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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.


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Press Articles: 1990s

These pages provide details of newspaper articles, reviews and interviews featuring Lyn Paul or the New Seekers, which appeared in the UK press during the 1990s. Scroll down the page or select a year from the list below.

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1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Lyn and Nikki.

Lyn Paul
and her sister,
Nikki Belsher.


Daily Express


During 1999 Lyn Paul and her sister Nikki were featured in articles in Musical Stages and The Express. Lyn also got a mention in two tabloid articles about Rod Stewart.

 Daily Record, 18th January 1999, page 3.

Back to Blondes; Night on the tiles as Rod shows off new love
by Joan Burnie

An article about Rod Stewart that included Lyn Paul in a list of women described as "the hunting Stewart's girl clan."

"Rod dated the New Seekers singer but they never slept together. Famous for the hit I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing."

 Daily Record, 24th March 1999, page 3.

Rachel takes the mickey; Rod heartache as she kisses new boyfriend in public for the first time
by Pete Richardson

As if to prove that there's no news but recycled news the Daily Record included Lyn Paul in a list of Rod Stewart's "past loves." For those who had read the Record's article about Rod Stewart in January the following line may have had a familiar ring to it!

"Rod dated the New Seekers singer but they never slept together."

 Daily Record, 21st April 1999, page 14.

Return to the ad old days; As Marlboro's icon rides into the sunset, we find out what happened to the faces that once sold us a TV dream
by Rick Fulton and Margaret Mallon


"Cola wars hotted up in the early 1970s with Lyn Paul and the New Seekers teaching the world to sing for Coca-Cola... a 1972 hit which helped sales of Coca-Cola to reach 700,000 a day in the UK.

Lyn Paul, now 49, saw the song reach number one in the charts, selling more than 12 million copies. Each of the band was paid £2,000.

Lyn now lives with her second husband, Alan, a businessman and their son Ryan, 10, in Berkshire."

 Musical Stages, Issue 17, Spring 1999 (March), page 21.

Singing Sisters
by Peter Robertson

A short interview with Lyn and her youngest sister Nikki, which included the following quote from Nikki on seeing Lyn in Blood Brothers:

"I watched Lyn's opening night and she made me so proud that I cried from beginning to end ... In the toilets in the interval, some women were talking about how wonderful Lyn was and I even turned to them and said 'That's my sister you're talking about'."

 News of the World, 13th June 1999, page 16.

Noel's lyrics glit-ch
by Claudia Connell

Not again! It was reported in the News of the World that the band Oasis had paid Gary Glitter £200,000 in an out-of-court pay-off for using the lyric 'Hello, Hello, It's Good To Be Back' from Glitter's 1973 hit.

"This is not the first time Oasis has been in trouble for nicking other writers' lyrics.

In 1995 the band paid the New Seekers £175,000 for using the riff and one line from their No 1 hit, I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing."

 Independent On Sunday, 20th June 1999, page 16.

Can they still sell the world a Coke?
by Andrew Marshall

A week after some Belgian and French children had suffered bad stomachs after each drinking a can of Coke, Andrew Marshall assessed the Coca-Cola company's future prospects, whilst also taking a look at its past.

"Its famous 1971 ad featuring the New Seekers ("I'd like to buy the World a Coke") and hordes of young people joining hands was in part a response to the Vietnam War: it had become risky being the all-American drink when America was itself dropping napalm on children."

 Sunday Times, 20th June 1999.

The Enemy of The People

The Times newspaper also covered the Belgian Coke story.

"It is hard to resist the image of the president of the Pepsi-Cola company rising from the boardroom table this week and treating his fellow directors to a new rendition of that old New Seekers' hit: "I'd like to buy the world a Belgian Coke." And accompany it to the hospital afterwards.

Not since Perrier (UK distributors: the Coca-Cola Bottling Company) admitted that les bulles contained benzene has there been a public relations disaster quite like it. Belgian Coke makes you choke."

 Billboard, Vol. 111, No. 29, 17th July 1999, page 12.

The Beat
Is Marketing Music To Kids Such A Bad Thing? And Is This A Low Point For Singles?

by Belinda Newman

Belinda Newman pondered the links between our teen idols, music marketing and TV advertising.

"Since when has the shelf life between hit and ad been reduced to a nanosecond? ... That happened twice in the '70s, with the Carpenters' We've Only Just Begun, which started as a bank commercial, and the New Seekers' I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing, which was a Coca-Cola ad."

Read the item in full at Google Books.

 The Express, Thursday, 11th November 1999, pages 22-23.

Whether you like it or not, she is your sister
by Anna Wright

Lyn and her youngest sister Nikki featured in an article about sisters.

Nikki on Lyn: "She's been my friend, my mentor and my agony aunt and gives me the best advice because she has already been through everything."

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The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them ...
Thomas Jefferson

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What they read in newspapers with news.
A. J. Liebling

You should always believe all you read in the newspapers, as this makes them more interesting.
Rose Macaulay

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When ripping an article from a newspaper, the tear is always into and never away from the required article.
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