Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Helen Shapiro - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Helen Shapiro


Helen Shapiro is remembered today by younger pop culture buffs as the slightly awkward actress/singer in Richard Lester's 1962 debut feature film, It's Trad, Dad. From 1961 until 1963, however, Shapiro was England's teenage pop music queen, at one point selling 40,000 copies daily of her biggest single, "Walking Back to Happiness," during a 19-week chart run. A deceptively young 14 when she was discovered, Shapiro had a rich, expressive voice properly sounding like the property of someone twice as old, and she matured into a seasoned professional very quickly.

She grew up in London's East End and was performing with a ukulele at age nine as part of a school group -- supposedly called Susie & the Hula Hoops, whose members included a young Mark Feld (aka Marc Bolan) -- that used to sing their own versions of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly songs. She subsequently sang with her brother Ron Shapiro's trad jazz turned skiffle outfit at local clubs before enrolling in classes at Maurice Burman's music school in London. Burman was so taken with Helen Shapiro's voice that he waived the tuition to keep her as a student. He later brought her to the attention of Norrie Paramor, then one of EMI's top pop producers (responsible for signing Cliff Richard & the Shadows). Shapiro's voice was so mature that Paramor refused to believe from the evidence on a tape that it belonged to a 14-year-old until she came to his office and belted out "St. Louis Blues." She cut her first single, "Please Don't Treat Me Like a Child," a few weeks later and broke onto the British charts in 1961.




















11 comments:

tony angel said...

sent you an email instead

puw said...

Thanks

Aussie said...

thank you Ozzieguy love this mate tks a lot

paul said...

Apparently she is not deceased!

alanmking said...

Got to agree with Paul. The English Helen is still alive so it must be another Helen whose death has been reported.
However, the music is all hers,thanks for sharing Alan

Ozzieguy said...

Thanks mate

Ozzieguy said...

I thought the same until I read this.
https://insideeko.com/helen-shapiro-obituary-death-helen-shapiro-has-died/

But I have removed that she has passed away, and I hope that she has not as she is such a lovely lady.

Ozzieguy said...

Thanks Alan.

Hurrying Hoosier said...

Beautiful lady,,,beautiful voice!!!

Hurrying Hoosier said...

Smashing singer and a real lady!!!

Ozzieguy said...

Yes Hurrying Hoosier, I agree fully with your comment.