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    Lynsey De Paul

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    2Love Bomb lyrics
    3Dancing On A Saturday Night lyrics
    4Won't Somebody Dance With Me lyrics
    5Storm In A Teacup lyrics
    6Just A Little Time lyrics
    7All Night lyrics
    8Getting A Drag lyrics

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    1Best Of The 70's [2000]


    Lynsey de Paul was born Lynsey Monckton Rubin, 11 June 1950, Cricklewood, London. She is a an English singer-songwriter who first came to prominence in the early 1970's as a songwriter, then later as a performer too.

    While attending Hornsey College of Art, she started to design album sleeves for artists which required her to listen to the songs. Having studied music, notbaly the piano, as a little girl Lynsey decided to become a songwriter.

    Contracted to ATV-Kirshner music publishing, she joined a group of professional songwriters that included Barry Blue, Ron Roker, Edward Adamberry and David Jordan. Already by 1971 she had written songs that appeared on the Jack Wild album, "Everything's coming up Roses" and a single for the group "The Beads". By 1972 she had composed a couple of European hits: "On the Ride" for the Continental Uptight Band (a hit in the Netherlands) and "Papa Do" for Barry Green and "Crossword Puzzle" for Dana but, most notably, The Fortunes' hit, "Storm in a Teacup" which reached #7 on the UK charts in 1972.

    Having written "Sugar Me" with Barry Blue originally for Peter Noone, she was persuaded to record the song herself which resulted in a massive international hit, peaking at #5 in the UK in the summer of 1972 and topping the singles charts in the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand and Belgium. This resulted in Lynsey releasing a number of further hit singles such as the amusing "Getting a Drag" (UK #18 and German chart hit), the award winning ballad "Won't Somebody Dance With Me" (UK#14 and chart hit in the Netherlands and Ireland), the Phil Spectoresque "Ooh I Do" (UK #25 and chart hit in Belgium, Holland and Japan), the award winning "No Honestly" (UK #7) and her final solo hit "My Man and Me" (UK top 40 hit).

    Lynsey's last chart appearance as a performer was with Mike Moran - the pair writing and singing the UK entry to the 1977 Eurovision song contest. Although it came second in the contest, it was more commercially successful than the winning entry and provided the duo with a huge hit reaching the top 10 in France, Germany, Austria, Ireland and Switzerland, where it reached the top of the charts.

    All during this period and afterwards, Lynsey was a profilic writer of songs, many of which became hits for other artists. These have included:
    - Sorm in a Teacup for the Fortunes (UK #& in 1972)
    - Dancin' (on a Saturday Night) for Barry Blue (UK #2) and a huge international hit (also a chart hit and covered by Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids in the USA and Bond in Canada) in 1973
    - Tip of My Tongue for Brotherly Love (UK #51 in 1973)
    - School Love for Barry Blue (UK #11 in 1974)
    - Central Park Arrest for the girl group Thunderthighs (UK #30 in 1974)
    - Miss Hit and Run for Barry Blue (UK #23 in 1974)
    - Hot Shot for Barry Blue (UK #25 in 1974)
    - Let Your Body Go Downtown for Martyn Ford Orchestra (UK#38 in 1977)
    - Going to a Disco for Martyn Ford Orchestra (UK #53)

    Lynsey de Paul has also composed a number of TV and film themes such as "The Rag Trade", "Pilger", "No Honestly", "Hi Summer", "Hearts of Gold", "A Little TLC" "Side By Side", "Gabrielle & the Doodleman", "Marcus the Mole" and "Taking Control" as well as "There's No Place Like London" which was recorded by Shirley Bassey for the London Tourist Board.

    Other notable songs written by Lynsey de Paul include "Love Bomb" (Cheryl Lynn), "Don't You Remember When" (Vera Lynn), "All I Am" (Heatwave and Marti Webb), "We Got Love" (The Real Thing) and "Martian Man" (Juliane Regan/Mice).

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