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Mary Hopkin
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    (May 3, 1950- )
    Born in Pontardawe, Wales, United Kingdom
    Recorded the albums 'Postcard' (1968), 'Earth Song, Ocean Song' (1971) and 'Spirit' (1989)
    Recorded the singles 'Those Were the Days' (1968), 'Goodbye' (1969), 'Temma Harbour' (1970) and 'Knock, Knock Who's There' (1970)
    She described her Eurovision song 'Knock, Knock Who's There' as 'appalling.'
    She was given a chance to record Elton John's 'Your Song,' but rejected it as 'too sweet.'
    She formed the short-lived bands Sundance (1980) and Oasis (1983).
    When Francisco Macias Nguema, dictator of Equatorial Guinea, had 150 political opponents executed at a soccer stadium, he had 'Those Were the Days' played over the loudspeakers (1975).
    She was discovered on the talent show 'Opportunity Knocks.'
    She was the first artist after the Beatles to record for Apple Records.
    'Those Were the Days' hit #2 in the US and #1 in the UK.
    She sang on records by David Bowie, the 'Blade Runner' soundtrack, and a musical version of Dylan Thomas's 'Under Milk Wood' produced by George Martin.

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