Lynsey De Paul
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(June 11, 1948-October 1, 2014)
Born in London, United Kingdom
Birth name was Lynsey Monckton Rubin
Recorded the singles 'Sugar Me' (1972), 'Getting a Drag' (1972), 'Won't Somebody Dance With Me' (1973), 'Ooh I Do' (1973) and 'No Honestly' (1974)
With Mike Moran represented Britain at the Eurovision Song Contest with 'Rock Bottom' (1977)
Why she might be annoying
Her music career stalled after a legal dispute with manager Don Arden.
She wrote a song for Menudo.
She was a vegetarian.
She started an affair with Sean Connery despite knowing he was married.
She wrote a jingle for the Conservative Party: 'Vote Tory, Tory, Tory/For election glory.'
Why she might not be annoying
Her father was abusive. ('One time he hit me so hard that I felt sick and dizzy for three days... I had to go to the doctor, who told me I was suffering from concussion.')
She went from designing record sleeves, to writing songs, to a recording career.
She was the first female songwriter to win the prestigious Ivor Novello Award.
After Sean Connery said there was nothing wrong with slapping a woman, she approached him about donating to a shelter for battered women. When he declined, she sold the story of their affair to a tabloid and donated her fee to the shelter.
She released a pair of videos teaching self-defense to women.
Credit: C. Fishel
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