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In 1969, four countries - France, Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom - tied for first place in the Eurovision Song Contest. As at the time there were no rules for what might happen in the event of a tie, all four were awarded winning status.

Transmission Date:Saturday 29th March 1969
Host Broadcaster:Televisión Española (TVE)
Venue:Teatro Real


Laurita Valenzuela
Musical Director:Augusto Alguero
Interval Act:La España diferente (film)

EBU Supervisor:

Clifford Brown
Director:Ramon Diaz

BBC One TV Commentary:

Michael Aspel
BBC Radio Commentary:Pete Murray
(BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio 2)
United Kingdom Spokesperson:Colin-Ward Lewis


Ten members from each country, each of whom awarded one vote to their favourite song

Winning Songs:

Vivo Cantando

18 points
Composed by Aniano Alcalde & Maria Jose De Cerato

Boom Bang-A-Bang
United Kingdom
18 points
Composed by Peter Warne & Alan Moorhouse

De Troubadour
Lennie Kuhr
18 points
Composed by Lennie Kuhr & David Hartsema

Un Jour, Un Enfant
Frida Boccara
18 points
Composed by Eddy Marnay & Emile Stern
  • Although produced by TVE in colour, the programme was only broadcast in monochrome on BBC One


Songs & Scoreboard

1st =. United Kingdom: Boom Bang-A-Bang - Lulu
1st =. France: Un Jour, Un Enfant - Frida Boccara
1st =. Netherlands: De Troubadour - Lennie Kuhr
1st =. Spain: Vivo Cantando - Salome
5th. Switzerland: Bonjour, Bonjour - Paola Del Medico
6th. Monaco: Maman, Maman - Jean-Jacques
7th =. Ireland: The Wages Of Love - Muriel Day & The  Lindsays
7th =. Belgium: Jennifer Jennings - Louis Neefs
9th =. Sweden: Judy, Min Vän - Tommy Körberg
9th =. Germany: Primaballerina - Siw Malmkvist
11th. Luxembourg: Cathérine - Romuald
12th. Finland: Kuin Silloin Ennen - Jarkko & Laura
13th =. Yugoslavia: Pozdrav Svijetu - Ivan & The M's
13th =. Italy: Due Grosse Lacrime Bianche - Iva Zanicchi
15th. Portugal: Desfolhada Portuguesa - Simone De Oliveira
16th. Norway: Oj, Oj, Oj, Så Glad, Jeg Skal Bli - Kirsti Sparboe
  • A more detailed scoreboard for this event may be viewed on desktop, laptop and tablet devices
1YugoslaviaPozdrav SvijetuMilan LenticIvan & The M'sMiljenko Prohaska513
2LuxembourgCathérineAndre Pascal, Paul Mauriat & Andre BorlyRomualdAugusto Alguero711
3SpainVivo CantandoAniano Alcalde & Maria Jose De CeratoSalomeAugusto Alguero181
4MonacoMaman, MamanJo PerrierJean-JacquesHerve Roy116
5IrelandThe Wages Of LoveMichael ReadeMuriel Day & The  LindsaysNoel Kelehan107
6ItalyDue Grosse Lacrime BiancheDaianoIva ZanicchiEzio Leoni513
7United KingdomBoom Bang-A-BangPeter Warne & Alan MoorhouseLuluJohnny Harris181
8NetherlandsDe TroubadourLennie Kuhr & David HartsemaLennie KuhrFrans De Kok181
9SwedenJudy, Min VänBritt Lindeborg & Roger WallisTommy KörbergLars Samuelson89
10BelgiumJennifer JenningsPhil Van Cauwenbergh & Paul QuintensLouis NeefsFrancis Bay107
11SwitzerlandBonjour, BonjourJack Stark & Henry MayerPaola Del MedicoHenry Mayer135
12NorwayOj, Oj, Oj, Så Glad, Jeg Skal BliArne BendiksenKirsti SparboeOevind Bergh116
13GermanyPrimaballerinaHans BlumSiw MalmkvistHans Blum89
14FranceUn Jour, Un EnfantEddy Marnay & Emile SternFrida BoccaraFranck Pourcel181
15PortugalDesfolhada PortuguesaJose Carlos Ary Dos Santos & Nuno Nazareth FernandesSimone De OliveiraFerrer Trindade415
16FinlandKuin Silloin EnnenJuha Vainio & Toivo KarkiJarkko & LauraOssi Runne612



1Yugoslavia (YUG)113513
2Luxembourg (LUX)13111711
3Spain (ESP)123131322181
4Monaco (MCO)24221116
5Ireland (IRL)111313107
6Italy )ITA)11111513
7United Kingdom (UK)24315111181
8Netherlands (NLD)2131416181
9Sweden (SWE)131389
10Belgium (BEL)23122107
11Switzerland (CHE)2321122135
12Norway (NOR)1116
13Germany (DEU)3211189
14France (FRA)124421112181
15Portugal (PRT)211415
16Finland (FIN)111111612
  • Boom Bang-A-Bang reached No. 2 in the UK charts.
  • Lulu also recorded French, German, Spanish and Italian versions of the song as Boom Bang-A-Bang.

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Lulu at The Eurovision Song Contest 1969

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