#BIRTHDAY: Muriel Day from Ireland is 77 today*

BIRTHDAY: Muriel Day from Ireland is 77 today*

Some of you may only have ever seen contests in glorious colour. And the quality seems to get higher every year. A pity the songs don’t always follow suit.

Although we take colour for granted now, it wasn’t always the case. The first contest to be broadcast in colour at all was in 1968, but only then the day after the live contest. But by 1969 it was more expected, so we saw all manner of bright costumes. Today’s birthday girl Muriel Day wore bright green, in a nod to her home nation. She also looked more like Sandie Shaw than Sandie Shaw. We all know 1969 produced the chaos of four winner, but Muriel finished a modest seventh with her very very contemporary little song.

*or Muriel Day could be 82 today.

Authors: Riigi Ametnik, John Stanton


7 replies »

  1. I hope you don’t mind me posting. Just I posted elsewhere she was 77 from this article and then was given the interview to watch and she says her age at the end. Great interview too. Love her.

      • Oh wow! Didn’t work that out. Such a lovely lady, no airs or graces. I had hoped to see the appearance of that first album she was planning on releasing in 2015 but I haven’t heard any further news on that.

  2. Hmm. Wrong!
    She is actually 82!!

    (check out 29.22 to hear from the lady herself.)

    You’re welcome…..

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