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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: 2010s

These pages provide details of newspaper articles, reviews and interviews featuring Lyn Paul or the New Seekers, which appeared in the UK press from 2010 onwards. Scroll down the page or select a year from the table below.

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2011 began with the sad news that former New Seeker Kathy Ann Rae (Cathy Hernaman) had died... The New Seekers' number 1 hit You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me is featured in the film Neds (though how appropriate it is in the particular film is up for debate)... Meanwhile, the group's other number 1, I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing features in a new world record...

Then comes the news that Lyn Paul is to star in a new musical, Rhinestone Mondays, with Shaun Williamson (Eastenders) and Faye and H from Steps.

 The Express, Saturday, 15 January 2011.

Lives remembered - Cathy Hernaman

"Cathy Hernaman, known as Kathy Ann Rae, was a member of the Seventies' pop group the New Seekers from 1976 and sang regularly with the group until 2002.

Effectively replacing Lyn Paul when they re-formed after a brief split, Hernaman won the hearts of the group's fan base and was a valued and much-loved member of the line-up."

 Independent on Sunday, Sunday, 23 January 2011.

Teenage kicks - and slashes, and headbutts ...
by Jonathan Romney

A review of the Peter Mullan's new film Neds (Non-Educated Delinquents), characterised here as "a Scottish 400 Blows plus a few razor slashings and a headbutt or two".

"Mullan sometimes misses the mark - a nightmare scrap with Jesus might have worked better if it hadn't been soundtracked to the New Seekers at their jolliest."

 Western Daily Press, Monday, 31 January 2011.

Singers join in record attempt

News of an attempt to break a world record...

"Children from three schools in Bristol will be taking part in a world record breaking attempt next month for the most people signing and singing a song simultaneously.

Young people from all over the country and overseas will learn to sign the New Seekers' 1970s song I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing."

 Daily Post, Tuesday, 1st February 2011.

Who's Who

A profile of Tony Allan...

"The highlight of his career was playing bass for former New Seekers' star Lyn Paul."

 Nottingham Evening Post, Tuesday, 8th February 2011.

World record signing bid

"City schoolchildren are taking part in a world record-breaking attempt tomorrow...

The children will be joined by youngsters across the UK and in other countries in singing the New Seekers' 1970s hit I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing."

 Hull Daily Mail, Wednesday, 9th February 2011.

Pupils in record attempt

"Children from six schools were today taking part in a world record breaking attempt for the most people signing and singing a song simultaneously.

Children will sing the New Seekers' 1970s song of I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing from 2.45pm."

 Leicester Mercury, Wednesday, 9th February 2011.

Youngsters in bid for singing record

"Pupils of Lady Jane Grey Primary School in Groby, Leicester Grammar Junior School in Great Glen and Water Leys Primary School in Wigston will be joining youngsters from 380 other schools in the sign2sing event organised by the charity SignHealth tomorrow...

The children have all been learning the 1970s hit song by the New Seekers, I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing."

 Bristol Evening Post, Thursday, 10th February 2011.

Teaching world to sign and sing sets a record

"I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing was the message ringing out across Bristol as hundreds of schoolchildren helped to smash a Guinness World Record...

The sign2sing attempt, organised by charity SignHealth, saw more than 100,000 people across the country singing and signing I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing, which was a hit for the New Seekers in the 1970s."

 Leicester Mercury, Thursday, 10th February 2011, page 6.

Pupils hope to sign and sing way to new record

"Pupils at Lady Jane Grey Primary, in Groby, Leicester Grammar Junior, in Great Glen, and Water Leys Primary, in Wigston, took part in yesterday's sign2sing event organised by charity SignHealth. They joined young people from around the country and overseas in signing and singing the New Seekers' 1972 number one hit, I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing."

 Northern Echo, Thursday, 10th February 2011.

Babies sign up for record attempt

"The TalkFirst baby signing class, in Chester-leStreet, took part in Sign2Sing, which aims to set a record for the most people singing and signing one song at the same time.

TalkFirst, which meets at the Bullion Hall, signed the New Seekers' Seventies hit I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing using British Sign Language."

Signing and singing record bid

"Youngsters at a Darlington school took part in a world record attempt to get the most people signing and singing simultaneously... The youngsters learnt the words and signs to Seventies hit, the New Seekers' I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing."

 Nottingham Evening Post, Thursday, 10th February 2011.

Pupils aim for a world record

A short report on the record-breaking attempt for the most people singing a song while using sign language.

"Youngsters from all over the country and overseas sang and signed the 1970s New Seekers' song I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing."

 Birmingham Mail, Friday, 11th February 2011.

City pupils break record

"City pupils took part in a mass rendition of the New Seekers' hit I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing at the fundraising Guinness World Record attempt organised by charity SignHealth."

 Coventry Telegraph, Friday, 11th February 2011.

Signing up to break record

"Children in Coventry sang their hearts out in a bid to break a world record while raising awareness of deafness.

They joined thousands of school pupils across the country to sing and sign the words of the New Seekers' classic I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing."

 Leicester Mercury, Friday, 18th February 2011.

Lovely singers

Zena Foster, from Leicester, responded to the previous week's news item about the sign2sing world record attempt.

"How wonderful! Page 6 (February 10). Those lovely young children "sing" and "sign" the New Seekers' I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing. Everyone is so fed up with bad news of which we can do nothing about!

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 The Scotsman, Wednesday, 2nd March 2011.

New Seekers singer kept vices secret to protect her fans
by George Mair

An interview with Eve Graham. Not sure that liking a drink and a smoke is quite the "rock'n'roll lifestyle" but, if it is, Eve lived it - secretly.

"People say 'Is it really sex, drugs and rock'n'roll?', I say 'oh yeah'."

 Daily Record, Saturday, 12th March 2011.

Day I taught the world to sing: New Seekers star Eve Graham looks back 40 years after their greatest hit
by Samantha Booth

An interview with Eve Graham, in which she talked about I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing: "People say you can sum up your life in five songs, but I could sum it up in one... It feels like my song and I have sung it ever since."

Commenting on the prospoect of a New Seekers reunion, Eve said: "I don't believe people mean it when they say it would be great if we got back together. They want us as we were then, not as we are now."

 Daily Mail, Tuesday, 15th March 2011

Donovan -- the vinyl nail in my coffin
by Craig Brown

An article about the Queen Mother's record collection - Fiddler's Dram, Montana Slim but no New Seekers apparently!

 Daily Mail, Saturday, 26th March 2011.

Today's radio

Johnnie Walker's Sounds Of The 70s 3PM, RADIO 2 ****

"The New Seekers' Marty Kristian pays tribute to fellow band member Cathy Logan, who died in January."

 Daily Post, 1st April 2011

Mamma Mia, Abba's back

An interview with Mark Thomas, "a mainstay with pop band the New Seekers for a decade", who wrote the ABBA stage show Super Trouper.

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 Coventry Telegraph, 24th June 2011.

Look who's coming

"Shaun Williamson, Faye Tozer, Ian Watkins and Lyn Paul from the New Seekers head the cast in Rhinestone Mondays from October 21 - a new romantic comedy with a classic country music soundtrack."

 Birmingham Mail, 22nd July 2011.

Take your pick of 3 festivals

An article which mentioned a stunt to publicise Rhinestone Mondays, ahead of its opening at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, in September.

"It stars Lyn Paul from the New Seekers, Faye Tozer and Ian 'H' Watkins from Steps and Shaun Williamson from EastEnders."

Williamson attended the 17th Wolvestock festival of country music to take part in a record-breaking line dance - an attempt to have the greatest number of people dancing to the same musical track simultaneously at a country music festival.

Did they do it? Yes they did!

 Birmingham Mail, 26th August 2011.

Steps pair line dancing again
by Diane Parkes

An interview with Faye Tozer and Ian 'H' Watkins, which mentionsed that they'd "share the stage with former EastEnder Shaun Williamson and singer and actress Lyn Paul" in Rhinestone Mondays.

 Daily Gazette, 26th August 2011.

I’ve worked on ’Enders and Extras, but it was so nearly Morrisons...
by Neil D'Arcy-Jones

An interview with former EastEnder Shaun Williamson about his role as Brian the barman in Rhinestone Mondays.

“We’ve also got a great cast, including Lyn Paul. I was a massive New Seekers fan, so I’m going to be boring her a bit."

 Midlands Zone, September 2011.

Are Steps back together again?

"Alas not - but ex-Steps stars Faye Tozer and Ian 'H' Watkins join Shaun Williamson (Barry from EastEnders) and musical legend Lyn Paul (ex-New Seekers) to star in Rhinestone Mondays."

 Western Mail, 2nd September 2011.

Autumn gold

"Former Steps stars Ian 'H' Watkins and Faye Tozer team up with former EastEnder Shaun Williamson and Lyn Paul for this new feel-good country music comedy."

 Evening News (Edinburgh), 8th September 2011.

5.. 6.. 7.. 8.. Ian steps out of the pop world in favour of a line dance
by Liam Rudden

An interview with Ian 'H' Watkins which mentioned his co-stars in Rhinestone Mondays.

"Rhinestone Mondays finds Watkins starring alongside ex-EastEnder Shaun Williamson, New Seekers' Lyn Paul and fellow Steps band-mate Faye Tozer."

 Birmingham Mail, Friday, 9th September 2011.

EastEnder heads for the country
by Diane Parkes

An interview with Shaun Williamson and Lyn Paul in which Lyn recalled her childhood: "I was brought up on country music... My father was a huge country fan. Every Sunday morning we would have 'Ring Of Fire' blasting out."

 The Times, Friday, 9th September 2011.

Rhinestone Mondays
by Libby Purves

A review of Rhinestone Mondays: "No diamond, but a reasonable rhinestone." Lyn Paul's character, Sophie, is described as "a disappointed vamp"!

 Evening News (Edinburgh), Thursday, 15th September 2011.

Spotlight on : Theatre
by Liam Rudden

"Shaun Williamson is no stranger to the Capital... Next week, Williamson returns as scene-stealing barman Brian in Rhinestone Mondays, alongside New Seekers star Lyn Paul and Steps' Faye Tozer and Ian 'H' Watkins."

 The Herald, Thursday, 22nd September 2011.

Rhinestone Mondays, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
by Marianne Gunn

"The singing saviour of the piece was Lyn Paul (of New Seekers fame) but her senior-citizen crush on male lead Tom (Anthony Topham) was pretty incongruous and her songs (Tammy Wynette's Stand By Your Man and Patsy Cline's Crazy) were more in need of a sledgehammer than a shoehorn to fit them into the script."

 South Wales Echo, Friday, 30th September 2011.

Love, Life

"Shaun Williamson, Faye Tozer, Ian 'H' Watkins and Lyn Paul line dance their way to Cardiff in the feel good Country music comedy Rhinestone Mondays at the New Theatre..."

 Northern Echo, Saturday, 1st October 2011.

Local heroes
by Steve Pratt

An interview with Anthony Topham, which mentioned that he would be appearing in Rhinestone Mondays at the Newcastle Theatre Royal with "Shaun Williamson (Barry from EastEnders) and Lyn Paul, late of the New Seekers."

 Western Mail, Monday, 3rd October 2011.

Toeing the line
by Dave Owens

An interview with Ian 'H' Watkins, which mentioned that he would be appearing in Rhinestone Mondays at the New Theatre, Cardiff "with Shaun Williamson (Barry from EastEnders), singer and actress Lyn Paul, as well as his former Steps' colleague Faye Tozer."

Another version of the interview appeared in the South Wales Echo the following day.

 South Wales Echo, Tuesday, 4th October 2011.

Livin' the country life
by Dave Owens

A variation of the interview with Ian 'H' Watkins, which had appeared in the Western Mail the day before. As with the earlier version, it mentioned that he would be appearing in Rhinestone Mondays at the New Theatre, Cardiff "with Shaun Williamson (Barry from EastEnders), singer and actress Lyn Paul, as well as his former Steps' colleague Faye Tozer."

'H' described Duncan, the character he played in the show, as "a little bit deluded and very camp, which as you can imagine is a bit of a stretch for me to play."

 Northern Echo, Thursday, 6th October 2011.

Mrs. Johnstone was my saviour
by Steve Pratt

Lyn Paul talked about Rhinestone Mondays and the role of Mrs. Johnstone in Blood Brothers, which she described as the "absolute making of me."

 Daily Express, Saturday magazine, Saturday, 22nd October 2011, page 18.

Whatever happened to the New Seekers
by Tony Padman

A summary of Lyn Paul's life in show business before and after the New Seekers, including a plug for her calendar in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.

 Liverpool Echo, Wednesday, 5th November 2011.

Musical stars in calendar

"Actresses who have starred in the hit West End musical Blood Brothers have posed nude for a calendar in aid of an Alzheimer's charity.

Past and present female stars of the show... were persuaded to take part by 1970s' pop singer Lyn Paul who has starred in the show."

Similar news items also appeared in the Coventry Telegraph (5th November) and the Western Daily Press (7th November).

 Daily Mail, Tuesday, 6th December 2011.

A bear hug for Barry, the panda of love
by Craig Brown

"Experts say that 'mood music' is essential to the creation of an atmosphere in which pandas feel sufficiently at ease to mate.

Consequently, in the Seventies, hunky singer Barry White made a whistle-stop trip to Britain to give a special live performance of You're My First, My Last, My Everything to Chia-Chia and Ching-Ching in their London Zoo love-nest.

Sadly, White's performance came to a halt when Chia-Chia mistook the burly love-god for a fellow panda and leapt on him in a fit of passion. Zookeepers noted that Ching-Ching spent most of her time asleep, occasionally complaining of a headache. It later emerged that she had always been more of a New Seekers' fan."

 Daily Telegraph, Wednesday, 21st December 2011.

Live the dream... while it lasts
by Peter Stanford

"Neil Reid could write the book on the fickle nature of the fame... Fresh from a victory in the public vote on Opportunity Knocks in 1971, 12–year–old Reid's version of Mother Of Mine was beaten to the top of the Christmas charts by the New Seekers' I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing."

 The Express, Thursday, 22nd Devember 2011.

Neil knows how it feels to lose out as festive No.1
by Tom Fullerton

X-Factor winners Little Mix found themselves in the same predicament as Opportunity Knocks winner Neil Reid - held off the number one spot they thought was theirs. Who would have thought the New Seekers and the Military Wives had anything in common?

"Almost half a century apart... Motherwell-born Neil and Little Mix were pipped at the post. The New Seekers topped the 1971 charts with I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing and the Military Wives Choir is certain to keep Little Mix at number 2 with Wherever You Are."

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