Eurovision 1967 Winner Sandie Shaw (Photograph courtesy of dindebat.dk)

Eurovision 1967 Winner Sandie Shaw (Photograph courtesy of dindebat.dk)

Eurovision Winners Sandie Shaw and France Gall made announcements yesterday about their music careers. Sandie Show gave a frank interview to the Daily Telegraph in the United Kingdom where she announced her official retirement from the Music Industry.

Sandie Shaw was one of the most successful female recording artists of the 1960’s with 3 number 1 singles and of course provided the United Kingdom with their first win at Eurovision. In 1967 Shaw took to the Eurovision stage in Vienna barefoot and won a landslide victory for the UK with the classic song “Puppet On A String”

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Sandie said that her last performance which was on the “Jools Holland” television show on New Year’s eve. After the show she said “I went away to have a sabbatical, I looked up into the starry sky and said, ‘That’s it. I’m pleased with what I did. That’s a great finishing point’. And that was that.” Shaw feels that the Music Industry is full of wonderful talent ““Do people really want to see a woman of 66 on stage when you’ve got all these lovely young people doing amazing things?” – Well we for one would love to see Sandie Show live again!

Sandie’s last performance

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In complete contrast France Gall, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965 for Luxembourg, is to be honored in a special French TV show to be aired this summer. “Poupée de cire, poupée de son” won her the Eurovision Song Contest and she was still achieving success up until the late 1990’s in parts of Europe.

Eurovision Winner 1965 - France Gall

Eurovision Winner 1965 – France Gall.   (Photograph courtesy of YouTube)

Her songs still remain popular today but will be shared with a new generation in the show “Ce soir, on chante France Gall,” or “tonight we sing France Gall.” The show will feature modern artists interpreting Gall’s songs. Gall has been living in Africa for many years but returned to France in 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of her husband, Michel Berger. She is preparing a show based on the songs of her husband  and is due to be aired in 2014. Her Eurovision win in 1965 was seen as a turning point in the Contest as the song was seen as being very modern and nothing so current had won the Eurovision like her entry.

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2 Eurovision Stars who will always honored by fans worldwide. 

Author/Website Co Founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Sources : Daily Telegraph and Wort.lu

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