Sixties Quiz – Eurovision Song Contest Trivia from 1960s
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#1. 1969, Lulu represented United Kingdom in The Eurovision Song Contest with which song?
Boom Bang-a-Bang was the United Kingdom entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1969. It was sung by Lulu, and was co-written by Alan Moorhouse and Peter Warne. The song peaked at number 2 in the UK Singles Chart and was a major hit throughout Europe.
#2. At the Eurovision Grand Prix in 1966, Merci, Chérie was the winning song for which country?
Merci, Chérie was the winning song in the Eurovision Grand Prix (Eurovision Song Contest) 1966. The song was performed by Udo Jürgens for Austria. Lyrics were in German, despite the French words of the title.
#3. In 1965, France Gall won the Eurovision Grand Prix with "Poupée de cire, poupée de son". Which country did she represent?
Poupée de cire, poupée de son was the winning entry in the Eurovision song contest of 1965. It was performed in French by French singer France Gall, representing Luxembourg. The song was composed by Serge Gainsbourg.
#4. In 1967, Bill Martin and Phil Coulter wrote the Eurovision Grand Prix winning song for which artist?
Bill Martin and Phil Coulte wrote Puppet on a String, which won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967. It was performed by British singer Sandie Shaw. It later became her third number 1 hit in the UK.
#5. How many times did France win the Eurovision Song Contest during the 1960s?
France won the Eurovision Song Contest three times during the sixties:
- In 1960, with Tom Pillibi (Jacqueline Boyer).
- In 1962, with Un premier amour (Isabelle Aubret).
- In 1969, with Un jour, un enfant (Frida Boccara).
France also finished third three times during the 1960s.
United Kingdom won twice and finished second five times during the 60s.
#6. Which country hosted The Eurovision Song Contest (Eurovision Grand Prix) three times during the 1960s?
In 1960 and 1963 the contest was hosted by the BBC in London when the Netherlands and France, respectively, declined due to expense. UK also hosted the contest in 1968 after Sandie Shaw won in 1967 with Puppet on a String.
#7. In 1968, the British entry was "Congratulations" performed by Cliff Richard. The song finished in which place?
Congratulations was the UK entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1968, performed by Cliff Richard. It finished second losing to Spain’s entry La, la, la by just one point. Congratulations was a huge hit throughout Europe.
#8. In 1960, Jacqueline Boyer won the Eurovision Grand Prix with "Tom Pillibi". Which country did she represent?
In 1960, Jacqueline Boyer won the Eurovision Grand Prix (Eurovision Song Contest) for France singing Tom Pillibi, with music composed by André Popp and lyrics by Pierre Cour. The resulting single reached #33 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1960
#9. In 1965, Kathy Kirby ended up in second place at the Eurovision Grand Prix with which song?
Kathy Kirby was an English singer best known for her cover version of Doris Day’s Secret Love (peaked at number 3 in British charts) and for representing the United Kingdom in the 1965 Eurovision Grand Prix (Eurovision Song Contest) with I Belong, finishing in second place. I Belong peaked at number 36 on the UK charts.
#10. At the Eurovision Song Contest in 1969, four countries shared the number one position. Which country ended up at the 16th and last position?
Norway finished at the last position with only one point. The song was Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli performed by Kirsti Sparbo.
Portugal finished as number 15, Germany as number 9, and Monaco as number 6.
1960s Music Quiz – Eurovision Song Contest Trivia
Eurovision Song Contest Grand Prix in the Sixties
How much do you know about the Eurovision Song Contest in the 1960s?
Which winning artist in the sixties performed barefoot? Which country did France Gall represent? Which country recorded the most wins during the sixties?
Take this quiz and learn more about one of the world’s longest-running television shows.
The First Competition Aired in 1956
The televised song contest was originally an offspring from the San Remo Music Festival and premiered in 1956.
Only seven countries participated the first year, with each country represented by two songs. The winning song was “Refrain”, performed by Lys Assia and representing the host nation Switzerland.
The first participating countries were Belgium, France, (West) Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, and Switzerland.
By the 1960s, between 16 and 18 countries were regularly participating each year.
In the beginning, the show was broadcasted under the name of “Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson Européenne” in French and as the “Eurovision Song Contest Grand Prix” in English. From 1968, the ‘Grand Prix’ was dropped from the English title and the French name became “Concours Eurovision de la Chanson” just a few years later.
The initial rules specified that only solo performers were permitted to enter the contest. This was soon changed to also allow duos to compete, but groups or bands were not allowed to enter the competition before 1971.
Remember which duo was the first to win the contest? Yes, it was in the sixties…
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