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Helen Shapiro: Cloud 95

Jon Savage, MOJO, February 1995

HELEN SHAPIRO WAS BRITAIN'S FIRST TEENAGE FEMALE pop star. Born in 1946, she made her first record at the age of 14, for Norrie Paramor at EMI: 'Don't Treat Me Like A Child' was a massive hit which shot Shapiro into the upper echelons of Brit pop – where she stayed, through two Number 1s (including 'Walking Back To Happiness'), until late 1962.

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