She had chart hits in the UK and Europe in the s, starting with the UK top 10 single " Sugar Me ", becoming the first British female artist to achieve a number one with a self-written song in in Belgium, Spain and The Netherlands and in in Malaysia.
She represented the UK in the Eurovision Song ContestLynsey De Paul - Ooh I Do another chart topping hit in Switzerland and had a successful career as a two time Ivor Novello Award -winning composer, record producer, actress and television celebrity. De Paul later claimed that she and her brother suffered physical abuse at the hands of their father. Three of her earliest songs were co-written with Don Gould and recorded by Oliver!
Everything's Coming Up Roses". Come Domodossola". After these initial successes, she was contracted to ATV-Kirshner music publishing by Eddie Levy when she was 18 years old. One of their earliest songs and the only song where all three collaborated was "Sugarloaf Hill", recorded Lynsey De Paul - Ooh I Do the reggae artist, Del Davis  and finally released on the CD "Trojan Carnival Box Set" in .
Other notable songs from this period included " Papa Do ", which was released by Barry Green as a single,  and made the lower reaches of the French singles chart,  as well as " Crossword Puzzle ", also co-penned with Barry Green  and which led to an appearance on Top of the Pops and "Saturday Variety" for the Irish singer Dana.
We think we found her in Lynsey Rubin. De Paul was initially a reluctant performer. She wrote the song " Sugar Me " for Peter Noonebut her boyfriend at the time, Dudley Mooresuggested that she should take a demo version to Gordon What Am I Gonna Tell Her - Z.Z.
Hill - What Am I Gonna Tell Herwho urged her to record it herself. The arrangement featured a distinctive piano counter-melody motif as well as Hammond organ backing and a violin solo as well as a distinctive whip-crack. This was the start of de Paul becoming a regular chart and TV fixture over the next five years. Her follow-up single to "Sugar Me" was " Getting a Drag ", which reached the UK top 20,  as well as being a hit in the official German singles chart.
In his autobiography, label mate Tom Jones wrote: "We had Lynsey de Paul, a big star, though she fell out with Gordon Mills for wanting to produce her own records". According to an interview with Michael Robson, featured in the liner notes to " Sugar and Beyond ", de Paul had to fight hard to get this single released - indeed she would have preferred it in place of "All Night" and also to keep the long closing instrumental part of the song.
De Paul performed the song on the th edition special on 4 Octoberwhich was the date of the release of the single. De Paul recorded the female lyric to Mott the Hoople 's album track version of " Roll Away the Stone ", but the female trio Thunderthighs appeared on the hit single version of the song.
The song's co-writer, Barry Bluealso recorded a version of the song as an album track with different lyrics for the verses. The TV series No Honestly was followed by Yes Honestlyand although Georgie Fame wrote and performed the theme tune to the first series of Yes Honestlyan instrumental version of de Paul's "No Honestly" was chosen as the theme for the second series.
She also wrote the second single that was released on the label, a song called " My One and Only " by UK female singing trio Bones. Don't Waste Mewas the first album release on Jet Records and was her personal favourite of all her albums. De Paul also continued to write songs for a wide range of recording artists. Tony Blackburn. She also performed producing and arranging duties on many of these recordings.
Her third album, Love Bombwas released on Jet Records in The song appeared on a double album released in to tie in with the film. De Paul and John played Christmas carols on the piano for the Prince. As she later explained, as well as being an honour, taking part in Eurovision was a way to circumvent the legal wrangles that were preventing her from signing to a new record label. Although it was the favourite to win, it came second in the Eurovision Song Contest and went on to become a Top 20 hit in many European countries including France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, where it reached the top of their singles chart.
It was the 15th best selling single of in Switzerland  and the 32nd best selling single in Germany. Pardoe, deputy leader of the Liberal Party UKTime For Peace - Trine Rein, Gaute Ormåsen, Nora Foss Al-Jabri, Knut Anders Sørum Og Kor-90 - Time F her to tea at the House of Commons and suggested that she run for a seat in Parliament.
The character Mona Grant, played by Diana Quickactually sings the song. Liebling, Heut Ist Mein Hochzeitstag - Various - Das Goldene Operetten Archiv • 20 over a year after the release of " You Give Me Those Feelings ", de Paul released her next single " Hollywood Romance ",  no doubt inspired by her then recent move to California and the lyrics are a playful homage to some of Hollywood's classic films.
The single garnered radio play and was also covered by Lena Zavaroni on her TV show. After a four-year period in California in the late s and early s with her partner at the time, actor James Coburnwhom she met at a party thrown by Joan Collins   de Paul returned to England. Although she only released one self-composed solo single, " Strange Changes ",  in the s, it did make the UK disco chart, published in the music magazine Record MirrorLynsey De Paul - Ooh I Do and prime time TV appearances in the UK and Germany.
De Paul hosted a Sunday morning radio show on Capital Radio in to promote new talent in the music business. The show included selected examples of the many demonstration tapes received by the station from London's vast popular music-making population over the years. InDe Paul orchestrated, played, and produced two classical records of compositions by Handel and Bach for Deutsche Grammophon and released "Air on a Heart String" backed with "Arrival of the Queen" with panflautist Horea Crishan.
This included work for the Channel Tunnel Group, which involved writing and producing an album of children's songs with an accompanying song colouring book for Eurotunnel 's mascot, entitled Marcus The Mole as well as film music for the children's film Gabrielle and Lynsey De Paul - Ooh I Do Doodlemanin which she had a starring role as an actress. De Paul also composed jingles for radio stations including Capital Radio. As well as being interviewed about her music and life, she played some of her most famous compositions, as well as a solo version of "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" on a London roof top overlooking St Paul's Cathedral.
Inshe was a judge on the television talent show New Faces and also on "Sky Star Dont You - Various - Ponte.
La Marcha 2  as well as a Lynsey De Paul - Ooh I Do panellist on the television shows Call My Bluff Punchlines  and Blankety Blank. De Paul returned to the public spotlight in a different role in when she released a self-defence video for women called Taking Control. As well as starring in the video, both as Lynsey De Paul - Ooh I Do presenter and demonstrator of self-defence techniques, she co-wrote and was the producer for the theme song and incidental music with Ian Lynn.
She also presented a documentary about women's self-defence, called Eve Fights Backwhich won a Royal Television Society award. The programme showed the importance of self-defence for women, and she approached schools and universities to include the DVD in the curriculum. Inshe released her first album in 15 years entitled Just a Little Time.
It featured newly recorded and released songs, notably " Words Don't Mean a Thing " and "We Got Love", as well as reworked and updated versions of many of her classic hits, plus two club mixes of "Sugar Me" and "Getting a Drag". In an LBC radio programme, de Paul discussed how it came about and how it got its title.
Lorraine Chase who sang on the track, also discussed her role. Lionel Blair urged everyone should join the parade to promote London and Ian Fenn provided a report from Stock Aitken Waterman 's Hit Factory, where the record was produced.
It A Pendulum Fog - Off The Sky - The Soft Parallel a children's album that told the story of Marcus the Mole and various other characters, as featured in the book by Cheryl Wilson. Inde Paul was featured on the cover of Saga Magazinepublished by Saga plc and a lengthy interview also appeared in the magazine New Dawn - P.
Milray* / K. Jenkins* - Nomination she discussed her early years, how she became a successful songwriter and her later four-year relationship with James Coburn where she lived with him in Los Angeles. De Paul stated for the first time that during this period she was in talks with Dolly Parton 's management, but that they mysteriously broke off.
She also spoke at length about her belief in the need for self-defence for women, giving the background to how she conceived the " Eve Fights Back " aka "Eve Strikes Back" TV documentary and the " Taking Control " video. Her longstanding contribution to the music industry was recognised in when de Paul received a Gold Badge Award. Since she had trained as an artist at the Hornsey College of Art and was a talented cartoonist as evidenced from the gatefold album sleeve of her debut album, Surprise and other album sleeves she designedshe was employed as the resident cartoonist for OK!
She also provided cartoons for the women's magazine Chic with another series of pocket-cartoons entitled "Woman to Woman". Inde Paul briefly returned to acting and played the glamorous character 'Sheila Larsen' in the first episode of Kingdomthe Stephen Fry drama series. Peter Kingdom managed to clear up a feud between Sheila Larsen's two sons that starts after she dies suddenly and whose money apparently disappeared.
She was also featured on a celebrity version of Cash in the Attic in March where she became a temporary auctioneer. She wrote the foreword for the book Medium Rare about the spiritual medium Liam Scott who is one of the UK's leading stage psychics. Certain songs have emotional associations in one's life.
This was almost a coming of age. According to a news item on her website, she chose the songs she liked and researched the songwriters and people who made the records. He asked her about her life, career and religious beliefs as well as what inspired her. She played the role of the American actress and gossip columnist Hedda Hoppertogether with Jeff Stewartwho portrayed the actor Gareth Hugheswho was Lynsey De Paul - Ooh I Do friend. InPRS for Music established an annual Lynsey de Paul prize for emerging female singer-songwriters in honour of the singer-songwriter.
I was 15 and I won the Lynsey de Paul Prize. In Marchde Paul was listed as one of the 65 iconic, most influential, women who have helped define the UK music industry from the s until the present day by Annie Rew Shaw in Women's Music News. At least four of de Paul's songs have been used as the basis for other songs. Gentle Hands as "Stranger Changes" and released in on La.
The original recording of her song " Won't Somebody Dance With Me " featured on a playlist of songs that director Nicolas Winding Refn circulated to the cast and crew of his film The Neon Demon to get them into the right mood for filming  and this has been released on the album The Wicked Die Young.
In the film versionhis alter ego became "Kitten" and the de Paul reference was replaced Lynsey De Paul - Ooh I Do Dusty Springfield. The actor and writer Tom Conti told de Paul that he had written the book The Doctorand she put him in contact with the publisher Jeremy Robson who published the book. Michel Gaubert's special dinner-party playlist.
Robert Holmes, the founder of the musical group Love Bomb, was inspired to choose this name for the group because of the de Paul song of the same name. Her name as writer or co-writer is on a lot more songs than those you remember her for. For all her female and feminine attributes, she held her own with the toughest, including Sean Connery and James Coburn.
Later, she learned self-defence and made documentaries on the subject, for other women. She donated to charities that helped battered women. Later still, she admitted her father had Abschlagen Nach Dem Gebet - Musikkorps Und Spielleute Der 1.
Panzergrenadierdivision ,und Stabsmusik violently abusive. Much of her post-pop life was devoted to bringing focus to ways in which women could protect themselves, mentally and physically. She was Lynsey De Paul - Ooh I Do gifted musician, classically trained.
She arranged and recorded various pieces of classical music, which she scored for her own style". Close friend Esther Rantzen was quoted as saying "Lynsey was a close friend and neighbour and we saw a lot of each other. She was beautiful and ageless; she looked 35 and was so gifted. She was a writer and composer but she was also very clever with words, very witty.
Obviously she sang and played the piano, but she was also an artist, she painted as well. In fact, she could do everything. I called her Renaissance woman. She really was quite outstanding". De Paul did not marry. My first love will always be music. Prince Charles was also quite enamoured with de Paul. The two met at a charity dinner party at The Ritz in Piccadilly.
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