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Name: Sandie Shaw  
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Date of Birth: 26th February 1947
Place of Birth: Dagenham, Essex, England, UK
Profession: Singer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Sandie Shaw (real name Sandra Goodrich) (born February 26, 1947) is a British singer, best remembered for winning the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest with "Puppet on a String". She led a highly successful career as one of Britain's "girl singers", scoring three number ones with the Burt Bacharach-penned "(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me", "Long Live Love" and the aforementioned "Puppet on a String".

She has a daughter, Grace, born in 1971. She later married Nik Powell, in 1981, with whom she has two children, Amie and Jack.

Her trademark was to perform without shoes -- the reason usually given being that she was self-conscious about her height. Her first husband was fashion designer Jeff Banks.

Morrissey, the lead singer of the Smiths, was a huge fan of Shaw's. In 1984, Sandie agreed to collaborate with the band on a single, a version of their song "Hand in Glove." In 1986, she also recorded a version of Lloyd Cole's "Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken?"

After studies at both Oxford and London Universities she graduated as a psychotherapist.

External link

  • Official website

Preceded by:
Udo J├╝rgens
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by:

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