Posts by Hans

Olivia Newton-John biography

EuroVisionary continues its row of biographies – this time it is Olivia Newton-John. Being around for more than 40 years, she still knows how to make the headlines without it being for a scandal. Born September 26 1948 in Cambridge, England, Olivia Newton-John (no alias here) was the youngest daughter of professor Brinley Newton-John, who… Read more

Olsen Brothers – Respect


Olsen Brothers latest album features Cliff Richard on two of the songs; one written by Cliff and the other one by the brothers shortly after they won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000. It is called Respect, but do Jørgen and his younger brother Niels “Noller” Olsen deserve that this time? With the two previous… Read more

Aqua- star names child after Eurovision entry

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… Read more

The Shadows

When The Shadows in 1975 sang out  "Let Me Be The One” at the Eurovision Song Contest, Europe almost agreed to let them be that. Primarily thought upon as a loosely connected backing band behind Cliff Richard, the Drifters was formed in 1958. Shortly after, the name was changed to The Shadows, so as not to… Read more

Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard is one of the best selling artists in Europe, he has had a big career all over the world and was knighted by the Queen in 1995, but never managed to win the Eurovision Song Contest, despite his two entries being among the most loved and played songs from the Contest. Cliff Richard,… Read more