Sandie Shaw MBE (born Sandra Ann Goodrich; 26 February 1947) is an English singer. One of the most successful British female singers of the 1960s, in 1967 the song “Puppet on a String” performed by her became the first British entry to win the Eurovision Song Contest. After a long and successful career, Shaw announced her retirement from the music industry in 2013.
Manager Eve Taylor teamed Shaw with songwriter Chris Andrews, who wrote her first single, “As Long as You’re Happy Baby”, which failed to make the charts. However, for her second single Taylor gave her the Bacharach and David song “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me”, which had been a No. 49 US pop hit for singer Lou Johnson. Shaw’s version rose quickly to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in the autumn of 1964, and also charted in the United States at No. 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 early the following year.
Sandie Shaw was a regular on popular British TV programmes of the time such as Top of the Pops, Ready Steady Go! and Thank Your Lucky Stars. She was seen as epitomising the “swinging Sixties”, and her trademark barefoot performances endeared her to the public at large.
Sandie Shaw Backing Tracks – Girl Don’t Come … Long Live Love … Puppet On A String … There’s Always Something There To Remind Me …