Label: EMI (Australia) - EMB.10335 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Australia • Genre: Pop •
Helen Kate Shapiro born 28 September is a British pop singer, jazz singer, and actress. Although too poor to own a record player, Shapiro's parents encouraged music in their home she had to borrow a neighbour's player to hear her first single.
Shapiro played banjolele as a child and occasionally sang with her brother Ron in the skiffle group of his youth club. She had a deep timbre to her voice, unusual in a girl not yet in her teens; school friends nicknamed her, "Foghorn". At the age of ten, Shapiro was a singer with "Susie and the Hula Hoops" together with her cousin, s singer Susan Singera school band which included Marc Bolan then using his real name of Mark Feld as guitarist.
I had no desire to slavishly follow Alma's style, but chose the school merely because of Alma's success", she said in a interview. Inaged fourteen, she had a UK No. Both singles sold over a million copies, earning Helen Shapiro two gold discs.
Her mature voice made her an overnight sensation, I Apologise - Helen Shapiro - The Very Best Of well as the youngest female chart topper in the UK. I never got to hear it or give an opinion. It's a shame, really. By the time she was in her late 'teens, Shapiro's career I Apologise - Helen Shapiro - The Very Best Of a pop singer was on the wane.
With the new wave of beat music and newer female singers such as Dusty SpringfieldCilla BlackSandie Shawand LuluShapiro appeared old-fashioned and emblematic of the pre-Beatles era of the s. Her final cabaret Love Unlimited - I`ll Be Yours Forever More / Is It Really True Boy - Is It Really Me took place at Peterlee 's Senate Club on 6 Maywhere she announced she was giving up touring as she was "travel-weary" and had had enough of "living out of a suitcase".
Shapiro played the role of Nancy in Lionel Bart 's musical Oliver! Shapiro also played the part of Sally Bowles in Cabaret and starred in Seesaw to great critical acclaim. Between andshe toured extensively with the British jazz trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton and his band, whilst still performing her own jazz and pop concerts. Her one-woman show, Simply Shapiroran from to the end of Her autobiography, published inis entitled Walking Back to Happiness. They are promoted via Shapiro's ministry umbrella, Manna Music.
Shapiro has been married since 31 August to John Judd I Apologise - Helen Shapiro - The Very Best Of name John Williamsan actor with numerous roles in British television and cinema. UK . All the above albums were released in stereo and mono apart from Helen in Nashvilleand 12 Hits and a Miss Helen Shapiro. These are her main albums from the peak of her popularity in the early s from Abbey Road Studios. In the "Rock Notes" sketch on Monty Python's Contractual Obligation AlbumEric Idle jokingly refers to "Helen Shapiro" as the last of many names with which a particular rock band reinvents itself after every break-up: "That last name, their favourite, had to be dropped following an I Found The One - Wilson Pickett - Star Collection, and they split up again.
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Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Virgin Books. Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. The Ultimate Helen Shapiro. EMI Gold. Archived from the original on 13 June Retrieved 13 September Retrieved 9 September New York: Henry Holt and Company.
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