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Sandie Shaw

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Dagenham, Essex, UK (1964 – present)

Sandie Shaw (real name Sandra Ann Goodrich) (born February 26, 1947) was the most successful British girl singer of the 1960s. With her hair, slender frame, model cheekbones and outfits, she has been described as the ultimate working-class ‘it’ girl.

Raised in Dagenham, Essex, UK, the Ford plant IBM operator dreamed of becoming a singer. She began her recording career in 1964 at just 17-years-old having been discovered by popular singer Adam Faith.

She was spotted by Adam Faith after she appeared way down on the bill at a concert featuring himself and his group The Roulettes and The Hollies (she had gained a place in the concert having come second in a talent contest). After the show she was taken backstage to meet The Hollies and The Roulettes, and ended up being dragged to Faith’s dressing room to do an impromptu rendition of “Everybody Loves A Lover.” Faith was so impressed that he introduced her to his manager Eve Taylor, a former Variety manager. Within a fortnight the youngster had a record deal with Pye Records and a new stage name. Taylor signed songwriter Chris Andrews to Shaw and he wrote her first single “As Long As You’re Happy Baby.” However it was the second single that was to make her a household name after Eve Taylor discovered “(There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me” on a song-hunting trip to America. The song had been written by legendary songwriting team Burt Bacharach and Hal David and had been a minor US hit for Lou Johnston. Shaw’s version became a massive hit, spending three weeks at Number One in the UK singles chart in the autumn of 1964.

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  • ChristFollower3

    Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God…”

    22 Feb 11:10pm Reply
  • ModerneDecay

    Why is there a video of some stupid teen girl named "Sandie SHOW" on this artist page?!?!?! Someone warn the firing squad, ugh...

    16 Jan 5:14am Reply
  • Amrabart

    Sandie > Luke

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Plinth

    NEW track on the way, collaboration with Neil Davidge, of Massive Attack etc. Who'd have thought it?

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • tardisa

    maravilhosa

    9 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Celso

    I'll stop at nothing, until I get the boy I looooooveeeeeee....

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • WildVegas

    girl don't come

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • joyeuxNoel_11

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Td8xI79bk groovey

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • keinenglisch

    Would you like to note my home address?

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • narci91

    http://www.last.fm/music/Sandie+Shaw/+images/87124585 <3

    23 Feb 2013 Reply
  • AngelPop

    Baby oh long long live Sandie!

    1 Jul 2012 Reply
  • AngelPop

    (There's) Always Something There To Remind me & Girl don't Come My favorites so far

    28 Jun 2012 Reply
  • fortschritt123

    Sandie Shaw - barfüßig! Das waren noch Zeiten; einwandfrei!

    23 Jun 2012 Reply
  • AngelPop

    I adore her!

    11 Jun 2012 Reply
  • britishboy1976

    For anyone who is interested, EMI release on 23 April 2012 'Completely Cilla: 1963-1973' - a 5CD boxset of material by the British pop singer Cilla Black who began her career alongside The Beatles in Liverpool during the 1960s. Cilla went on to chart 18 Top 40 singles during that decade and toured across the world with many of the other sixties greats. The new set contains 139 recordings all produced by George Martin (the man behind The Beatles' hits) and comes with a bonus Region 0 / NTSC DVD of many previously unreleased BBC TV music performances.

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • bucolic

    Absolutely one of my favorite female vocalists.

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
  • viva__hate

    love her voice! her version of hand in glove is superb

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Druid66

    I want to marry an ethereal English girl like Sandie Shaw, one of the classic Sixties "mod" girls (in the Carnaby Street sense, not the scooter-riding variety). Delicate vocals and not hard to look at.

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • rainy-dog

    her best work was pre-morrissey but i really wish she'd do a new album. made in dagenham was a gorgeous song.

    19 Aug 2011 Reply
  • lilith_s

    thanks to Morrissey [2]

    18 Jun 2011 Reply
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