Alma Cogan (pictured here with The Beatles) was an English singer of traditional pop music in the 1950s and early 1960s. Dubbed "The Girl With the Giggle In Her Voice", she was the highest paid British female entertainer of her era. Throughout the mid-1950s, she was the most consistently successful female singer in the UK. Alma Cogan died in 1966 at 34.

Alma Cogan (pictured here with The Beatles) was an English singer of traditional pop music in the 1950s and early 1960s. Dubbed "The Girl With the Giggle In Her Voice", she was the highest paid British female entertainer of her era. Throughout the mid-1950s, she was the most consistently successful female singer in the UK. Alma Cogan died in 1966 at 34.

23rd February 1964. Singer Alma Cogan and the Beatles at the Welcome Home party she hosted at her Kensington flat upon the Beatles return from America the day before.

23rd February 1964. Singer Alma Cogan and the Beatles at the Welcome Home party she hosted at her Kensington flat upon the Beatles return from America the day before.

Sandie Shaw is an English pop singer, who was one of the most successful British female singers of the 1960s. In 1967 she was the first British act to win the Eurovision Song Contest. She has been described as "the barefoot pop princess of the 1960s". Between 1964 and 1967 she scored 7 UK top ten hits, with three of them reaching No. 1 ("Always Something There To Remind Me", "Long Live Love" and "Puppet On A String").

Sandie Shaw is an English pop singer, who was one of the most successful British female singers of the 1960s. In 1967 she was the first British act to win the Eurovision Song Contest. She has been described as "the barefoot pop princess of the 1960s". Between 1964 and 1967 she scored 7 UK top ten hits, with three of them reaching No. 1 ("Always Something There To Remind Me", "Long Live Love" and "Puppet On A String").

The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. The Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. The Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

Dusty Springfield was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual sound, she was an important blue-eyed soul singer and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with six top 20 singles on the United States Billboard Hot 100 and sixteen on the United Kingdom Singles Chart from 1963 to 1989. Her image has made her an icon of the Swinging Sixties.

Dusty Springfield was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual sound, she was an important blue-eyed soul singer and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with six top 20 singles on the United States Billboard Hot 100 and sixteen on the United Kingdom Singles Chart from 1963 to 1989. Her image has made her an icon of the Swinging Sixties.

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The Beatles clowning around with fellow Liverpool singer Billy Kramer (also managed by Brian Epstein) and hit UK singer Susan Maughan, 1963

The Beatles clowning around with fellow Liverpool singer Billy Kramer (also managed by Brian Epstein) and hit UK singer Susan Maughan, 1963

Helen Shapiro is an English singer and actress. In 1961, aged fourteen, she had a UK No. 3 hit with her first single, "Don't Treat Me Like a Child", and two number one hits in the UK, "You Don't Know" and "Walkin' Back to Happiness".She had a No. 2 in 1962 with "Tell Me What He Said", achieving her first four single releases in the top three of the UK Singles Chart. Her last UK top-10 single was "Little Miss Lonely" which peaked at No. 8 in 1962.

Helen Shapiro is an English singer and actress. In 1961, aged fourteen, she had a UK No. 3 hit with her first single, "Don't Treat Me Like a Child", and two number one hits in the UK, "You Don't Know" and "Walkin' Back to Happiness".She had a No. 2 in 1962 with "Tell Me What He Said", achieving her first four single releases in the top three of the UK Singles Chart. Her last UK top-10 single was "Little Miss Lonely" which peaked at No. 8 in 1962.

Cilla Black is an English singer, actress, and entertainer. She began her career as a singer in 1963, and is most famous in the UK for her singles "Anyone Who Had a Heart" (1964) and "You're My World" (1964), both of which reached number one. Black had eleven Top Ten hits on the British charts between 1964 and 1971. In May 2010, new research published by BBC Radio 2 showed that her version of "Anyone Who Had a Heart" was the UK's biggest selling single by a female artist in the 1960s.

Cilla Black is an English singer, actress, and entertainer. She began her career as a singer in 1963, and is most famous in the UK for her singles "Anyone Who Had a Heart" (1964) and "You're My World" (1964), both of which reached number one. Black had eleven Top Ten hits on the British charts between 1964 and 1971. In May 2010, new research published by BBC Radio 2 showed that her version of "Anyone Who Had a Heart" was the UK's biggest selling single by a female artist in the 1960s.

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