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Lynsey de Paul (1948–2014)

Trained in classical music, London-born pianist Lynsey de Paul entered art college and turned her hand to designing album sleeves as a means to boost her income. This awakened her interest in songwriting and some of her first tunes were recorded by other artists in 1971. In 1972, after co-writing her first hit single for The Fortunes ("Storm in a ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 66) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Gabrielle and the Doodleman Music Department
(1984)
Kingdom Sheila
(2007)
The Big Sleep Soundtrack
(1978)
Side by Side Soundtrack
(1975)

Filmography

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 1988 Hearts of Gold (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1984 Gabrielle and the Doodleman (music arranger) / (musician)
 1979 Lena Zavaroni and Music (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... (composer: additional music)
 1977 Hi! Summer (TV Series) (composer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
  Yes, Honestly (TV Series) (composer - 13 episodes, 1977) (performer - 13 episodes, 1977)
- We Are What We Are... Aren't We? (1977) ... (composer: theme song) / (performer: theme song - uncredited)
- I Can't Place the Face But the Name Is Familiar (1977) ... (composer: theme song) / (performer: theme song - uncredited)
- Bringing Up Babuska (1977) ... (composer: theme song) / (performer: theme song - uncredited)
- So If It's a Wrong Number Why Did You Answer the Phone? (1977) ... (composer: theme song) / (performer: theme song - uncredited)
- What Beats a Running Flush - Five Aces? (1977) ... (composer: theme song) / (performer: theme song - uncredited)
 1977 The New Mickey Mouse Club (TV Series) (songwriter - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (1977) ... (songwriter)
 1975 The Rag Trade (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
  No, Honestly (TV Series) (composer - 13 episodes, 1974 - 1975) (performer - 13 episodes, 1974 - 1975)
- Surprise Surprise (1975) ... (composer: theme music) / (performer: theme music)
- Only Make Believe (1974) ... (composer: theme music) / (performer: theme music)
- Bed, Beautiful Bed (1974) ... (composer: theme music) / (performer: theme music)
- Plenty of Shoulder, Not Much Wheel (1974) ... (composer: theme music) / (performer: theme music)
- Having Them Back (1974) ... (composer: theme music) / (performer: theme music)
 1974 The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Coach Trip to Blackpool (1974) ... (composer: additional music)
 1974 Pilger (TV Series documentary) (composer: theme music)
 1967 The Golden Shot (TV Series) (composer: theme "Golden Day")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Co-wrote with Rupert Holmes the song, " 'Twas", which appeared on her 1979 album "Tigers and Fireflies". See more »

Publicity Listings:

33 Interviews | 28 Articles | 13 Pictorials | 18 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Biography and news | Official Site

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The first time I realised that I was small was at a school sports day. I was in a race and ran right under the finishing line. See more »

Trivia:

Lynsey was one of the 60 celebrities chosen by British quality newspaper "The Independent" to choose her all-time favorite single. She chose "Love Came to Me" by Dion DiMucci(1962) and said "It was a really good pop record of its time. Certain songs have emotional associations in one's life. This was almost a coming of age". See more »

Trademark:

Beauty spot above her lip, right hand side of her face See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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