Sandie Shaw

  • Real Name:Sandra Goodrich
  • Birth Date: 26th February 1947
  • Birth Place: Dagenham Essex
  • Sandie's singing career began when she was introduced to Adam Faith who then invited her to audition by singing for him in his dressing room. Adam then introduced her to his formidable manager, Eve Taylor, a person with whom Sandie appears to have got on with better than Adam did.

    Although her first single was ignored, and is now a collector's item, her second went all the way to the top. A long string of chart successes followed fueled by her association with songwriter Chris Andrews. Despite the fact that all Andrews' songs seemed to need the accompaniment of a German marching band, they fitted Shaw's singing style well. So it was with 'Puppet On A String', a song she hated, which became her third UK #1. She had been pressed by Taylor to do the Eurovision Song Contest and although she won, she blamed the event for destroying her credibility. Admittedly, the rate of chart successes were beginning to come more slowly at this time, but it's more likely that the Eurovision song gave a fillip to her otherwise flagging fortunes.

    Despite the fact that the EP illustrated here "Long Live Love" on Pye NEP24220 did not enter the EP best seller chart, it obviously sold very well because it is quite an easy one to find. Her highest chart entry in that respect was with "Tell The Boys" on Pye (NEP24281) which reached #4 during 1967. However, that is a lot harder to find and evidence that the format was in decline by the latter half of the 1960s.

    Despite her statuesque appearance and bare feet the chart hits finally ceased in 1969 and she slowly sank into near obscurity. It was not until the 1980s that she would reappear as a significant performer again. She was fortunate to be something of a fantasy figure for the Smith's singing songwriter Morrissey and while at the peak of his own career he persuaded Sandie to return to the recording studio. This resulted in a further two chart entries and a series of well attended concert appearances.

    1950s & 1960s 45rpm UK Discography

    • Upper List includes UK 45 singles releases only
    • Collector's Items are shown In Red
    • See Lower List for EP releases

    Pye 7N15671 1964 As Long As You're Happy Baby/ Ya Ya Da Da  
    Pye 7N15704 1964 There's Always Something There To Remind Me #1
    Pye 7N15743 1964 Girl Don't Come/ I'd Be Far Better Off Without You #3
    Pye 7N15783 1965 I'd Stop At Nothing/ You Can't Blame Him #4
    Pye 7N15841 1965 Long Live Love/ I've Heard About Him #1
    Pye 7N15940 1965 Message Understood/ Don't You Count On It #6
    Pye 7N15987 1965 How Can You Tell/ Even You Need Me #21
    Pye 7N17036 1966 Tomorrow/ Hurting You #9
    Pye 7N17086 1966 Nothing Comes Easy/ Stop Before You Start #14
    Pye 7N17163 1966 Run/ Long Walk Home #32
    Pye 7N17212 1966 Think Sometimes About Me/ Hide All Emotion #32
    Pye 7N17239 1967 I Don't Need Anything/ Keep In Touch #50
    Pye 7N17272 1967 Puppet On A String/ Tell The Boys #1
    Pye 7N17346 1967 Tonight In Tokyo/ You've Been Seeing Her Again #21
    Pye 7N17378 1967 You've Not Changed/ Make Me Cry #18
    Pye 7N17441 1968 Today/ London #27
    Pye 7N17504 1968 Stop/ Don't Run Away  
    Pye 7N17564 1968 Show Me/ One More Life  
    Pye 7N17587 1968 Together/ Turn On The Sunshine  
    Pye 7N17611 1968 Those Were The Days/ Make It Go  
    Pye 7N17675 1969 Monsieur Dupont/ Voice In The Crowd #6
    Pye 7N17726 1969 Think It All Over/ Send Me A Letter #42
    Pye 7N17821 1969 Heaven Knows I'm Missing Him Now/ So Many Things To Do  

    EP Discography

    • Collector's Items are shown In Red
    • See Upper List For Singles releases

    Pye NEP24208 1964 "(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me" #9
    Always Something There To Remind Me/Don't You Know/As Long As You're Happy/Baby/ Ya-Ya-Da-Da
    Pye NEP24220 1965 "Long Live Love"  
    Long Live Love/You Can't Blame Him/I'll Stop At Nothing/Girl Don't Come
    Pye NEP24232 1965 "Sandie"  
    Talk About Love/Gotta See My Baby Everyday/Don't Be That Way/Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself
    Pye NEP24236 1966 "Message Understood"  
    Message Understood/How Can I Tell You/If Ever You Need Me/Don't You Count On It
    Pye NEP2427 1966 "Tomorrow"  
    Tomorrow/I Know/When I Was A Child/Hurting You
    Pye NEP2454 1966 "Nothing Comes Easy"  
    Nothing Comes Easy/Stop Before You Start/Tomorrow/Hurting You
    Pye NEP2464 1966 "Run With Sandie Shaw"  
    Run/Long Walk Home/Oh No Don't He/I Know
    Pye NEP24271 1967 "Sandie Shaw In French"  
    Mais Tu L'Aimes/Tu L'As Bien Compris/Pourvu Que Ca Dure/Rien N'empechera L'amour
    Pye NEP24273 1967 "Sandie Shaw In Italian"  
    Viva L' Amore Con Te/E Ti Avro/Domani/Quello Che Tu Cerci Amica
    Pye NEP24281 1967 "Tell The Boys" #4
    Tell The Boys/I'll Cry Myself To Sleep/Had A Dream/Ask Any Woman

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