Showing posts with label Vicky Leandros. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vicky Leandros. Show all posts

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Dann kamst du (Apres toi) - Vicky Leandros

Vicky Leandros won the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest with Après toi. Just four months ago I found the English version, Come what may, and I mentioned in passing that I still had to find the Italian, German, Spanish, Greek and Japanese versions.

Well, obviously, from the five, the German version is the easiest one to track down, since German singles are regularly offered on the internet and record fairs. 'Dann kamst du' turned up on the recent record fair in Utrecht, and in a mint picture cover too.

My collection: 7" single no. 5745
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, April 11, 2015
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Dann kamst du (Après toi)' / 'Alles, was ich hab'


Monday, 22 December 2014

Come what may - Vicky Leandros

Vicky Leandros competed in the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest for Luxembourg with Apres toi. The single was a big hit in Europe, and even managed to chart in the UK. This was helped by the fact that Leandros recorded an English version of her song, entitled 'Come what may'. It appears on this single, along with another English-language track on the B-side.

She turned out to be quite the language wizard, as she also recorded the song in Italian ('Dopo te'), German ('Dann kamst du'), Spanish ('Y despues'), Greek ('Mono esi') and Japanese ('Omoide ni ikiru'). I'm still looking for those singles, though...

My collection: 7" single no. 5598
Found:, received August 5, 2014
Cost: 2 pounds
Tracks: 'Come what may' / 'Takes a little time'

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Après toi - Vicky Leandros

Vicky Leandros was born as Vassiliki Papathanasiou on August 23, 1949. In 1958 her parents took her to Germany where she stayed with her father permanently after her parents' divorce. She revealed her talent at a young age while taking guitar, music, dance, ballet and singing lessons. In 1967 she received an offer to sing for Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'L'amour est bleu'. She finished in fourth place but the song became one of the biggest worldwide hits of the year and was covered by many artists.

In 1972 she represented Luxembourg at Eurovision for the second time and won the contest with the song 'Après toi'. It became a number one hit in the Netherlands. Translated into English as 'Come what may' it was also a big hit in the UK reaching number 2 on the charts. Leandros recorded the song in seven languages.

My collection: 7" single no. 3401
Found: Geest, Den Haag, 2001
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Après toi' / 'La poupée, le prince et la maison'

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