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Northampton, England-based girl group the Paper Dolls teamed vocalists Suzi "Tiger" Mathis, Pauline "Spyder" Bennett and Sue "Copper" Marshall. Signing to the Pye label, the group's debut single "Something Here in My Heart (Keeps Telling Me No)" reached the number 11 spot on the UK pop charts in 1968, resulting in the release of the LP Paper Dolls House. Although the trio's ultra-mod image made them ideal for merchandising -- toys, books and the like were all produced -- their chart appeal proved surprisingly slim, and after the singles "My Life (Is in Your Hands)" and "Someday" stiffed, Pye dropped the group. In 1970 the Paper Dolls landed at RCA, where they issued two more singles -- a cover of "My Boyfriend's Back" and "Remember December" -- before dissolving; a decade later, Mathis returned to the UK charts as the vocal coach for the St. Winifred's School Choir, which scored the surprise number one hit "There's No-One Quite Like Grandma."