The 1967 Eurovision Song Contest winner Sandie Shaw has been acknowledged for her services to the music and entertainment industry by receiving an honorary degree for her body of work over the past 50 years.
Sandie Shaw was the United Kingdom representative at the contest back in 1967. She was the first ever winner from the United Kingdom with her classic Puppet on a string. Sandie Shaw was already in the heyday of her career when she won the Eurovision Song Contest with a string of hits already to her name such as There’s always something there to remind me and Long live love.
Shaw was recently honoured with the doctorate by South Essex College for her services to the music and entertainment industry over the last half century.
She was quoted as saying There is nothing quite like being recognised and celebrated by your own people. My success belongs to all of us.
Shaw released her last studio album Hello Angel in 1988 and has since focused on various media, television and philanthropic work. She announced her retirement from music in April 2013.
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