Shakin’ Stevens Biography (Wikipedia)
Michael Barratt (born 4 March 1948), known as Shakin' Stevens, is a platinum-selling Welsh rock and roll vocalist and songwriter who was the UK's biggest-selling singles artist of the 1980s. His recording and performing career began in the late 1960s, although it was not until 1980 that his commercial success began. His most successful songs were nostalgia hits, evoking the sound of 1950s rock and roll and pop.
In the UK alone, Stevens has charted 33 Top 40 hit singles including four chart-topping hits "This Ole House", "Green Door", "Oh Julie", and "Merry Christmas Everyone"; his last Top 40 single was "Trouble" in 2005 apart from his Christmas song, which has re-entered the UK Top 75 chart each December since 2007.
- Shakin' Stevenshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04tth9v.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04tth9v.jpg2017-02-26T16:55:00.000ZShaky popped by the studio to share memories of what would be a career-defining decade.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04tthc4
- How would Shakin' Stevens cope as the "Last Man Alive"?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p048hfjv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p048hfjv.jpg2016-09-20T13:04:00.000ZThe singer on enjoying his own company, and the message behind his new singlehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p048hfqg
How would Shakin' Stevens cope as the "Last Man Alive"?
- Shakin' Stevens opens up to Sara about his 1981 album Shakyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02yqknq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02yqknq.jpg2015-08-03T15:55:00.000ZThe 80s icon talks abot his musical pathwray that began by singing in the school choirhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02yqkv4
Shakin' Stevens opens up to Sara about his 1981 album Shaky
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