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Hazel O’Connor

Coventry girl Hazel O’Connor launched herself as a singer/songwriter with a starring part in the music industry movie Breaking Glass (1980) – scoring a Top Five hit single with Eighth Day in the process.


Her first album was recorded with a group called Megahype, which included her brother Neil on guitar.

Her career continued to thrive with several follow-ups, but by 1982 she had fallen out with her manager and her record label and could not record for nearly two years.

A subsequent 14-year legal battle to claim royalties for her songs left her financially and emotionally drained, and her eventual return was, unfortunately, less notable than her fans had expected.