A Song For Europe 1976/1977

SFE76A Song For Europe 1976

Date: Wednesday 25th February at 19:30

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Michael Aspel

Musical Director: Alyn Ainsworth

Produced by Stewart Morris

Voting: Regional Juries 

 

 

  Title  Composer(s)  Artist 
 1 Wake Up  David Hayes & Phil Dennys * Co-Co (Terry Bradford, Cheryl Baker, Kay Langfield, Keith Hasler and Peter Pereira)
 2 Do You Believe In Love At First Sight?  Ron Roker, Gerry Shury, Chris Rae & Frank McDonald   Polly Brown 
 3 Save Your Kisses For Me  Tony Hiller, Lee Sheridan & Martin Lee  Brotherhood Of Man (Martin Lee, Lee Sheridan, Nicky Stevens and Sandra Stevens)
 4 Couldn't Live Without You  Paul Curtis  Hazel Dean 
 5 A Love For All Seasons  Wayne Bickerton & Tony Waddington  Champagne 
 6 Ain't Gonna Take No For An Answer  Tony Craig & Eddie Adamberry  Frank Ifield 
 7 Maria  Rod McQueen & Eva McQueen  Sunshine 
 8 Love's A Carousel  Harold Spiro  Tammy Jones (aka Helen Wyn Jones)
 9 Going To The Movies  Daniel Boone  Joey Valentine 
10  Love, Kiss & Run  Barry Blue & Stephen Worth  Sweet Dreams (Polly Brown and Tony Jackson) 
11  Take The Money And Run  Roger Saunders & Scott English   Louisa Jane White 
12  Queen Of The Mardi Gras  Geoff Stephens & Tony Macaulay (aka Anthony Instone)  Tony Christie (aka Anthony Fitzgerald)

* Research has subsequently revealed that Wake Up was actually composed by Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker, with slightly different lyrics. It was recorded by the group The Arrows, but never released at the time. It has since appeared on a compilation album of The Arrows released in 2004.

joeyvalentine

            coco761            louisajane76

 

 THE VOTING  Bristol  Bangor  Leeds  N'wich  N'Castle  A'deen  B'mgham  Mancs  Belfast Cardiff   P'mouth Glasgow  So'ton   London Total   Placing
 Wake Up  11 11 11 12   9  9 11 10  9 10 12  7   5 11  138 2nd
 Do You Believe..   2  3  8  9   3  2 12   8  4   4   6  3   2  5   71 10th
 Save Your Kisses ..

 

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 9  12  8  12  12   5  11  11  11  10  12   8  10  140  1st
 Couldn't Live..  3  4  4  6   2   8  10   6   8   7   4  5   7   3   77  8th =
  Love For All Season   8   5   2   5  11   3   6   5   7   5   5  2   4   9   77  8th =
 Ain't Gonna ...   4   1   1   1   1   1   1    3   2    1   2   1   1   1   21  12th
 Maria   6   6   5   4   5  11   4   1   6   3  11   8   6   4   80   7th
 Love's A Carousel   1  12  10   7   7  10   2   4  10   9   7   4   9   6   98   6th
 Going To Movies   5  10   3   2   4   6   3   2   3    2   1   6   3   2   52  11th
 Love, Kiss , Run  12   2   7  11   8   4   8    7   5   8   8   9  12   8  109   4th
 Take The Money..  7   8   6   3  10   5   9   9   1   6   9  10  10   7  100   5th
 Queen Of The Mardi 10   7   9  10   6   7   7  12  12  12   3  11  11  12  129   3rd

 

At the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 1976 in The Hague, Netherlands on 3rd April, Save Your Kisses For Me finished in first place with 164 points. The song was conducted by Alyn Ainsworth. It reached number one in the UK charts. See more details on the Eurovision Song Contest 1976 in the Winning Years section. A Song For Europe 1976 exists in the BBC archives.

For more information on Brotherhood Of Man see www.brotherhoodofman.co.uk

For more information on Tony Hiller see www.tonyhiller.com

For more information on Tony Christie see www.tonychristie.com 

For more information  on Tony Macaulay see www.tonymacaulay.com

For more information on Tammy Jones see www.tammyjones.co.nz

For more information on Tony Waddington see www.tonywaddington.co.uk

For more information on Hazell Dean see www.hazelldean.net 

For more information on Ron Roker see www.ronroker.com

For more information on Frank Ifield see www.frankifield.com

 

beano77

A Song For Europe 1977

Date: Wednesday  9th March, 1977 (Scheduled at 19:30)

Broadcast on Radio 2 at 21:02

Venue: New London Theatre

Presented by Terry Wogan

Musical Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst

Produced by Stewart Morris

Voting: Regional Juries 

  Title  Composer(s)  Artist 
 1 What Do You Say To Love  Nick Ryan & Robin Slater  Mary Mason 
 2 Where Were You When I Needed Your Love  John Macleod & Dave Meyers The Foundations (Leroy Carter, John Savile, Valentine Pascal, Clem Curtis & Georges Delanbanque)
 3 Leave A Little Love  Alan Hawkshaw & Ray Cameron  Tony Monopoly (aka Antonio Rosario Monopoli)
 4 If Everybody Loved The Same As You  Geoff Stephens & Don Black  Lyn Paul (aka Linda Susan Belcher)
 5 Just For You  Biddu, Gerry Shury & Ron Roker  High Society (Garry Travers, Joy Yates, Jacquie Sullivan & Alex Keenan)
 6 A Little Give, A Little Take  Roger Greenaway & Tony Macaulay  (aka Anthony Instone) Carl Wayne (aka Colin David Tooley)
 7 Rock Bottom  Lynsey De Paul (aka Lynsey Monckton Rubin) & Mike Moran  Lynsey De Paul (aka Lynsey Monckton Rubin) & Mike Moran 
 8 You're My Sweet Sensation  Melvyn Taggart & Raymond Roberts  Sweet Sensation (Vincent James, St Clair Palmer, Seaton Daye & Ricki Patrick)
 9 Swings And Roundabouts  Richard Crowe & Nicholas Portlock  Val Stokes 
10  Everybody Knows  Freddie Phillips  Beano (Freddie Phillips, Ken Smith, Ray Johnson &John Birch)
11  After All This Time  David Mindel & Gary Benson  Wesley, Park & Smith (Steve Womack, Lennie Wesley, Terence Jenkinson & Christopher Smith Eusatu)
12  Promises, Promises  Richard Gillinson & David Hayes  Rags (Jill Shirley, Steve Glen & Nichola Martin)

sweetsensation77

           rags77          lynpaul77   

 THE VOTING  Belfast  Bristol  A'deen  Leeds  Bangor  London  B'mgham  Cardiff Glasgow  Mancs   So'ton N'wich  N'castle  P'mouth   Total  Placing
 What Do You Say To Love   7  10  10  10  11   9  12  10   9   7   6  12  10   9  132   2nd

 Where Were You When I..

 10  11   8   4  10   8   7   7  11  11   7   9  12  10  125   3rd
 Leave A Little Love   1   7   7   1   4  12   1   3   7   6   2  10   3   2   66   9th
 If Everybody Loved Same   4   4   5   6   2   5   5   5    8   9   5   7   6   3   74   6th =
 Just For You  11   1   3   8   9   6   2   2   6   4   4   1   9   8   74   6th =
 A Little Give, A Little Take   5   6   6   7   7   4   4   4   1   1   9   3   1   4   62  10th
 Rock Bottom  12  12  12  12  12  11   8   9  12   3  12   5  11  12  143   1st
 You're My Sweet Sensation   2   5   4   2   3  10   3   6   2   8   8   6   7   7   73   8th
 Swings And Roundabouts   8   2   2   3   5   1   6   1   5  12   1   2   8   1   57  12th
 Everybody Knows   3   3   1   5   1   3  11  12   3   2   3   4   4   4   60  11th
 After All This Time   6   8  11  11   6   2  10  11   4  10  11   8   2   6  106   5th
 Promises, Promises   9   9   9   9   8   7   9   8  10   5  10  11   5  11  120   4th

 

At the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 1977 in Wembley, United Kingdom on 7th May, Rock Bottom finished in second place with 121 points. It was conducted by Ronnie Hazlehurst. The song reached number 19 in the UK charts. Lynsey De Paul & Mike Moran also recorded a German version of the song entitled Fur Immer. See more details on the Eurovision Song Contest 1977 in the Host Years section.

For more information on Lynsey De Paul see www.lynseydepaul.com

For more information on The Foundations singer Clem Curtis see www.clemcurtis.com 

For more information on David Mindel see www.mindelmusic.com

For more information on Lyn Paul see www.lynpaulwebsite.org 

For more information on Don Black see www.donblack.co.uk

For more information on Alan Hawkshaw see www.alanhawkshaw.com 

For more information on Carl Wayne see www.carlwayne.co.uk 

For more information on Tony Macaulay see www.tonymacaulay.com

 
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