Sandie Shaw's 60th birthday present

by Stella Floras 525 views

There is just isn't a true fan who doesn't remember the legendary Puppet on a string that won the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1967 for the UK. Sandie Shaw becomes sixty years old this February 26th and she has prepared a very special gift for everyone who has enjoyed her music throughout her long career.

A free download of the new version of Puppet on a string will be awaiting her fans exclusively at her own website for sixty days starting February 26. This new version – a version "like you've never heard it before" as Sandie says, has been recorded with the help of Howard Jones and re-arranged and mixed by Andy Gray.

There was really no plan to re-record the legendary song, it just happened one day in Howard's studio when Sandy was visiting. Howard was humming a melody over some chords and he invited a reluctant Sandy to join him. She did and was shocked to discover she was humming "the dreaded" Puppet on a string. "Don't lose your nerve," Howard told her, "let's see if you can change your karma". And she did! The song is completely revamped and Sandy loves it and she hopes we will love it too.

Click here to be directed to Sandie Shaw's official website where you can download Puppet on a string from February 26 and for 60 days. would like to say "Thank you for the music, Sandie and many happy returns!"

A special thanks to MichaelFlint for the submission of the news.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.