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Saturday 30 August 2014

Pop star in tune for gospel concert

Sixties pop star Helen Shapiro is coming to Downpatrick later this month to hold a Gospel Outreach concert.



Her most famous hit, Walking Back to Happiness, made her a recording star at the age of 14 in 1961, and she had a number of other songs including You Don't Know which propelled her to international stardom.

In 1987, she became a Christian and two years later she began performing gospel concerts to coincide with the release of her first gospel album, The Pearl, which became a best-seller along with Kadosh.

In 1983, she began a series of special Gospel Outreach concerts in which she not only sings but also shares her Christian faith.

Her autobiography entitled, Walking Back To Happiness, was published in 1993 by Harper Collins and she has held Gospel Outreach concerts in many parts of the world, including the USA, Africa and Russia.

Her Downpatrick concert is scheduled for September 21 in the leisure centre, starting at 7.30pm. There will be a nominal charge of £3 per ticket.

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