Saturday, 14 May 2011
The Eurovision Song Contest (On the Radio Times)
Yes folks, tonight is the night we have the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Personally speaking, I hate the fucking thing, but there you go, there for the grace of God! This is also an opportunity for me to continue with my Radio Times Front Cover obsession and see how the great magazine has covered the contest over the years.
UK entrant Kathy Kirby came second in 1965 with the song 'I Belong.'
Sandie Shaw became the first UK winner in 1967 with 'Puppet on a String.' The song was chosen by viewers from five sung by Sandie on The Rolf Harris Show.
In 1974, RT pictured Eurovision veteran Cliff Richard alongside the UK's latest entrant, Olivia Newton-John.
Angela Rippon made the cover of RT in 1977 as she presented Eurovision.
In 2004, RT celebrated the 30th anniversary of Eurovision's biggest success story