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Mike Tramp & The Rock `N`Roll Circuz

Mike Tramp & The Rock `N`Roll Circuz © Mediefabrikken.dk
 
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The return back home to Denmark by Mike Tramp, formerly known as Michael Trempenau, has so far resulted in this “come back” album: Mike Tramp & The Rock `N`Roll Circuz. A lot of things have happened since 1978, when he represented Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Mabel’s drum on auction despite protests

Mabel's Drum © Lauritz.com

The drum Mabel used on stage in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1978 has been a big part of their image and also quite significant for the many fans. It is now completely over for the band that featured big success both in Denmark and abroad. The drum is up for auction this week, but many are disappointed by the thought of it ending up in the wrong hands.

Allsång på Skansen program includes many MF and Eurovision Song Contest acts

Allsång på Skansen ©  SVT

As usual several participants from Melodifestivalen and the Eurovision Song Contest are to found as guests in one of Sweden’s most popular TV programs. The 2009 season of Allsång på Skansen, which is also the 30th year anniversary, includes four Eurovision Song Contest participants, two of them winners and many Melodifestivalen acts.

Mabel’s biggest hits for the first time on CD

Mabel - Det Sidste Boom

Mabel, who represented Denmark when the country returned to Eurovision Song Contest in 1978, has released a double CD containing all their biggest hits. The band had a few hectic years with international success, but has not previously released on CD. The new album includes a special 2009 edition of their Eurovision Song Contest entry.

Mabel back together again for AllStars competition against another Eurovision Song Contest participant

Mike Tramp and Bamse © Gudmund Thai/TV2

An introduction program tonight for the Danish AllStars 2009 revealed that Mike Tramp (Mabel, 1978) will compete against Bamse (Bamses Venner, 1980) and four other well known Danish artists. A surprise came when Mike Tramp decided to reunite Mabel.  All will be fighting for their city to win money for local charity.

Dansk Melodi grand Prix album doing well on the charts

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2009, Brinck and Johnny Deluxe albums

The official album with all 10 songs from the 2009 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix is becoming a best seller, as usual. The charts also reveal that the re-lease of the 2008 album from Brinck, who won the Danish national final, is selling well. The Danish album top40 includes several Eurovision Song Contest connections.

Aqua- star names child after Eurovision entry

René Diff and Rikke Nielsen © Ekstrabladet.dk

When former member of the Danish super group Aqua, interval act at the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest held in Copenhagen, René Diff and his wife Rikke Nielsen recently had a daughter they decided to name her after their favourite song from a Dansk Melodi Grand Prix; “Boom Boom” that represented Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1978. Ok, the girl isn’t called “Boom Boom”, but instead Mabel which was the name of the group who sang it.

René Diff and Rikke say that they love the song, as it is about two hearts pounding together in love!

Olivia Newton John celebrates 60th birthday today

Olivia Newton-John ⓒ Michael Buckner/Getty Images

It may be hard to believe that the 1974 British Eurovision Song Contest representative has hit the big 60, but it's true.  The English-born songstress has had a long and illustrious career and now commits most of her time to fundraising for cancer research.

Kim Larsen records CD with children songs

Kim Larsen © Kim Larsen & Kjukken

Since the early 70’s Kim Larsen has been among the most popular names in Denmark with almost all of his albums being best sellers. However, he only came third in the Danish final in 1979. In October he will release a new album full of Danish children songs.

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