May 7, 1977: Eurovision – France win in London

The Eurovision Song Contest 1977 was held in London. The presenter was Angela Rippon.

Marie_Myriam-1977The contest was won by Marie Myriam, representing France, with the song “L’oiseau et l’enfant” (The Bird and the Child). This was France’s fifth victory, a record at the time (since equalled by Luxembourg and the United Kingdom, and surpassed by Ireland and Sweden). It was also France’s second victory on English soil, as well as its most recent victory to date. [Wikipedia] The song reached No 42 in the UK Singles Chart.

Watch the performance on the شكري الغالي YouTube Channel.

Lynsey_de_Paul-Mike_Moran-1977

The United Kingdom entry was “Rock Bottom” performed by Lynsey de Paul & Mike Moran. [Wikipedia]. The song reached No 19 in the UK Singles Chart.

Watch the performance on the EurovisionMovies YouTube Channel.

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