British singer-songwriter Lynsey de Paul, who represented the UK in 1977 with “Rock Bottom”, has died aged 64 of a suspected brain haemorrhage.

Mike Moran and Lynsey de Paul
Mike Moran and Lynsey de Paul

De Paul co-wrote and duetted on “Rock Bottom” with Mike Moran. Their catchy ode to relationship resilience saw the UK place second, with the song charting in eight European countries. Lynsey returned to the world of the ESC in 2012 as a UK jury member.

Aside from her Eurovision success, De Paul also had a career as a pop star. Her biggest hit was the saucy “Sugar Me”, which was a number-one European hit in 1972.

De Paul was also a notable songwriter and in 1974 was the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello award. She won a second Novello the following year.

Speaking to the BBC, broadcaster Esther Rantzen praised de Paul, saying, “She could do everything – she could sing, she could compose, she was an immensely talented artist.”

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Mark
Mark
6 years ago

RIP 🙁

Ggmlr
6 years ago

An Ivor Novello winning artist represented UK in 1977. A condition that seems impossible in 21st century. RIP.

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

Mike Moran and Lynsey de Paul were the duo Paula Seeling and Ovi from Romania could be compared to … but that for would sound unflattering. Mike and Lynsey were humorous but still sounded musically good, no miracles or fires were every required … and no fake circle-sized keyboards in those days fortunately. RIP Lynsey

Sarah Boucher
6 years ago

the video was Norwegian commentary. Norway’s participant that year was Anita Skorgan.

Ian Charlton
Ian Charlton
6 years ago

Sad – I have nice memories of her music. RIP Lyndsey.