"Golden Lights" was covered by The Smiths in the 1980s, and appeared on their compilation albums, The World Won't Listen, and Louder Than Bombs. The Smiths' singer, Morrissey, was a great admirer of Twinkle. "Golden Lights" was written about her ex-boyfriend, Dec Cluskey of The Bachelors.
Twinkle's effort, "A Lonely Singing Doll", is the English language version of France Gall's 1965 winning Eurovision Song Contest song for Luxembourg, "Poupée de cire, poupée de son". The song was originally written by Serge Gainsbourg. After recording six singles for Decca Records she first 'retired' at the age of eighteen in 1966.
Twinkle's fame faded in the late 1960s, although she continued to record into the early 1980s. Her later recordings appeared under the name "Twinkle Ripley" and she also recorded with her father, Sidney Ripley, as Bill & Coo.
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