1 November – Put the microphone in front of you

It’s a new month, with more endless possibilities. So why have I picked the birthday I have?

Well, we like to get people talking here, so hopefully you’ll be talking about tonight’s pick in the playground/by the watercooler/between herding the goats. Our birthday boy is no longer with us, due to a fatal accident in 1988. His song was a quirky little number, and it was on after the winner of the song that won in 1981. There was even the same colour scheme used by Carlos Manuel de Marques Paião and his very mobile backing singers. As we say, it takes all sorts to make a contest, and this was all sorts of something. I’ll let you decide what.

Carlos would have been 61 today.