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These pages provide details of some of the printed publications - books, theatre programmes, newspapers and magazines - that have featured Lyn Paul during her long career.


Music, Musicals and Theatre
Quiz Books

Concert and Theatre Programmes

New Seekers' programmes featuring Lyn Paul
Concert programmes
Pantomime programmes
Summer Season and Variety Show programmes
Theatre programmes
Newspapers and Magazines

1970-79 1980-89 1990-99 2000-09 2010-18

Books about Music, Musicals and the Theatre

Lyn Paul has been mentioned in all of the music books, directories and encyclopedias listed below.

The following books do not mention Lyn but may be of interest nonetheless:

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The London Palladium: The Story of the Theatre and its Stars (book cover).

London Palladium:
The Story
of the Theatre
and its Stars

The London Palladium: The Story of the Theatre and Its Stars
Christopher Woodward

Publisher: Jeremy Mills Publishing
ISBN: 1-906600-39-2 (hardback)
ISBN 13: 978-1-906600-39-6
Publication date: 3rd April 2009

A history of the London Palladium in which Lyn Paul gets two name checks: one for her appearances at the Palladium in 1977 with Freddie Starr (page 258); the other for her appearance at the 1985 show to celebrate the Festival of British Jewry (page 270).

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The Million Sellers (book cover).

Million Sellers

The Million Sellers
Tim Brock, Andy Gregory, Dan Lane, Justin Lewis, Mick Lynch, Dave McAleer, Martin Talbot, Matthew White

Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 1-78038-718-0 (hardback)
ISBN 13: 978-1-78038-718-5
Publication date: 15th October 2012

Published to mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Official Singles Charts in 1952, The Million Sellers lists in chronological order every million-selling single in the history of the UK music industry. The New Seekers are named on the cover and the group's million-seller I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (in Perfect Harmony) is featured inside (pages 52-53).

Other million-sellers featured include: The Seekers, The Carnival Is Over (pages 36-37; Culture Club, Karma Chameleon (pages 132-133); Steps, Hartbeat / Tragedy (pages 220-221).

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NME Top 100 Singles (book cover).

Top 100 Singles

NME Top 100 Singles
Martin Roach

Publisher: Chrysalis Impact
ISBN: 1-84411-006-0 (paperback)
ISBN 13: 978-1-84411-006-3
Publication date: 22nd November 2002

Thirty-one years after it hit the number 1 spot, I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing is still amongst the UK's Top 100 best-selling singles.

This book, which is well worth the publisher's asking price of just £9.99, features a photo of the New Seekers (page 253), pictured with their fingers crossed as they boarded the train to Edinburgh for the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest. The text which accompanies it (page 252) includes a review of I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing from the New Musical Express.

The author, Martin Roach, makes the connection between The Seekers and the New Seekers but confuses the two in his last sentence. "In the '90s" he writes "the original line-up re-formed for a millennium tour." Sadly for New Seekers' fans, it was in fact the original Seekers who re-formed for a millennium tour.

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No Siesta 'Til Club Fiesta
Neil Anderson

Publisher: ACM Retro Ltd.
ISBN 13: 978-1-908431-09-7 (paperback)
Publication date: 2012

'Little Di' Lilleyman, the Fiesta receptionist, remembered playing "five-a-side football with the New Seekers"; Fiesta Fawn Lynn Horsman remembered tears on their farewell tour - "we all sobbed". The New Seekers are mentioned on pages 42, 43 and 76 and are pictured on stage on page 100; Springfield Revival are pictured on stage on page 54. There are small photos of both groups amongst the 'Regular artisits at the Stockton Fiesta' on page 66.

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Number One In Heaven (book cover).

Number One
In Heaven

Number One In Heaven: The heroes who died for Rock 'n' Roll
Jeremy Simmonds

Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0-14-102287-6 (paperback)
ISBN 13: 978-0-14-102287-1
Publication date: 5th October 2006

Jeremy Simmonds' book of rock obituaries arranges the entries chronologically, spanning the forty years from 1965-2005. Peter Doyle's obituary appears on page 456, alongside another for Kim Gardner (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke).

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Omnibus Book of British and American Hit Singles, 1960-1990 (book cover).

Omnibus Book Of
British and American
Hit Singles,

The Omnibus Book Of British and American Hit Singles 1960-1990
Dave McAleer

Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0-7119-2180-6 (paperback)
ISBN 13: 978-0-7119-2180-1
Publication date: 22nd October 1990

The Omnibus Book Of British and American Hit Singles 1960-1990 lists the New Seekers' Top 10 hits in the UK and the USA (page 127). It includes a small photograph of the New Seekers (the line-up featuring Kathy Ann Rae and Danny Finn) and makes passing reference to Lyn Paul's solo career, remarking that "Lyn later recorded on Polydor, Pye and Crash."

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1000 UK Number One Hits (book cover).

UK Number One

1000 UK Number One Hits
Compiled and written by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh

Publisher: Omnibus
ISBN: 1-84449-283-4 (paperback)
ISBN 13: 978-1-84449-283-1
Publication date: January 2005

Among the 1000 chart-toppers featured in this book are the New Seekers' two UK number ones - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (page 174) and You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me (page 193). Lyn Paul is quoted in both articles.

I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing
"It would have been a boring song if it had been recorded by a solo singer, but all the counter-melodies make it."

You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me
"I just didn't want to be oohing and aahing all the time ... Fortunately, they could see my point of view and they gave me 'You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me' and 'I Get A Little Sentimental Over You' to get me to stay."

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Pete Frame's Rockin' Around Britain (book cover).

Pete Frame's
Around Britain

Pete Frame's Rockin' Around Britain: Rock 'n' roll Landmarks of the UK and Ireland
Pete Frame

Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0-7119-6973-6 (paperback)
ISBN 13: 978-0-7119-6973-5
Publication date: 15th May 1999

Lyn Paul is listed among the stars born in Wythenshawe, Manchester: "Birthplace of Lyn Paul, 16.2.49 (New Seekers), who made her singing début at Wythenshawe Labour Club." (page 133)

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Pop Stars In My Pantry (book cover).

Pop Stars In My Pantry


Pop Stars In My Pantry

Pop Stars In My Pantry: A Memoir Of Pop Mags And Clubbing In The 1980s
Paul Simper

Publisher: Unbound
ISBN: 1-78352-387-5 (hardback)
ISBN 13: 978-1-78352-387-0
Publication date: 24th August 2017

Although it's about the pop stars of the 1980s Paul Simper's book begins in 1972 with a chapter titled 'Eve Graham's Toast Rack' in which he recalls the Eurovision Song Contest of that year. "The New Seekers had it in the bag... Singing so sunnily, so winningly (that moment when Lyn Paul crinkles her nose adorably) and ending with a look so triumphant that even though there were thirteen more acts to be heard, I was already anticipating their glorious air-punching moment of victory." (page 7)

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Rock And Pop Day By Day (book cover).

Rock And Pop
Day By Day

Rock And Pop Day By Day: Birthdays, Deaths, Hits and Facts
Frank Laufenberg
Translated by Astrid Mick
Edited by Hugh Gregory

Publisher: Blandford
ISBN: 0-7137-2319-X (hardback)
ISBN 13: 978-0-7137-2319-9
Publication date: 1992

Lyn Paul is listed among the stars with birthdays on 16th February (page 44). The entry for Lyn mentions the New Seekers' biggest hit I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing and Lyn's solo hit It Oughta Sell A Million.

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Singles (book cover).

six decades of
hot hits
& classic cuts

Singles: six decades of hot hits & classic cuts
Johnny Black and Mark Brend

Publisher: Backbeat
ISBN: 1-871547-73-3 (hardback)
ISBN 13: 978-1-871547-73-3
Publication date: 15th September 2006

Six decades of hits are chronicled in this giant-sized encyclopedia. Lyn Paul is quoted in the entry for the New Seekers' hit I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing: "I remember thinking I wasn't very keen on it. How wrong can you be?" (page 129). This book was updated and re-issued in 2008 as Classic Tracks Back to Back: Singles and Albums.

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Tapestry Of Delights (book cover).

Tapestry Of Delights

Tapestry Of Delights: comprehensive guide to British music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive eras, 1963-76
Vernon Joynson

Publisher: Borderline Productions
ISBN: 1-899855-04-1 (paperback)
ISBN 13: 978-1-899855-04-9
Publication date: 1st January 1995

ISBN: 1-899855-08-4 (paperback)
ISBN 13: 978-1-899855-08-7
Publication date: 1998

ISBN: 1-899855-09-2 (paperback update)
ISBN 13: 978-1-899855-09-4
Publication date: 1998

Tapestry Of Delights is an encyclopaedic guide to British music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive eras, 1963-76, described by Q magazine as an "impressive 600 page job, that includes more across-the-board info than most rock encyclopaedias". It includes information on Brian Engel's group Mandrake Paddlesteamer.

Tapestry Of Delights: Revisited
Vernon Joynson

Publisher: Borderline Productions
ISBN: 1-899855-15-7 (paperback)
ISBN 13: 978-1-899855-15-5
Publication date: 30th June 2006

A revised and updated edition of Tapestry Of Delights, featuring information on The Nocturnes (page 615), Mandrake Paddlesteamer (page 532) and Wishful Thinking (page 938). Many of the entries have been rewritten, more have been added, and all have been updated to include relevant releases since 1995.

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Television's Strangest Moments (book cover).

Strangest Moments

Television's Strangest Moments: Extraordinary But True Tales from the History of TV
Quentin Falk and Ben Falk

Publisher: Robson Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1-86105-874-8 (paperback)
ISBN 13: 978-1-86105-874-4
Publication date: 25th August 2005

A compendium of strange but true tales from television's history. The entry for the Eurovision Song Contest (pages 29-30) recalls, among other Eurovision mishaps, the UK's Song For Europe contest of 1977. The show was scuppered by a strike, forcing it to be broadcast only on the radio, and was hampered by "some confusion between the entries by Lynsey de Paul (and Mike Moran) and one-time New Seeker, Lyn Paul" (page 30). This was not the first time their names had been confused!

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