Stephanie de Sykes (born Stephanie Ryton in 1948) is a British singer and actress who reached number 2 in the UK charts with “Born With a Smile on My Face” in 1974. She’s also sung with a number of groups, including “Rain”, “Birds of Paris” “Love & Kisses”, “Sphinx” and “Voyage”. —— She attended Brays Grove School in Harlow, And reunion in June 2008 as guest of honour. After har song Only Love 1974 She had a hit in same year 1974 with the Simon May penned “Born With a Smile on My Face” which reached Number 2 in the UK Singles Chart. She also recorded the theme tune to the television programme The Golden Shot with the group ‘Rain’ that same year. The theme song, “Golden Day” was written for them by Lynsey De Paul and Barry Blue. Around this time, the television company, ATV Midlands started each day’s broadcasting with a short film accompanied by another song performed by Rain with de Sykes singing vocals. De Sykes returned to the UK Top 20 a year later as a solo artist with the song “We’ll Find Our Day” from Crossroads, which was featured at Meg Mortimer’s wedding in the UK TV soap opera in 1975. De Sykes appeared in the show as singer ‘Holly Brown’. She also had a starring role in the comedy Side by Side. —- She was one of the ‘Birds of Paris’, a combination — 1970s to add vocals to a number of disco groups, and artists.She was member of Love & Kisses, a group started by Demis Roussos’ producer Alec R Costandinos. She also sang with the group ‘Sphinx’ and with ‘Voyage’.
—— De Sykes provided background vocals for Meat Loaf’s 1984 album Bad Attitude, which included the single “Nowhere Fast”. ——
STUART SLATER
‘THE BAD OLD DAYS’ - ‘78
‘LOVE ENOUGH FOR TWO’ - ‘80
also recorded by BLUE MINK who efatured MADELINE BELL
she sang backup for MEATLOAF around ‘79 or ‘80, then later in ‘89 for PINK FLOYD on their famous lp —- Songs For THE singer:
‘ODYSSEY’ BY:
( R. Roker, G Shury )
’ COME WITH ME AND I’ LL SHOW YOU THE WORLD WHERE YOU LIVE, AS YOU NEVER SEEN IT, SPREAD YOUR WINGS, LIKE THE BIRD IN THE SKY WE CAN FLY AND WE REALLY CAN MEAN IT, EVERYTHING IS WAITING…LIFE IS A BEAUTIFUL BOOK AND IT’s WAITING FOR YOU TO READ, JUST TAKE A LOOK IN THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK THAT WAS WRITTEN FOR YOU AND ME, TAKE SOME TIME TO SEE IT ALL , la,la,la,la,la,la,la,… ——- ‘LOOKING FOR THE LIGHT’ BY:
( Barry Blue, R. Roker, G Shury ) —— BORN WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE ‘by: ( Simon May, R Holman )74 —— EVERY SILVER LINING HAS A CLOUD’ by:( R. Roker, D Jordan ) —— WHEN I FALL IN LOVE ‘by: ( V. Young, E. Heyman ) —— DON’T TURN THE OTHER CHEEK’ by:
( C. Arnold, D. Martin, G. Martin ) —— ROCK IS DEAD’ BY:
( W. Bickerton, T. Waddington ) —— WOMAN’s INTUTION’ by:
( C. Mills, A. Keenan, S De-Sykes ) —— GOLDEN DAY’ by:
( B. Blue, Lynsey De Paul ) —— EVERYDAY THERE’s ANOTHER TOMMORROW’ by:
( L Beadle, C. MIlls, S. De-Sykes ) —— LIFE PASSES BY:
( L. Beadle ) …,T Hararah

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