Tonight is the Eurovision Song Contest.
I have been a fan ever since I can recall (mm the first one I seriously remember was in 1967 'Puppet on a String' sang by Sandie Shaw... I bounced on my bed aged 5 singing the song out loud to the radio. After that I recall listening to it on the radio under the covers as I was supposed to be asleep.)
So for your viewing delights I looked up who won in relation to the years of my diaries I still have & oh and where we came
22nd March 1975
... Winner was Teach-In from the Netherlands with 'Ding-a-Dong'
we came 2nd with the Shadows with 'Let me be the one'. Oh do listen to it ... it will be in your mental jukebox all day lol
oooo on that day I 'went to Mud concert it was great. I love Les Gray'.. .. .. loads of Tiger Feet dancing I expect
7th May 1977
.... top spot went to L'oisseau et l'enfant' by Marie Myrian from France ..we came 2nd with Lyndsey de Paul & Mike Moran 'Rock Bottom'
Oh that was the day I saw 'Our Kid' in Liverpool
Just had to show this one .... a typical 70s rubbish promo video ... but it is great lol
22nd April 1978
... Winner Isreal with "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" by Izhar Cohen & Alphabeta.. we came 11th with CoCo and "The Bad Old Days" (complete rubbish!! but I will give Cheryl Baker some credit she was persistent)
On this day I worked from 10.30 - 6.15.. my mate Bev was in a nark with me.. Sam came round and we had a 'good time!!' (don't ask!!!!!)
19th April 1979
.. Winner Israel (again) with 'Hallejah' by Gali Atari (isn't that a game?) & Milk & Honey.. we came 7th with Black Lace and 'Mary Ann' (not surprised there at all ... that was rubbish too)
I got up at 10.00. Went to town & bought £3s worth of material to make a jacket
24th April 1982
.. Gosh Germany won with 'Ein bisschen Frieden' sang by Nicole (a tra la la la along with type of tune!) ... we were 7th with Bardo and 'One Step Further'
Went to a jumble sale... watched a football game Formby v Hyde (4-1 to Hyde).. partied at Mikes (mmm I wonder if it was a Euro Party?? Probably not)
23rd April 1983
.. Luxembourg won!(do they ever win anything??) .. Corrine Hermes (I had a Hermes scarf once and I cut it up for dolls bedding!!) ... we came 6th with 'I'm never giving up' by Sweet Dreams
Nothing in the diary except a reminder for my Mums Birthday !
5th May 1984
.. Winner 'Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley' (wtf!!) by Herreys from Sweden!! we came 7th behind this with 'Love games' by Belle and the Devotions
Superb EuroTrash !! God our song must have been complete pants !!!
Nothing in the diary let me think? .. May 1984?... ah yes! I was about to sit my final exams in Business and Finance with Marketing at the now John Moores University ...
15th May 1993
... Winner Ireland with Niamh Kavanagh & 'In your Eyes'... we came 2nd with a fellow Scouser Sonia with 'Better the Devil you Know'
Nothing in this diary for today but I do know I was way heavily pregnant with teen with only 4 weeks to go :-)
So tonight me and Teen will be watching it ... & ordering a take away ... more about that in another post.
So good luck Jade ... I think you may need it