The winner though was Sweden with the group Teach In and Ding A Dong. It was to become a big UK hit.
This was the year the show was held in The Hague, and it was the year that the UK won the competition with the group Brotherhood Of Man. The song was written by Tony Hiller who also wrote other Brotherhood Of Man hits including United We Stand,Angelo and Figaro. The song was co written by two of the actual band members Lee Sheridan who achieved three Ivor Novello Awards. Martin Lee was also a singer and songwriter for the group with this million seller record.
The record went on to become the biggest slling record in the UK of the year, and even reached the top thirty in the U.S.
Back to the UK now and it was London that prsented the contest. And it was the French that won wioth L'oiseau et l'enfant "The Bird And The Child"
The UK had the duo Mike Moran and Lynsey De Paul with the hit Rock Bottom. Lynsey had five UK top twenty hits in the 1970s, and had scored two Ivor Novellos in the process.