Mary Hopkin (cleckit 3 Mey 1950) is a Welsh sangster.

Mary Hopkin
Mary Hopkin at the Eurovision Song Contest 1970
Background information
Born (1950-05-03) 3 Mey 1950 (age 74)[1]
OreiginPontardawe, Wales
GenresFolk
ThriftSangster, sangwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active1968–present
LabelsApple, Bell Records, Mary Hopkin Music
Associate actsPaul McCartney, Tony Visconti, David Bowie,
Ralph McTell, Benny Gallagher,
WabsteidMaryhopkin.com
Notable instruments
Acoustic guitar

Hopkin wis cleckit in Pontardawe. She begoud till hir career as a fowk sangster. She lowsed her first record on the label Cambrian at wis frae hir cauf kintra.

Efter winnin ITV's Opportunity Knocks, Hopkin wis ane o the first airtists tae sign tae Apple Records.

She wis mairrit on Tony Visconti 1971-1981. Their bairns includes Jessica Lee Morgan an Morgan Visconti.

Discografie eedit

Seleckit albums eedit

  • 1969: Postcard
  • 1971: Earth Song, Ocean Song
  • 1972: Those Were The Days
  • 1976: The Welsh World of Mary Hopkin (compilation)
  • 1989: Spirit
  • 1996: Y Caneuon Cynnar (The Early Recordings) (compilation)
  • 2005: Live at the Royal Festival Hall (live)
  • 2007: Valentine
  • 2008: Recollections
  • 2008: Now and Then
  • 2009: Blodeugerdd: Song of the Flowers - An Anthology of Welsh Music and Song (compilation)
  • 2010: You look familiar (arrangit bi Morgan Visconti)

Chairt singles eedit

Year Teetle Chairt poseetions
UK[2] GER[3] SUI US Billboard Hot 100[4] US Adult Contemporary[5]
1968 "Those Were The Days" 1 1 1 2 1
1969 "Goodbye" 2 15 3 13 6
1970 "Temma Harbour" 6 39 4
"Knock, Knock Who's There?" 2 12 92 11
"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" 77 7
"Think About Your Children" 19 87 27
1971 "Let My Name Be Sorrow" 46
1972 "Water, Paper & Clay" 113
1976 "If You Love Me (I Won't Care)" 32

See an aw eedit

References eedit

  1. maryhopkin.com
  2. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 259. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. Günter Ehnert (ed.): Hit Bilanz. Deutsche Chart Singles 1956-1980. Hamburg: Taurus Press 1990, p. 101
  4. "Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002"
  5. "Joel Whitburn's Top Adult Contemporary 1961-2001"

Freemit airtins eedit

Precedit bi
Lulu
with "Boom Bang-a-Bang"
UK in the Eurovision Song Contest
1970
Succeedit bi
Clodagh Rodgers
wi "Jack in the Box"