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Forbes was a Swedish dansband (literal translation: "dance band") of the 1970s.
The band represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1977 with the entry "Beatles". The song is about the British band of the same name. Despite the popular topic of the song, Forbes ended in 18th and last place and mustered only two points. It was one of the worst placements ever for a Swedish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The band consisted of Peter Forbes, Roger Capello, Claes Bure, Peter Björk, Anders Hector and Chino Mariano.
The Eurovision Song Contest 1974 was the 19th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest.
The Eurovision Song Contest 1977 was the 22nd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in London, United Kingdom, following Brotherhood of Man's win at the 1976 contest in The Hague, Netherlands with the song "Save Your Kisses for Me". It was the sixth time the UK had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1960, 1963, 1968, 1972, and 1974. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the contest was held at the Wembley Conference Centre, with the final on Saturday 7 May 1977, marking the first time the event took place in the month of May since the first contest in 1956. The live show was hosted by Angela Rippon.
The Eurovision Song Contest 1999 was the 44th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Jerusalem, Israel, following Dana International's win at the 1998 contest in Birmingham, United Kingdom with the song "Diva". This was Israel's third victory in the contest, and the second time hosting the event.
Seán Patrick Michael Sherrard, better known by his stage name Johnny Logan, is an Irish singer and composer. He is known as being the only performer to have won the Eurovision Song Contest twice, in 1980 and 1987. He also composed the winning song in 1992.
Arash Labaf, known mononymously as Arash, is an Iranian singer, entertainer and producer.
Sweden has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 60 times since making its debut in 1958, missing only three contests since then. Since 1959, the Swedish entry has been chosen through an annual televised competition, known since 1967 as Melodifestivalen. At the 1997 contest, Sweden was one of the first five countries to adopt televoting. Sweden is the only country to have hosted the event in five different decades, three times in Stockholm, twice in Malmö and once in Gothenburg (1985).
Anita Skorgan is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. She represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1977 (14th), 1979 (11th) and with Jan Teigen in 1982 (12th). She was also a backing singer at the 1981 and 1983 contests, and co-wrote the 1988 Norwegian Eurovision entry "For vår jord", which placed fifth.
Dansband, or danseband in Norwegian and Danish, is a Swedish term for a band that plays dansbandsmusik. Dansbandsmusik is often danced to in pairs. Jitterbug and foxtrot music are often included in this category. The music is primarily inspired by swing, schlager, country, jazz, and rock. The main influence for rock-oriented bands is the rock music of the 1950s and 1960s.
"Lapponia" was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1977, performed in Finnish by Monica Aspelund.
"Telegram" was the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1977, performed in English by Silver Convention, a trio at the time consisting of Austrian Penny McLean, German-American Ramona Wulf and American Rhonda Heath.
"Beatles", written by Sven Olov Bagge and Claes Bure, was the song that, performed by Swedish dansband Forbes, won the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1977. The song's lyrics are about the popular 1960s British rock group the Beatles and include the phrase "Yeah, yeah, yeah" as an homage to the Beatles song "She Loves You". Forbes took the song to the United Kingdom for the Eurovision Song Contest 1977, with Anders Berglund as conductor. The audience cheered at the song, not unexpectedly since the contest took place in the United Kingdom, but the jury had another opinion. The song finished last, with only two points, from West Germany.
"Den vilda" is a winter-related song by Swedish band One More Time. It won the Melodifestivalen 1996 contest and hence became the Swedish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1996 in Oslo, Norway.
"Djambo, Djambo" is a song by Peter, Sue and Marc that represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1976, composed by Peter Reber. It is one of fourteen Swiss entries in the contest to be sung in English. Peter, Sue & Marc represented Switzerland at the Contest on four separate occasions, each time singing in a different language; in 1971 with "Les illusions de nos vingt ans" in French, in 1976 with "Djambo, Djambo" in English, in 1979 with "Trödler und Co" in German and finally in 1981 with "Io senza te" in Italian, a record in Eurovision history.
"Rock Bottom" was the British entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1977, performed in English by Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran. It was also written and produced by de Paul and Moran and released on the Polydor record label. Originally it was written for the group Blue Mink; and submitted unbeknown to de Paul and Moran as an entry for "A Song For Europe" by the publishers and when it was selected, de Paul agreed to perform the song if Moran would join her. On 9 March 1977, "Rock Bottom" was selected to represent the UK at the "A Song for Europe 1977" event held at the New London Theatre, presented by Terry Wogan.
"Swiss Lady" was the Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1977, performed in German by Pepe Lienhard Band. It remained the only Swiss entry to have reached no. 1 on the official Swiss Single Chart until their 2019 entry.
"Enséñame a cantar" is a song recorded by Spanish singer Micky. The song was written by Fernando Arbex. It is best known as the Spanish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1977, held in London.
Härliga sommardag" was the Swedish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1972, performed in Swedish by Family Four.
"En gång i Stockholm" was the Swedish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1963, performed in Swedish by one of Scandinavia's leading jazz singers, Monica Zetterlund.
Peter Boström is a Swedish music producer and songwriter. He is also known as Bassflow.
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Lars Berghagen and The Dolls
with "Jennie, Jennie"
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with "Det blir alltid värre framåt natten"