(Philips 845 398-2)
To Your Heart
Dances With Wolves
Bright New Day
1991 sees Lyn Paul on the move. Together with her husband Alan and their two-year-old son, Ryan, Lyn moves from her home in Putney to a new house in Windsor, just two doors down from her parents and her youngest sister Nikki. They call their new home Ryalyn - a combination of their three names: Ryan, Alan and Lyn!
A compilation CD of the New Seekers' Greatest Hits is released on 11th April on the Philips label. The CD features Lyn Paul singing the lead vocal on four of the tracks - Just An Old Fashioned Love Song, I Get A Little Sentimental Over You, You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me and the UK's 1972 Eurovision entry Beg, Steal Or Borrow
On 4th May Nikki follows in Lyn's footsteps. She represents the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in Rome, singing backing vocals for Samantha Janus on the song A Message To Your Heart. Despite being awarded 10 points by the Maltese jury (which temporarily puts the song into sixth place), A Message To Your Heart never threatens the main contenders. The song comes 10th out of the 22 entries with a score of 47 points - 99 adrift of the Swedish and French entries, both of which finish on 146 points. Amid chaotic scenes, a count back of first and second place votes gives Carola from Sweden the narrowest of victories.
During the Summer Lyn Paul plays a Summer Season in Bridlington with the Simmons Brothers and pianist Bobby Crush.
On Sunday, 1st September Lyn joins Russ Conway and friends at the Bristol Hippodrome for a Charity Gala show in aid of the Russ Conway Cancer Fund. Among the other stars taking part are: Bob Monkhouse, Larry Grayson, Roy Hudd and Ruby Murray.
In December Willy Russell's musical Blood Brothers transfers to the Phoenix Theatre. Within half a dozen years this is the very musical and the very stage where Lyn Paul will make her West End début.
Meanwhile, Lyn takes to the stage at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton in a "gloriously rude" production of Aladdin. Starring alongside Gareth Hunt and the Krankies (Janette and Ian Tough), Lyn is described in the local Express & Star as "a sensible principal boy who also happens to be a competent vocalist." The show runs from 18th December to 26th January 1992.
Lyn had previously starred alongside the Krankies in Aladdin at the Sunderland Empire back in 1987. She had also performed at the Grand Theatre before, in the 1988 production of Babes In The Wood.
John Barry, who wrote and produced Lyn Paul's first solo single Sail The Summer Winds, wins an Oscar (his fifth) for 'Best Music, Original Score' for his soundtrack to the movie Dances With Wolves.
|In the News - 1991
||Eight officials working at the Iraqi embassy are expelled from the UK on 3rd January.
A rail passenger from Orpington in Kent, Martin Strivens, is killed in a train crash at Cannon Street station in London on 8th January. A second passenger, Patricia McCay, dies three days later. 542 people are injured.
On 13th January, in an attempt to halt Lithuania's bid for independence, Soviet troops help the National Salvation Committee to take control of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius.
Saddam Hussein ignores the UN deadline of 15th January for the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait. The next day US forces began air and missile attacks on Iraq and Kuwait. On 18th January Iraq fires Scud missiles at Israel's largest city, Tel Aviv, and at its main seaport, Haifa, but the attacks fail to provoke Israel into unilateral retaliation.
||A huge earthquake hits Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The IRA fire a mortar bomb into the garden of No. 10 Downing Street on 7th February. The bomb explodes just 12 metres away from the room where the Prime Minister John Major is chairing a meeting of the Cabinet.
In Haiti, on 7th February, Jean-Bertrand Aristide is sworn in as the country's first democratically-elected President.
On 9th February Lithuanians defy Moscow by voting in favour of independence.
On Wednesday, 13th February, almost a month after the outbreak of the Gulf War, hundreds of Iraqi civilians are killed when US bombers strike military targets in the Baghdad suburbs.
Ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn (born Margaret Hookham) dies on 21st February.
On 25th February the Warsaw Pact votes to dissolve its military structure.
On Tuesday, 26th February Iraqi troops flee Kuwait City. The next day President Bush declares that the Gulf War is over. The war does not formally end until 11th April when the UN Security Council declares a permanent cease-fire.
||On 3rd March Latvians and Estonians vote for independence.
The Clash top the UK singles chart on 9th March with Should I Stay Or Should I Go. The single only reached number 17 when it was first released in 1982 but is more successful the second time around, following its use in a television commercial for Levi's 501s.
An amateur photographer films four white Los Angeles police officers beating a black motorist, Rodney King. Charges are brought against the officers on 15th March.
On Thursday, 14th March the "Birmingham six" are released from prison in England, after their convictions for the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings are quashed by the Court of Appeal. The six men from Northern Ireland (Hugh Callaghan, Paddy Hill, Gerry Hunter, Richard McIlkenny, Billy Power and Johnny Walker) receive £2 million in compensation.
Eric Clapton's four-year-old son Coner is killed on 20th March when he falls out of a 53rd floor window in New York.
In a 22-minute statement to the House Of Commons on Thursday, 21st March the Environment Secretary, Michael Heseltine, announces that the Poll Tax is to be scrapped in favour of a new Council Tax.
||All military actions of the Warsaw Pact officially cease on 1st April.
Graham Greene, author of the novels Brighton Rock, The Heart Of The Matter and Travels With My Aunt, dies in Vevey, Switzerland on 3rd April.
Israeli Housing Minister, Ariel Sharon, announces on 10th April that Israel will expand its settlements in occupied Arab territories.
On 15th April the European Community lifts trade sanctions against South Africa.
Steve Marriott, the former lead vocalist with the Small Faces and founder of Humble Pie, dies in a fire at his home on 20th April.
On 29th April a Category 5 tropical cyclone hits Bangladesh. 138,000 people are killed with as many as 10 million left homeless.
||Winnie Mandela is sentenced to six years in jail on Tuesday, 14th May for her part in the kidnap of four youths. Her sentence is later reduced to a fine.
Edith Cresson becomes the first woman Prime Minister of France on Wednesday, 15th May.
A 27-year-old from Sheffield, Helen Sharman, joins two cosmonauts aboard the Soviet Soyuz TM-12 space capsule to become the first Briton to travel in space.
The Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, is assassinated by a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber on 21st May whilst campaigning in the Indian elections.
The 16-year-long civil war in Angola is formally ended on 31st May.
||David Ruffin of the Temptations dies of a drug overdose on 1st June. Fellow band member Eddie Kendricks is arrested at Ruffin's funeral on 10th June on a charge of owing $26,000 in child support.
Three members of the IRA - Anthony Dorris, Lawrence McNally and Peter Ryan - are killed on 3rd June, when their car is ambushed by the British army as the men drive through the village of Coagh in County Tyrone.
On 13th June Boris Yeltsin is elected President of the Russian Republic.
During June the South African House of Assembly repeals apartheid legislation. Following the abolition of the Land Acts and the Group Areas Act on 5th June, the Population Registration Act is annulled on 17th June.
Berlin is once again to be the capital of Germany. On 20th June members of the Bundestag vote in favour of Berlin over Bonn by a majority of 17 votes.
The chairman of British Gas, Robert Evans, gets a 66% pay rise, taking his annual salary from £222,000 to £370,000.
Sega releases a new computer game, Sonic the Hedgehog, on Sunday, 23rd June.
Croatia and Slovenia declare independence on 25th June. Within 48 hours Yugoslav tanks and troops advance on both republics.
On 28th June Margaret Thatcher announces that she is to give up her seat in the House of Commons at the next general election.
||Michael Landon, best-known for his TV roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza and Charles Ingalls in Little House On The Prairie, dies from pancreatic and liver cancer on 1st July, aged 54.
The Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) is charged with fraud and closed down on 5th July.
On 10th July the USA lifts sanctions against South Africa.
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown get married on 18th July.
Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti gives a concert in Hyde Park to celebrate 30 years in opera. Although the number of people attending is kept down by heavy rain, it is nonetheless the biggest outdoor music event in Hyde Park since the Rolling Stones performed there in 1969.
In Moscow on Wednesday, 31st July, the US President George Bush and the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), an agreement to cut nuclear warheads by a third.
||On Thursday, 8th August the British journalist John McCarthy, who had been held captive by Islamic Jihad since April 1986, is the first of many hostages in Lebanon to be set free.
Paul Simon gives a free concert in New York's Central Park on 15th August.
On Monday, 19th August the Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev survives an attempted coup by Communist hardliners. Tanks roll into Moscow as it is announced on the radio that he has been relieved of his duties. However, thousands gather in protest and the coup collapses three days later. Gorbachev resigns as general secretary of the Communist Party and orders the Soviet Parliament to take over all Communist Party property.
||US film director Frank Capra dies on 3rd September, aged 94.
Oliver North escapes prosecution for supplying arms to Nicaraguan guerrillas when the charges against him are dropped on 16th September.
On 24th September, after more than two years in captivity, Jackie Mann is released by his kidnappers in Beirut.
Jazz legend Miles Davis dies of pneumonia and a stroke on 28th September.
On 30th September the President of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is overthrown by a military coup. During the following months thousands of Haitians flee from their homeland aboard small boats.
||The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Israel and the Soviet Union restore diplomatic relations on 18th October.
On 30th October US President George Bush opens a Middle East peace conference in Madrid, attended by Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and representatives of the Palestinians and Israel's other Arab neighbours.
||On 4th November Imelda Marcos returns to the Philippines after almost six years in exile.
The dead body of the millionaire newspaper publisher, Robert Maxwell, is found in the sea off the coast of Tenerife on Thursday, 5th November. The Prime Minister, John Major, calls him a "great character". The satirical magazine Private Eye comments: "Here lies Robert Maxwell. He lies everywhere else."
The Church of England envoy Terry Waite is released by his kidnappers on Monday, 18th November, having been held hostage in Beirut since January 1987. He arrives at RAF Lyneham the next day.
Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen, dies from pneumonia, aged 45, at his home in London on Sunday, 24th November, a day after announcing publicly that he had AIDS.
On 27th November the British and US governments demand that Libya hands over two of its intelligence agents who are implicated in the 1988 Lockerbie air disaster. The Libyans refuse.
||The journalist Terry Anderson is freed on Wednesday, 4th December, six years after being kidnapped by an Islamic militant group in Beirut.
On Thursday, 5th December, faced by debts of at least £1 billion, Ian and Kevin Maxwell call in administrators in an attempt to salvage the Maxwell business empire. Mirror Group Newspapers reveals that their father, Robert Maxwell, had removed £350 million from its pension fund shortly before his death.
On 8th December Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine form a new Commonwealth of Independent States. By 21st December the other Soviet republics (with the exception of Georgia) have all joined the CIS. On Christmas Day Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union, which in effect no longer exists.
EC Heads of State sign the Maastricht Treaty on 11th December.
The 12-year-long civil war in El Salvador officially comes to an end on New Year's Eve.
|In the Charts
|UK Chart Debuts
- Tori Amos
- M People
- Dannii Minogue
- Ocean Colour Scene
- Right Said Fred
- Take That
- 2 Unlimited
- Paul Weller
|UK Best-selling Singles
- Bryan Adams
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
- Oleta Adams
- Altern 8
Activ 8 (Come With Me)
- Army Of Lovers
- Michael Bolton
When A Man Loves A Woman
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
Should I Stay Or Should I Go
- Color Me Badd
I Wanna Sex You Up
- Beverley Craven
- P.M. Dawn
Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
- Jason Donovan
Any Dream Will Do
Love To Hate You
- Chesney Hawkes
The One And Only
- Iron Maiden
Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter
- Michael Jackson
Black Or White
- Jesus Loves You
Generations Of Love
- Sabrina Johnston
Last Train To Trancentral
- KLF featuring Tammy Wynette
Justified And Ancient
- Lenny Kravitz
It Ain't Over Til It's Over
- Julian Lennon
Crazy For You
- George Michael and Elton John
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
- Bette Midler
From A Distance
- Kylie Minogue
- Kylie Minogue
What Do I Have To Do
- Mock Turtles
Can You Dig It?
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Sailing On The Seven Seas
Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives
- Vic Reeves and the Wonder Stuff
Shiny Happy People
- Right Said Fred
I'm Too Sexy
- Diana Ross
When You Tell Me That You Love Me
Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)
Faith (In The Power Of Love)
Let's Talk About Sex
Wind Of Change
- Simply Red
Do The Bartman
- Kym Sims
Too Blind To See It
- Source featuring Candi Staton
You Got The Love
- Rod Stewart
Rhythm Of My Heart
- 2 Unlimited
Get Ready For This
The Whole Of The Moon
- Crystal Waters
Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee)
- Crystal Waters
- Wonder Stuff
The Size Of A Cow
Sunshine On A Rainy Day (re-mix)
- Zucchero featuring Paul Young
Senza Una Donna (Without A Woman)
One Hit Wonders
I Touch Myself
- Hale and Pace
and the Stonkers
- Monty Python
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
- Kiri Te Kanawa
World In Union
- Suzy Bogguss
- Michael Bolton
Time, Love & Tenderness
- Marc Cohn
- The Commitments
- Crowded House
- Dire Straits
On Every Street
We Can't Dance
- Nanci Griffith
Late Night Grande Hotel
- Chris Isaak
- Michael Jackson
- Jesus Loves You
The Martyr Mantras
- Prince and the New Power Generation
Diamonds and Pearls
- Bonnie Raitt
Luck Of The Draw
- Chris Rea
- Simply Red
The Soul Cages
- Tina Turner
Simply The Best
|At the Movies
- The Commitments
- Cyrano de Bergerac
- Dances With Wolves
- Edward Scissorhands
- Green Card
- The Grifters
- In Bed With Madonna
- LA Story
- Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
- Only The Lonely
- Postcards From The Edge
- Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves
- Romauld et Juliette
- Scenes From A Mall
- The Silence Of The Lambs
- Sleeping With The Enemy
- Stepping Out
- Tatie Danielle
- Thelma and Louise
- Truly, Madly, Deeply
- 'Allo 'Allo
- Big Break
- Birds Of A Feather
- The Brittas Empire
- The Darling Buds of May
- The Golden Girls
(USA: Series 7)
- The House of Eliott
- Jeeves and Wooster
- Julie Walters and Friends
- Keeping Up Appearances
- Last of the Summer Wine
- Murder Most Horrid
- Noel's House Party
- Only Fools and Horses
- Pole to Pole (Michael Palin)
- Prime Suspect
- Red Dwarf
- Spitting Image
(Series 13 and 14)
- Waiting for God
of the Year:
Football: Manchester United win the European Cup Winners' Cup, beating Barcelona 2:1 in the final.
Graham Taylor is appointed Manager of the England team.
Kenny Dalgleish resigns as Manager of Liverpool.
Rugby: England win the Grand Slam in the Five Nations Championship. The English team beat France in the final, despite Frenchman Phillipe Saint-Andre scoring probably the best try ever seen at Twickenham.
England also reach the final of the World Cup but lose 6-12 to Australia.
Snooker: John Parrott beats Jimmy White in the final of the World Snooker Championship. It is the third time that White has lost in the final, having been beaten by Stephen Hendry in 1990 and by Steve Davis in 1984. Parrott also beats White in the final of the UK Championship.
Tennis: Michael Stich wins the all-German men's singles final at Wimbledon, beating his compatriot Boris Becker in straight sets (6-4, 7-6, 6-4).
Steffi Graf beats Gabriella Sabatini in the women's singles final (6-4, 3-6, 8:6).
At the US Open Stefan Edberg beats Jim Courier in the men's singles final; Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova in the women's singles final.
Athletics: Liz McColgan wins the 10,000m at the World Championships in Tokyo.
Golf: Ian Woosnam wins the US Masters.
Ian Baker-Finch wins the British Open at Royal Birkdale.
The United States team wins the Ryder Cup for the first time since 1983, beating Europe by one point at the Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
Man Booker Prize
The Famished Road
Such A Long Journey
The Redundancy Of Courage
Who said that?
You could see the dampness rising from the wet raincoats like mist on the marshes.
Les Dawson, 'Independent On Sunday',
10th July 1993
Body of Baywatch, voice of Crimewatch.
Being a child is horrible. It is slightly better than being a tree or a piece of heavy machinery but not half as good as being a domestic cat.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Franklin P. Adams
An advantage of having only one child is that you always know who did it.
When talking to kids, you've got to pretend that you don't know much - and a few seconds later, you realise you're not pretending.
Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.
Children seldom misquote you. They more often repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
The affection you get back from children is sixpence given as change for a sovereign.
Children reinvent your world for you.
Children are like sponges; they absorb all your strength and leave you limp ... But give them a squeeze and you get it all back.
Ann Van Tassells
Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them ... rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde, 'A Woman Of No Importance'
If Mr. Vincent Price were to be co-starred with Miss Bette Davis in a story by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe directed by Mr. Roger Corman, it could not fully express the pent-up violence and depravity of a single day in the life of the average family.
Total commitment to family and total commitment to career is possible, but fatiguing.
A family is a unit composed not only of children, but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
The family, that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor in our innermost hearts ever quite wish to.
The family seems to have two predominant functions: to provide warmth and love in time of need and to drive each other insane.
Donald G. Smith
Ah! there is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
Jane Austen, 'Emma'
Wherever you are you should always be contented, but especially at home, because there you must spend the most of your time.
Jane Austen, 'Northanger Abbey'
Home is where the mortgage is.
Be it ever so humbug, there's no place like home.
Home is where you go to when you've nowhere to go.
Oh, Auntie Em, there's no place like home.
Dorothy (Judy Garland) 'The Wizard Of Oz'
Having a place to go - is a home. Having someone to love - is a family. Having both - is a blessing.
The outside world doesn't have a lot to offer.
You have to make your own heaven in your own home.
Home, nowadays, is a place where part of the family waits till the rest of the family brings the car back.
So, you're from Windsor. They have some lovely homes there. Do you live near any of them?
Dame Edna Everage