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Indonesian-born singer Anneke Grönloh broke boundaries and made history as the first non-White performer at the song contest when she represented the Netherlands in 1964.
Born in what was then called Dutch East Indies, Anneke had a successful music career throughout the 60s with hits including “Brandend Zand”.
She was chosen to represent the Netherlands in the 1964 with the song “Jij bent Mijn Leven” (You are My Life) which helped launch her international singing career.
Due to her record-breaking sales in the Netherlands, and the affection the public held for her and her music, Anneke Grönloh was chosen by the public as the “Singer of the Century” in 2000.
Milly Scott represented the Netherlands at the 1966 edition of the European Song Contest and made history in the process as the first Black entrant.
The contest that year was won by Austrian entry Udo Jürgens, pipping the United Kingdom entrant Matt Monro into second place, but Milly’s participation, with the song “Fernando en Filippo”, marked an important milestone in the song contest’s history.
In 1964, the Netherlands had previously entered Indonesian singer Anneke Gronloh as the first non-white participant, and Sweden’s singer in 1966 was accompanied by African American jazz musician Sahib Shihab, but Milly’s performance as the first Black headline singer for a country broke boundaries.
The following year Eduardo Nascimento represented Portugal in the 1967 contest but then it wasn’t until a decade later that another Black singer would represent their country when Germany’s Silver Convention took part in 1977 .
Since 1990 onwards, there have been more Black singers who have represented their countries over the years but it all started with the groundbreaking Black icon Milly Scott back in 1966.
Art & Hue presents Euro Song
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.
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 frames are 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).