Additional information about this, Sandie Shaw vinyl art.
Sandie Shaw – The Artist
Sandie Shaw MBE (born 1947) is a retired English pop singer. One of the most successful British female singers of the 1960s, she had three UK number one singles with “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me” (1964), “Long Live Love” (1965) and “Puppet on a String” (1967). With the latter, she became the first British entry to win the Eurovision Song Contest. She returned to the UK Top 40, for the first time in 15 years, with her 1984 cover of the Smiths song “Hand in Glove”. Shaw retired from the music industry in 2013.
Puppet on a String – The Song
‘Puppet on a String’ is a song recorded by British singer Sandie Shaw. The song, written by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter, was selected to be the United Kingdom’s entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1967, held in Vienna. Shaw won the contest, the first of the United Kingdom’s five Eurovision winners. As her thirteenth UK single release, “Puppet on a String” became a UK Singles Chart number one hit on 27 April 1967, staying at the top for a total of three weeks. As a result of it winning the Eurovison Song Contest, “Puppet on a String” became her third number one hit in the UK (a record for a woman at the time) and was a big worldwide smash. Globally, the single achieved sales in excess of 4 million, making it the biggest-selling winning Eurovision track to date. Some estimates suggest this makes the track the biggest selling single by a British female artist of all time.
The Puppet on a String – The Shape
This record has been modelled into the silhouette of a girl puppet. A puppet is an object, often resembling a human, animal or mythical figure, that is animated or manipulated by a person called a puppeteer. The puppeteer uses movements of their hands, arms, or control devices such as rods or strings to move the body, head, limbs, and in some cases the mouth and eyes of the puppet. The puppeteer often speaks in the voice of the character of the puppet, and then synchronises the movements of the puppet’s mouth with this spoken part. The actions, gestures and spoken parts acted out by the puppeteer with the puppet are typically used in storytelling. Puppetry is a very ancient form of theatre which dates back to the 5th century BC in Ancient Greece. There are many different varieties of puppets, and they are made from a wide range of materials, depending on their form and intended use. They range from very simple in construction and operation to very complex.
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