Sunday, 30 November 2014

Morgen - Ronnie Tober

In 1968, the Netherlands were represented in the Eurovision Song Contest by Ronnie Tober. He sang the song 'Morgen', a ballad in which the singer expresses his desire for "tomorrow" to arrive as soon as possible, enabling him and his wife, who is far away, to be reunited. This is slightly ironic, since Ronnie Tober later turned out to be gayer than Christmas.

The song was performed second on the night. At the close of voting, it had received 1 point, placing 16th (equal last) in a field of 17 competitors. Of course, the next year, the Netherlands would be one of four winners of the Contest, when it was organised in Spain.

My collection: 7" single no. 5594
Found: Marktplaats.nl, August 1, 2014
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Morgen' / 'Die ouwe pianola'

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