30 September – Thank you, thank you, thank you

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It’s treat time at Café Oneurope, with a classic winning song. It’s one of those that still gets fans going, over 50 years after it won. And it came from the first winner to accompany himself at the piano (unless you know differently). It just shows how talented he was.

It was, of course, Udo Jürgen Bockelmann, known to us as the great Udo Jürgens. He sadly died just before Vienna hosted the contest for a second time in 2015, but the tribute to him at the contest left no dry eye in the house. He would have been a welcome addition to that show. However, this song you’ll see below was not his first foray into Eurovision. In 1964 and 1965 he’d finished sixth and fourth, so he was sneaking up on that win. Maybe Jedward should tried for a third year in a row…

Udo would have been 83 today.