In a new series of articles, we look at what happened at the Eurovision Song Contest and Family of Events #OnThisDay. Today is 6th April 2018 and we have a special anniversary for the United Kingdom.
6th April 1968 – 50 Years Ago Today
On this day in 1968, the 13th Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Royal Albert Hall, London. Cliff Richard took part for the United Kingdom and lost out to victory by 1 point – to Massiel of Spain, with “La, La, La”.
6th April 1974 – 44 Years Ago Today
ABBA took victory for Sweden at the 19th Eurovision Song Contest, this time taking place in the Brighton Dome. ABBA took victory with their entry “Waterloo” and 24 points. However the United Kingdom awarded them absolutely nothing!
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland