Articles Tagged 'Helen Shapiro'

Who Were The Female British Invaders?

In our new music section, Tunes from the Thames, we list the top 10 greatest British Invasion artists. There, you’ll find The Beatles, The Stones, and other towering icons of music. Surely, British bands defined the 1960s, but the British Invasion wasn’t merely a sausage festival of Lennons and McCartneys and Jaggers. Female singers contributed […]

Anglo For Your Ear: Helen Shapiro’s “Walking Back to Happiness”

Long before Amy Winehouse was a glimmer in her mother’s bloodshot eye, Helen Shapiro was Britain’s top beehive-sporting Jewish pop idol. According to Wikipedia, Shapiro was only 14 whenthis song was recorded back in 1961, but her deep, rich voice and flirtatious face belied her years. Fun fact: The Beatles were hersupporting act on their […]