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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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2012

In 2012 Lyn Paul looked back on her career in an interview with The Beat magazine. Meanwhile ex-New Seeker Eve Graham headed for New Zealand...

 Northern Echo, Wednesday, 26th January 2012.


It's all in the blood
by Steve Pratt

Steve Pratt interviewed Maureen Nolan on her return to the role of Mrs. Johnstone in Blood Brothers. Lyn Paul was mentioned in the list of "great Mrs. Johnstones... Lyn Paul, Stephanie Lawrence, Kiki Dee, Petula Clark, Carole King, Helen Reddy and ex-Spice Girl Melanie C (who won an Olivier best newcomer award)."

 Sunday Mail, Sunday, 22nd January 2012.


Seekers' star Eve hits road

The Sunday Mail (Glasgow) announced that former New Seeker Eve Graham would be playing 12 dates in New Zealand in May, accompanied by her husband Kevin "Danny" Finn.

Eve is quoted as saying: "I think it's fantastic to get such an opportunity at my age, to have something so exciting to look forward to."

 Daily Record, Tuesday, 24th January 2012.


Seeking a comeback

The Daily Record also reported on Eve Graham's planned tour of New Zealand.

"Scot Eve Graham is putting on 12 concerts in New Zealand in the spring. And she hopes to make a UK comeback after that."

 The Times, Saturday, 18th February 2012.


This week I'm wearing
by Laura Craik

Laura Craik took a look at the latest fashion: "the 'homespun' or 'craft' theme... a look directly off the Burberry catwalk, and a major trend this spring."

"Understandably, there will be those of you who can't think of anything worse than walking around looking like one of the New Seekers, and that's fine. Can't I even tempt you with a bit of linen? No? OK then - as you were."

 The Times, Wednesday, 21st March 2012.


You'll never stop me loving you - Stock Aitken and Waterman's star acts are reuniting for a summer show. Never mind the naysayers, they made perfect pop, says Bob Stanley
by Bob Stanley

"Throwaway pop and serious-minded rock will always have more in common than NME or Mojo would like to admit. Note how Oasis took a chunk of the New Seekers' I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing for their single Shakermaker."

 Sunday Telegraph, Sunday, 25th March 2012.


From The Archive: 40 Years Ago This Week
by Paul Clements

"The Eurovision Song Contest was won in Edinburgh last night by Luxembourg, with the tune Apres Toi. Britain's New Seekers came second - pipped by only 14 votes - with their song Beg, Steal Or Borrow. An estimated 400 million viewers across Europe and, by means of satellite, in other parts of the world watched the contest. They heard Vicky Leandros sing the winning entry in the city's Usher Hall. As so often in the past, Britain could only manage runner-up." March 26 1972

 Nottingham Evening Post, Friday, 27th April 2012.


Paper Lace hitch a ride for another tour Down Under
by Andy Smart

"Now... the reformed Paper Lace, with Philip Wright, Cliff Fish and new members Paul Robinson and Phil Hendricks, have gone back to New Zealand, booked by the same promoter, for a '70s tour. The line-up also features ex-New Seekers vocalist Eve Graham. They will be doing a whistle-stop tour of 12 venues in 14 days."

 Eastbourne Herald, Saturday, 14th April 2011.


Charities to benefit as Bob Bevan marries Laura Collins

Lyn Paul was mentioned in a news article about the marriage of Bob ‘the Cat’ Bevan, one of the UK’s leading after-dinner speakers, and his partner of more than 20 years, actress and dancer, Laura Collins.

"Actors Brian Murphy, Linda Reagan and Barbara Thorn will be giving readings at the wedding and Lyn Paul, a former member of the New Seekers, will be singing."

 The Beat, Vol. 11, No. 121, April 2012, pages 6-7.


Sentimental singer is no fool
by Ralph Gowling

Lyn Paul talked to Ralph Gowling about the "dizzy heights" she enjoyed with the New Seekers:

"Now sometimes, I wish I could go back for say just three weeks to enjoy it because when you're there at the time and young, you often don't realise what is actually happening... I didn't enjoy it perhaps the way I should have done. I was homesick most of the time because we lived in America for six months of the year."


The Beat, April 2012 (front cover).

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 Radio Times, 5th-11th May 2012, page 146.


My Watchlist: Tony Blackburn

Asked 'Did pop stars once throw themselves at you?' DJ Tony Blackburn replied:

"Well, I did go out with Lynn [sic] Paul of the New Seekers. She was very short-sighted, so I had to read the restaurant menu to her. I don't even think she realised she was out with me."

 Daily Mail, 1st May 2012.


I did very well with the ladies, says Tony Blackburn...
by Sara Nathan

A repeat of material from a Radio Times article published the same week, but this time Lyn's name was spelt correctly.

"Well, I did go out with Lyn Paul of the New Seekers. She was very short-sighted, so I had to read the restaurant menu to her. I don't even think she realised she was out with me."

 The Mirror, 1st May 2012.


Tony Blackburn: Fluff Freeman made a pass at me

The Mirror repeated Tony Blackburn's claims to the Radio Times that DJ Alan Freeman had once made a pass at him at a party and that one of his "conquests" had been Lyn Paul.

"She was very short-sighted, so I had to read the restaurant menu to her. I don't even think she realised she was out with me."

 Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2012.


Ren Harvieu,
Through the Night

by Helen Brown

A review of Ren Harview's album Through The Night.

"There are chiffon shades of the Seventies in her tone and phrasing, with echoes of Karen Carpenter, Crystal Gayle, Melanie Safka and the New Seekers' Eve Graham."

 The Times, 8th May 2012.


Wall of fame
by Ram Mashru

Nigella Lawson said she was "really embarrassed to admit" that Robert Redford and David Cassidy had been her pin-ups; Alistair Campbell was not so embarrassed to reveal that Lyn Paul had once been a pin-up of his.

"I was always more into sport than pop music, though I did have a picture from a newspaper of Lyn Paul, who I still quite fancy..."

 The Dominion Post, 9th May 2012.


Paper Lace takes you back
by Colin Morris

A review of a Smash Hits 70s show at the Opera House, Wellington on 7th May, featuring Paper Lace and ex-New Seeker Eve Graham.

"The second hour featured Eve Graham (dressed in a gorgeous silver outfit that would have done Shirley Bassey proud) and husband Danny (Kevin) Finn, whose harmonies and those of Paper Lace propped up Graham's vocals sadly lacking in the mid range.

Another female to add counterpoint would have helped.. "

 Daily Telegraph, 27th June 2012.


A degree in the music biz is bound to lack soul
by Bob Stanley

In an article about "Britain's first degree course in music industry management and promotion" Bob Stanley wrote:

"The New Seekers scored million-selling singles around the time of Young's After The Goldrush and Harvest - their light pop was perfect for adverts and Radio 2 in the early Seventies, but their catalogue has little worth today beyond kitsch value."

 The Guardian, 7th August 2012.


Blood Brothers ends 24-year West End run
by Maev Kennedy

"The musical Blood Brothers, which has been running in London's West End since 1988, is to close in October...

The central role of the twins' mother has been played by Barbara Dickson, Clodagh Rodgers, Kiki Dee, Lyn Paul, Stephanie Lawrence and no fewer than four of the Nolan sisters."

 Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2012.


I'd like to teach men to behave
by Tim Walker

Former New Seeker Eve Graham commented on the "Seventies predators making headlines today."

 Evening Standard, 5th November 2012.


Stars return for Blood Brothers' farewell
by Alistair Foster

With the curtain about to come down on after 24 years, London's Evening Standard reported: "Blood Brothers stars Lyn Paul, Warwick Evans, Mark Hutchinson, Jan Graveson and Sean Jones have rejoined the company for the final shows.

 Aberdeen Press & Journal, 15th November 2012.


Blood Brothers, His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
by Susan Welsh

As the touring production of Blood Brothers arrived in Aberdeen, Susan Welsh talked to Niki Evans.

"It's just as well Niki has a powerful voice as she's following in some pretty big footsteps. The celebrated role of Mrs. Johnstone has been played by such well-known actresses as Stephanie Lawrence, Clodagh Rodgers, Kiki Dee, Lyn Paul, Siobhan McCarthy, and four of the Nolan sisters (Linda, Bernie, Denise and Maureen)."

 Express On Sunday, 30th December 2012.


New Seeker Eve: I cannot believe DLT groped fans
by Peter Robertson

In the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, Eve Graham told the Peter Robinson that she "felt sorry" for celebrities such as the disc jockey Dave Lee Travis and cast doubt on the allegations made against him: "I would be very surprised if there was anything at all in the claims against DLT."

Reflecting on the pop scene of the 1970s, Eve said: "While some artists did go with young groupies, the guys in the New Seekers would respond by saying 'Let's get out of here!' They weren't interested in quickies round the back of the bikesheds."

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