Sharon Tandy - on Acid Jazz Records
It’s 1968, England reign supreme and Sandie Shaw is the champion, we’re talking of course about The Eurovision Song Contest. The previous April Ms Shaw had triumphed in Vienna and all eyes were on Swinging London to find another winner on home soil. Graham Dee and Brian Potter, staff songwriters at Polydor Records, had written the Latin tinged “Walk from here to Mexico”, inspired by the forthcoming Olympic Games and had offered it to Sharon Tandy for her next release, having recorded a demo of the track it was decided instead to enter the song for said song contest but in a cruel twist of fate it was submitted just after the entry deadline and the track was shelved. Had it made it, the name Sharon Tandy would these days be familiar to all but as it is she remains an enigma, a cult, a legend but the in crowd know she was one of the greatest white female singers of the 60s.