THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING THE 1951 CLUB.
The 57th Eurovision Song Contest is being held tomorrow in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Much has been said concerning the pros and cons of holding such a competition and it certainly has been the subject of much controversy over the years … but it is still very much with us and attracting as much attention as ever.
There is a very definite 1951 connection with the Eurovsion.
The United Kingdom has won the contest 5 times and one of those times was in 1976 when Brotherhood of Man sang ‘Save Your Kisses for Me’ which went on to become an international hit. Nicky Stevens, a member of the group which is still going strong, was indeed born in 1951.
Ireland have won no less than a record number 7 times, including 1970 when Dana (pictured left) sang a charming song called ‘ All Kinds of Everything‘. Dana was also born in … 1951.
Dave Benton (born 1951) won the contest for Estonia in 2001 with a song called ‘Everybody‘. He performed alongside budding Estonian rock singer Tanal Padar and boyband 2XL.
At the time of winning he did not actually speak Estonian.
Anne-Karine Strøm (born 1951) represented Norway three times. Sadly despite her efforts she finished in last place twice including 1974 when a group called ABBA won. The winner takes it all!
These YouTube links will take you to their Eurovision performances:
Brotherhood of Man Dana Dave Benton Anne-Karine Strom
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