Showing posts with label Mary Roos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mary Roos. Show all posts

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Aufrecht geh'n - Mary Roos

'Aufrecht geh'n' ('Walk tall') was the German entry in the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest, performed by Mary Roos. The song was composed by Michael Reinecke with lyrics by Michael Kunze, who previously had written the lyrics to Silver Convention's 1977 entry 'Telegram'. This was also Mary Roos' second Eurovision entry; she had represented Germany at the 1972 Contest with 'Nur die Liebe läßt uns leben', which finished third in a field of 18 competitors.

Obviously, the Germans were hoping for a similar result in 1984. But this time around Mary Roos wasn't so lucky: she finished 13th in a field of 19 competitors.

My collection: 7" single no. 4392
Found: Second Life Music, Amsterdam, December 30, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Aufrecht geh'n' / 'Wer sagt, daß ich verlier''

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Nur die Liebe läßt uns leben - Mary Roos

Mary Roos was born as Rosemarie Schwab on January 9, 1949. She started singing at a very early age and recorded her first song when she was 9 years old.

In 1972, she represented Germany during the Eurovision Song Contest after a rather controversial win during the national final. Mary stated that she did not expect to win at all and that she was already removing her make-up when she was called back on stage. After the reprise of the winning song, she was booed off stage. However, at the Eurovision Song Contest she finished third. The single reached number 17 in the German singles chart. The B-side of this single is a German language cover of 'You can't hurry love', the famous Supremes track from 1966.

My collection: 7" single no. 4277
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, November 21, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Nur die Liebe läßt uns leben' / 'Die Liebe kommt leis''

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