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Name  Lena Martell

Role  Singer


Albums  One Day At a Time - The Ultimate Collection
Movies  Lena Martell: Songs from a Woman's Heart
Similar People  Lena Zavaroni, Cristy Lane, Marijohn Wilkin, The Alexander Brothers, Marilyn Sellars

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Lena Martell (born Helen Thomson; 15 May 1940, Possilpark, Glasgow) is a Scottish singer, who had a number one UK single with "One Day at a Time" in 1979.

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She began singing at the age of 11 with her eldest brother's band. After his untimely death, she decided to pursue a career in music as a tribute. She had released a number of standards in the 1970s on the Pye record label and drew crowds at cabarets. Her cover of the song "One Day at a Time", written by Marijohn Wilkin and Kris Kristofferson, reached the top of the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in November 1979.

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Her follow-up singles failed to chart, so she has the dubious honour of being classified as a one-hit wonder, though this should be viewed in the context that she was successful and had a BBC TV show which was also successful. She once owned two Betamax video recorders on which she used to record Coronation St for her mother while away on tour. At that time, only three hour tapes were available, and a long tour would amount to more than three hours of Martell, hence the need for two recorders. She placed six albums in the UK Albums Chart between 1974 and 1980, including four that reached the Top 20.

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Although out of the limelight for a while nursing her sick mother, Martell has now returned to the music industry, and is still touring the UK. She has released a few albums on the ScotDisc label. Her double album One Day at a Time: An Anthology of Song was released on Castle Records in 2003.

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Health

Martell had surgery to replace a valve in her heart, and in March 2008 underwent a triple heart bypass operation.

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Lena Martell Wikipedia


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