Saturday, April 19, 2008

Those Were the Days

There aren't enough pictures of Mary Hopkin looking impossibly sweet on this blog. About time I remedied that situation.

It's easy to forget how popular Mary Hopkin became in the late '60s after she was sucked into the Beatles' orbit. In a fairly short space of time she went from innocent Welsh-language folkie to Apple starlet to wife of American record producer Tony Visconti. Despite going into semi-retirement soon after her nuptials she still managed to do backing vocals on David Bowie's Low album in 1977. That's her you can hear sighing on Sound and Vision.

Here she is pictured on the cover of a Yugoslavian magazine called Arena in 1969.

You can find a good online critical essay on Mary Hopkin by Sarah Hill for Radical Musicology here.