United Kingdom : Yesterday the terrible news that singer/songwriter Lynsey de Paul passed away unexpectedly at the age of 64.
Many will remember Lynsey for her performance at Eurovision in 1977 when she and fellow singer/songwriter Mike Moran brought the United Kingdom to second place at the contest with their song ‘Rock Bottom’. They certainly did not finish rock-bottom as the song went on to be a huge hit across Europe.
Lynsey was an iconic British singer and songwriter and was well-known before she represented the UK at Eurovision in London. Songs like ‘Sugar me’ and ‘No Honestly’ had been hits at home and abroad.
She won 2 Ivor Novello Awards and was also a member of the Eurovision Jury for the UK in 2012.
Lynsey died yesterday of a sudden brain haemorrhage and the sympathies of the Eurovision Ireland team are with her friends and family.
She will never be ‘Rock Bottom’ with us.
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Eurovision Ireland