Tag Archives: Singing

Sing for Your Supper!

Plot

In 1860, orphans Hannah and Oliver Franklin come to London to find their Uncle George, but find he is deceased. Silas Grodget, a theatrical agent, finds Hannah a job on stage and she becomes a popular singer. But Grodget is an unscrupulous man who intends to make a profit out of Hannah.

Supper

Notes

  • Artist: Dudley Wynne

Appeared

  • Sing for Your Supper! –  Mandy: #918 (18 August 1984) to #931 (17 November 1984).

 

Slave of the Top Twenty

Plot

Andrina Faye is Britain’s top girl pop star and her records all hit the Top Twenty. But this is because Mr Faye is blackmailing Jill Summers into using her voice for the recordings by threatening to get Mr Summers sent to prison for embezzling. Then Jill discovers that Mr Faye framed her father.

Twenty

Notes

  • Artist: Tony Thewenetti

Appeared

  • Slave of the Top Twenty –  Mandy:  #471 (24 Jan. 1976) – #481 (03 Apr. 1976)

 

The Little Songbird

Plot

In 1880, the Forsyth family are left penniless after the death of the father. One daughter, Amy, is sent to a London school to study music while the younger daughter, Sally, goes to Paris with her mother, who had never shown her much affection. Mrs Forsyth wants to pursue art, and pursues it with single-mindedness that comes at the cost of the household’s welfare. But her paintings are not good enough to sell, so Sally secretly turns to singing to make ends meet.

Songbird

Notes

  • Artist: Don Walker

Appeared

  • The Little Songbird  – Judy:  circa #1492 (20 August 1988) – (?)

 

Sing a Sad Song

Plot:

Orphan Cindy Ella is treated badly by Aunt Vera and her family. Their only interest is the pop group they run. Cindy is forced to sing backstage while the group’s vocalist Katey mimes. Benny, the drummer in the group and family friend, is the only one to be kind to Cindy.

Sad Song

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Sing a Sad Song – Judy:  #1061 (10 May 1980) – #1070  (12 July 1980)

 

The Forbidden Choir

Plot

In the village school of Rittley the students must work had for their exams in the hopes of getting into a nearby Grammer School. All games, music and other activities are banned making it quite a miserable place. This changes when Dora Fenton meets with the mysterious Miss Hilda Julian, who has recently moved to the village. Miss Julian sets up a choir in secret.

forbidden choir

Notes

  • Text Story

Appeared

  • The Forbidden Choir  – Judy:  #47 (03 December 1960) – #62 (18 March 1961)

Bonnie and the Desmonds

Plot

Thirteen year old Bonnie Clyde was maid of all work for her Aunt Deirdre, Uncle Terrace and spiteful cousins Marcia and Faye Desmond. Bonnie’s luck seems to be changing when her beautiful voice won a holiday camp talent contest with a group formed with her cousins, though Marcia and Faye saw themselves as the stars.

Notes

Appeared

  • Bonnie and the Desmonds – Mandy: #583 (18 March 1978) – #597 (24 June 1978)

The Search for the Singing Princess

Plot

Young Linda Channon had a beautiful and unusual singing voice. She had runaway from her guardians, the Jacksons who were travelling entertainers. Seeing a picture of herself in a newspaper, she thought they were advertising for her return. In fact the picture was published by a famous film director Guy Darran, who was looking for Linda to star in his new film “The Singing Princess”.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Search for the Singing Princess – Mandy: (?) – #419 (25 January 1975)