15 November – Joy to the world

If you have never seen a contest from the 1970s, you’ve seriously never lived. They were a feast for eye and ear.

You got conductors who liked to stamp their feet. Like today’s conductor Rainer Pietsch. He was in Stockholm with today’s birthday girl Joy Fleming (née Erna Raad). She makes an impression, and takes animation to another level. Not because of fancy backdrops, but because of, well, watch the video to find out.

Joy is 72 today.

Frohe Geburtstag, Joy!