Following the 1969 song contest in which four, yes four, countries tied in first place (including Lulu with “Boom Bang-a-Bang“), the voting system was changed from the 1970 contest onwards to ensure there wasn’t a repeat of joint winners.
Welsh singer Mary Hopkin’s song was selected via the TV show “It’s Cliff Richard!” where she performed six different numbers until the winning song, “Knock Knock, Who’s There?”, was voted for by public postal vote.
In the run up to the contest, the United Kingdom entry was the favourite to win but was pipped at the post, finishing in second place, by young 18 year old Irish singer Dana who won with “All Kinds of Everything”, but still went on to sell millions of copies around the world.
Before the song contest, Mary Hopkin was one of Apple Records’ first singers who produced her chart-topping song “Those Were the Days”, the second single to be released on Apple after “Hey Jude”.
“Knock Knock, Who’s There?” was lauded by audiences and record-buyers at the time and is still loved by fans to this day.
Also available as part of a group of four prints.
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.
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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