THE HELEN SHAPIRO FRIENDS' CLUB

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2ND SEPTEMBR

SOUNDS OF THE SIXTIES

Helen's 'In my calendar' was played this morning, as part of the featured 'Three In A Row' requested by John Campbell.

31ST AUGUST

WOMAN'S HOUR 60TH ANNIVERSARY SINGER VOTE

Derek Lennard has found a Woman's Hour page where you have an opportunity to vote for your favourite female singer....

You can also listen to Helen's interview with Jenni Murray (available for the next week) on this page...

29TH AUGUST

WOMAN'S HOUR INTERVIEW

Helen will be on "Woman's Hour" on Thursday -Radio 4, 10 a.m - talking about her no. 1 hit records.

10TH AUGUST

BRIAN FIELD- THE FIRST FAN CLUB SECRETARY 1961-1963

Brian has kindly sent his recollections from that period. Check here...

15TH JULY

AUGUST ISSUE OF RECORD COLLECTOR

Helen is mentioned in an interesting article in the August issue of Record Collector.

The article entitled 'Pre-Fab Britain', is a chronological list of 100 UK records on the road to The Beatles' first single.

Helen's single 'You don't know', is included!

12TH JULY

REVELATION TELEVISION INTERVIEW

Helen will be interviewed live on Revelation TV (Sky Channel 765) on Mon July 24th at 9 pm. See listings. More details soon...

10TH JUNE ..

Helen's Gospel Testimony is now available on DVD. Click here to order

SPECIAL 'YOURS' MAGAZINE SPRING NOSTALGIA ISSUE

Helen is featured in the 'Star Memories' section, remembering her childhood, with her brother Ronnie.
He started his own skiffle band, which soon became a trad jazz band, and would let her sing with them
-songs like 'Sunny side of the street', and 'Birth of the blues'.

17TH APRIL

THE NEW PAUL O'GRADY SHOW

Heard on the show recently- (Channel 4). In his competition part of the show he played "Walkin Back", and wanted to know whom the artist was. The contestant - and the audience all knew the answer, and the contestant won the money. Afterwards, Paul spoke to Cilla and they commented that Helen had been very young, and a very good artist.

28TH MARCH

eBAY AUCTION - SIGNED GUITAR IN AID OF TOMMY BRUCE

Tommy Bruce (singer of 'Ain't misbehavin', amongst many others) has been suffering from cancer, and on The 15th January, a charity event was held at The Wyllotts Centre, Potters Bar in his honour, during which a guitar was signed by many 60's stars:

Helen.

The Vernon Girls -'You know what I mean', 'Funny all over', they were backing vocalists for many stars through the 60's.

Barry Mason - Writer of many hits for various singers such as Tom Jones, and The Fortunes.

John Leyton - 'Johnny, remember me'. He also starred in The Great Escape.

Craig Douglas - 'Only 16', '100 pounds of clay'.

Jess Conrad - ' Mystery Girl', and 'Twist my Wrist'.

Clem Cattini - Leader of The Tornados, who had a massive hit with 'Telstar', 'Globetrotter'.

Mike Berry -'Tribute to Buddy Holly', 'Don't you think it's time'

Dave Lodge - Tommy Bruce's Manager

The auction ends on 06-Apr-06 @ 11:57a.m- You can bid here.

18TH MARCH

A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU FANCY DVD

A Little Of What You Fancy-cinema film 1968 has been released on DVD. Helen sings THE BOY I LOVE IS UP IN THE GALLERY, DON'T DILLY DALLY ON THE WAY, and LAMBETH WALK you can order here.....

3RD MARCH

FINAL FRIENDS' CLUB GET TOGETHER

Following Gay's decision to discontinue the Friends Club, a last get together was arranged for Saturday 25th February, at The Ramada Hotel, Ealing..

Check out the photos of the evening here

3RD JANUARY

BBC RADIO TWO - THE ULTIMATE MUSIC YEARradio Two Button

Although 1961 only came 49 out of 50 in the 'chart', Helen is mentioned, and you can listen to an interview that she gave at the time...(thanks to Yonatan Shaked for the info)

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