France Gall & Udo Jürgens
France Gall won for Luxembourg with the Serge Gainsbourg song “Poupée de cire, poupée de son”. Translated as wax doll, rag doll, in French it has double meanings of vinyl babe, sound puppet, referencing the pop industry of the era.
Part of the burgeoning “yé-yé” sound of European pop music, along with Françoise Hardy and Gillian Hills, two years later Sandie Shaw won the song contest for the United Kingdom with another puppet themed entry, “Puppet on a String”.
Austrian singer Udo Jürgens represented his country twice, in 1964 & 1965, before winning the song contest in 1966 with the song “Merci, Chérie”.
Udo’s entry in 1964 “Warum nur, warum?” so impressed the United Kingdom’s entrant that Matt Monro released his own version as “Walk Away” with English lyrics. Monro went on to record more English versions of Jürgens’ songs including his 1966 winner “Merci, Chérie”, “Without You”, “The Music Played”, “Lovin’ You Again” and “If I Never Sing Another Song”.
Art & Hue presents Euro Song, a collection of stylish pop art featuring singers from across the years in homage to the European song contest.
Originally created to bring the nations of Europe together after the Second World War, the contest has produced singers and groups who endure to this day, as well as creating its own brand of Euro-Speak song titles which transcend language barriers.
Exclusively by Art & Hue, the Euro Song collection is available in three sizes & many colour options, printed on museum-quality archival card of 310gsm, made from 100% cotton, with fine-art pigment inks for longevity.
Available in A4, A3, and A2 sizes to fit standard-size picture frames. Please note that black frame is not included – for a guide on choosing a frame size take a look here.
Also available as part of a group of four prints.
Part of the Euro Song collection of stylish pop art prints inspired by singers from the European song contest, featuring Art & Hue’s signature halftone style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the printed image, similar to newspapers or comic books).
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