"Puppet On A String" was the winning entry for the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest, and the first such win for the UK. The song was Sandie Shaw's thirteenth single; backed by "Tell The Boys" and written by the team of Bill Martin/Phil Coulter, it was released on the Pye label, and also topped the UK singles chart becoming her third number one, a record for a female artist.
The song was selected for Eurovision on The Rolf Harris Show
, where she performed no less than five potential entries. In a BBC TV programme screened in April 2009, Sandie said for her it was the least favourite of the songs she showcased, something she has apparently said many times before. As with many of her singles, she recorded it in other languages, and it became the biggest seller of the year in Germany. In 2007, she re-recorded the song (in English!) for her sixtieth birthday.
This "Puppet On A String" is not to be confused with an earlier song of the same name
that was recorded by Elvis Presley.
Alexander Baron - London, England