Sunday, April 03, 2016

FLASHBACK: BROTHERHOOD OF MAN WIN EUROVISION ON APRIL 3, 1976

The Nederlands Congrescentrum in The Hague hosted the 21st Eurovision song contest on April 3, 1976. The famous 12 points made its second appearance - but not yet in the order from 1 to 12 but in the running order. 18 countries took part when Malta, Sweden (officially because they claimed not being able to host if they won again, but there were heavy protest against Eurovision in Sweden at the time) and Turkey withdraw but Austria and Greece returned. malta had actually chosen an entry (Enzo Guzman) but withdraw for reasons unknown and wouldn't return until 1991. Turkey withdraw due to the Turkish invasion of Cyprys, the reason Greece withdraw the year before... 
UK scored one of the biggest Eurovision winners and hits ever with Brotherhood of Man's Save your kisses for me. It's propably the best selling winning song to date with over six million singles sold all over world and being the best selling single in the UK of the year, and scored 9.65 points per country, a record with the current voting system. The song was covered succesfully already in 1976 by other artists like Margo Smith and Bobby Vinton. Brotherhood of Man themselves recorded the song in Spanish in 1991. And the band is still going on.....
France came second with Catherine Ferry and Monaco's Mary Christy was third.



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