Sunday, 22 March 2009

L'oiseau et l'enfant - Marie Myriam

Hard to believe, but it's now 32 years ago that a French-language song won the Eurovision Song Contest. Amina came close in 1991, but it's been mainly English songs since 1977. Between 1956 and 1977, 11 songs in French won the contest. And this was the last one: 'L'oiseau et l'enfant' by Marie Myriam.

She was born as Miriam Lopes on May 8, 1957 in Braga, Portugal. She represented France in the 1977 Eurovision Song Contest and won with 15 points more than the number 2, 'Rock bottom' by Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran for the United Kingdom.

My collection: 7" single no. 3609
Found: eBay, France, received March 20, 2009
Cost: 3 euro
Tracks: 'L'oiseau et l'enfant' / 'On garde toujours'

1 comment:

  1. French language songs won in 1983, 1986, and 1988 (which was the last time). France hasn't won since '77 though. Shame...Le dernier qui a parlé... is one of my favorites.


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