Monday, December 1, 2014

Music Monday - "Walkin' Back to Happiness" by Helen Shaprio (1961)

Helen Shapiro was a 14 year old teenager when she recorded "Walkin' Back to Happiness" in 1961.  She had a pop career in the early 1960's in London, and The Beatles toured as her supporting act during 1963.  Helen Shapiro is famous for rejecting a Beatles composition.  Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote "Misery" for her, but she decided not to record it. 

I first heard "Walkin' Back to Happiness" this year on the PBS Masterpiece Mystery! series Breathless.  I liked it from first listen, and find it perfect for a Monday morning.