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Mary Hopkin

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Category: Music - Popular
Reference No: 10190
Status: Available
Price: £20.00
  Mary Hopkin  Mary Hopkin

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Welsh singer, the first artist signed to Apple Records in 1968

Hopkin soared to fame in the late '60s when she appeared on talent show Opportunity Knocks. She was spotted by Paul McCartney and signed to the Beatles new record label in 1968.

Hopkin rocketed to Number One in September 1968 with the Paul McCartney-produced classic Those Were The Days. This stayed at the top for six weeks and was Apple’s most successful non-Beatles single. Later hits include Goodbye (1969) which reached No.2, Temma Harbour (1970), a No.6 hit, and her 1970 Eurovision Song Contest record, Knock Knock, Who’s There?, a No.2 hit.

Hopkin rapidly became disillusioned with the rock 'n' roll lifestyle, the sugary pop material she was offered and the age of just 21, the Pontardawe-born pop star turned her back on fame, married her producer, Tony Visconti, and retired to a life of reclusive domesticity.

This listing is of two UNSIGNED original 1969 black and white Keystone Press Agency photographs (8" x 10"), taken to publicise the 6-week UK Spring Tour (beginning in March) of Mary Hopkin and Engelbert Humperdinck.
One shows the pair getting out a taxi in New Bond Street in London, the other shows them posing on a Rolls-Royce.
Both photographs are in good condition, with the original Keystone stamps to the reverse.