18 January – Like two pearls from the sea

If you liked yesterday’s pick from 1963, then you’ll be happy that I’m staying in the same decade for today’s song. Today you have an extra treat though, in that we’re in glorious colour.

If you’re up on your Eurovision history, you’ll know that we got four winners for our money. It must have been great of you were in the audience, as you got four times the reprise of a regular contest. Luckily, if you’re not a fan of reprises, the rules have since been changed to sort out a tie for the wonning.

Italy had high hopes in 1969 when they sent future game-show host and MEP birthday girl Iva Zanicchi. She wasn’t that successful.

Iva is 76 today.

Buon compleanno, Iva!

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