japan.

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  • AlexRange

    Lynsey is great [2]

    17 Jun 2012 Reply
  • kanddwonder

    LYNSEY IS GREAT !!!!

    4 Dec 2009 Reply
  • OSCARCHOICE-CHI

    2 EXITOS PASE EN LAS DISCOS DE URUGUAY-----------------------------------------------------

    14 Nov 2008 Reply
  • MrBrianCombeEsq

    For some reason my mother thought I had a crush on Suzi Quatro when I was tiny. Though I loved jumping on the furniture to Suzi Q's Calamity Presleyness, I only had eyes for two ladies at the time, dark weirdy witchpoo Kate Bush and Platinum bomb shell Lynsey De Paul. After passing my tenth Birthday I soon realised that women generally could live up to such high bench marks and soon began my transformation into the homosexual who types before you. I still have strange dreams of Kate and Lynsey playing chess by a Bergmanesque sea. Maybe one day it will all make sense.

    3 Jun 2008 Reply