Mary Hopkin was born on May 3rd in Ystradgynlais, near Swansea.Wombat-socho has "Rule 5 Sunday: Tammie Jo Shults" up and running for your viewing pleasure.
Alongside playing solo gigs and with her band around the local clubs, Mary released an album of Welsh language songs on a label called Cambrian who were based in her home town of Pontardawe, before signing to the Beatles' Apple Records. The model Twiggy saw her winning the British ITV television talent show Opportunity Knocks and recommended her to Paul McCartney. She became one of the first artists to record on The Beatles' Apple record label.
Mary's debut single, 'Those Were the Days', produced by Paul McCartney, was released in the UK on August 30th, 1968. On 21 February 1969 her debut album, Postcard, also produced by McCartney, was released.