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Bob Stanley: Tribute Lynsey de Paul: writer, singer, star

Oct 03, 2014 - The Guardian (London)

My first memory of Lynsey de Paul, who has died aged 64, is of a big-eyed woman with long blond curls and a wide-brimmed hat, sat behind a piano sadly asking: "Won't somebody dance with me?" I didn't know the meaning of the word "coy", but I knew what I saw was patently ridiculous. No one's idea of a wallflower, she was the definition of a glamorous pop star. In the stack-heeled, feather-cut pop world of 1973, she looked as if she'd stepped out of a Biba catalogue.

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