Eurovision Song Contest Of 1960 British Final &

A Song For Europe 1961

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Eurovision Song Contest of 1960 British Final 

Date: Saturday 6th February, 1960 at 21:30

Venue: BBCTv Theatre, London

Presented by David Jacobs

Eric Robinson and Orchestra

Musical Associate; Alan Bristow

Produced by Harry Carlisle

Voting:  Seven Regional Juries, with 15 people in each jury. Juries: South Of England, Midlands, North of England, Scotland, Wales, West of England and Northern Ireland.

Following the format from the previous year, there were two heats, each with six songs, and the top three from each going forward to the final. However seven songs appeared in the final, three from the first heat and four from the second. there was a tie for first place in the second  heat. In the coming weeks, songs4europe.com will  update this information on the running order and composers for the heats.

 

Heat One

Tuesday 2nd February, 1960 at 21:16:31'

  • Pickin' Petals Composed by Stan Butcher & Syd Cordell. Sung by Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson 
  • Mi Amor Composed by Frederick Lydiate & Harry Rabinowitz. Sung by David Hughes with Jimmy Fraser
  • As The Big Dipper Dipped. Composed by Ken Hare. Sung by Don Lang
  • Friendly Street Composed by Colin Cleaver. Sung by Benny Lee
  • Unexpectedly Composed by Susan Morrel. Sung by Lita Roza
  • Each Tomorrow Composed by  Chris Charles & Ronald Bridges. Sung by Malcolm Vaughan

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Heat Two

Thursday 4th February, 1960 at 21:22:24'

  •  When The Tide Turns  Composed by David West (aka Norman Newell) & Manioli Di Veroli. Sung by Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson
  •  Girl With A Curl  Composed by Donald Phllips. Sung by Ronnie Carroll
  • Teenage Tears Composed by Ronald Bridges. Sung by Vince Eager
  • Looking, High, High, High Composed by John Watson. Sung by Bryan Johnson
  • Love, Kisses And Heartaches Composed by David Green. Sung by Marion Keene
  • Love Me A Little Composed by Howard Barnes & Cliff Adams. Sung by Dennis Lotis

The Final  6th February 1960 at 21:30:04'

The songs were performed in the following order:

Title Artist Placing
When The Tide Turns Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson
Girl With A Curl Ronnie Carroll
Each Tomorrow Malcolm Vaughan  4th
Mi Amor David Hughes (aka Geoffrey Paddison) with Jimmy Fraser (Guitar)  2nd
Unexpectedly Lita Roza  
Looking, High, High, High Bryan Johnson  1st
Love Me A Little Dennis Lotis  

At the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 1960 in London, United Kingdom on 25th March, Looking, High, High, High finished in second place with 25 points. It was conducted by Eric Robinson. The song reached number 20 in the UK charts. See more on the Eurovision Song Contest 1960 in the Host Years section.

For more information on David Hughes see www.davidhughestenor.co.uk 

For more information on Malcolm Vaughan see www.malcolmvaughan.com

For more information on Lita Roza see www.litaroza.co.uk  

For more information on Vince Eager see www.vinceeager.co.uk

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A Song For Europe 1961

Date: Wednesday 15th February, 1961 at 19:30

Venue: BBCTv Theatre, London

Presented by Katie Boyle.

Backing Vocalists: Beryl Stott Singers and George Mitchell Singers

Musical Associate: Alan Bristow

Voting:  12 Regional Juries (Aberdeen, Glasgow, Belfast, Leeds, Bangor, Manchester, Norwich, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Bristol & Southampton) 

Title Composer(s) Conductor Artist Points Placing
The Girl Next Door Bunny Lewis (aka Bridges Lewis) & Harry Robinson (aka Henry MacLeod Robertson) Harry Robinson (aka Henry MacLeod Robertson) Craig Douglas (aka Terence Perkins)  3 7th=
Too Late For Tears David Lee & Clive Westlake Johnny Gregory Valerie Masters  3 7th=
Dream Girl William Crompton & Morgan Jones Johnny Douglas Mark Wynter (aka Terence Lee Lewis) 16 4th
I Will Light A Candle Jack Waterhouse Wally Stott Anne Shelton  4 6th
A Place In The Country Tim Page, Harry Shaberman & John Harris Johnny Douglas Bryan Johnson  6 5th
Why Can't We Eric Boswell Frank Barber Ricky Valance(aka David Spencer) 24 3rd
Are You Sure John Allison (aka John Alford) Harry Robinson (aka Henry MacLeod Robertson) The Allisons (Bernard Colin Day and John Alford) 31 1st
Suddenly I'm In Love Eric Boswell Frank Cordell Steve Arlen 30 2nd
Tommy John Watson Bob Sharples Teresa Duffy  3 7th=

At the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 1961 in Cannes, France, on 18th March, Are You Sure finished in second place with 24 points. It was conducted by Harry Robinson. The song reached number two in the UK charts. In addition the song Dream Girl reached number 27 in the UK charts.

For more information on Ricky Valance see www.rickyvalance.com

For more information on Mark Wynter see www.markwynter.com

For more information on Anne Shelton see www.anne-shelton.co.uk

 
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