9 February – You’re like the roses that fill a garden with sweet smells

Every now and then a song comes along that is just legendary. It could be for one of several reasons. It could be a big winner, a début entry, or one that just has fine costumes or choreography.

Today’s song has one of those. I’m not saying which, as I’m sure you’ll work it out by a process of elimination. But at the time it was the highest scoring last placed song. It’s only been surpassed on a very small number of occasions. Our showman is today’s birthday boy Joe Grech. You have to admit, who else can carry off a white suit like he does. The spotted tie and handkerchief are the finishing touch. But it came last! What was Europe thinking?

Joe is 90 today.

Għeluq is-sena, Joe!

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