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In 1964, the BBC changed the format of A Song for Europe with, for the first time, all songs being performed by the same artist.
Transmission Date:Friday 7th February 1964
Channel:BBC Television
Time:21.25-22.00

Presenter:

David Jacobs
Performer:Matt Monro
Musical Director:Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestra Leader:Alex Firmin
Backing Vocals:The Mike Sammes Singers

Producers:

Yvonne Littlewood
Harry Carlisle
Designer:Ridley Scott

Voting:

Sixteen regional juries: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Norwich, Birmingham, Cardiff, London North, London South, Plymouth, Southampton and Bristol.

Winning Song:

I Love The Little Things
Matt Monro

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Songs

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SONGComposer(s)ArrangerPointsPosition
1ChooseLionel BartJohnny Pearson164
2It's Funny How You KnowNorman Newell & Philip GreenGeoff Love116
3I Love The Little ThingsTony HatchJohnny Scott871
4I've Got The Moon On My SideMitch MurrayLes Reed432
5Ten Out Of TenLeslie BricusseJohnny Scott155
6Beautiful, BeautifulHal ShaperLes Reed203

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Scoreboard

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SONGAberdeenEdinburghGlasgowBelfastNewcastleLeedsManchesterNottinghamNorwichBirminghamCardiffLondon NorthLondon SouthPlymouthSouthamptonBristolTOTALPosition
1Choose11214 111211 164
2It's Funny How You Know2321111116
3I Love The Little Things7336384587658644871
4I've Got The Moon On My Side283231 23323443432
5Ten Out Of Ten1 11 211 11 24155
6Beautiful, Beautiful1 122333 221203
Voting information taken with permission from Songs For Europe Volume One - The1950s and 1960s by Gordon Roxburgh

  • All the songs were issued on an EP, which reached No. 16 in the UK EP charts.
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Matt Monro at The Eurovision Song Contest 1964 (audio recording)

No video recording of the
Eurovision Song Contest 1964 is known to exist. It is generally accepted that this is due to a fire at the headquarters of Danish broadcaster DR in the 1970s having destroyed the master tape and no other broadcaster having retained a recording of the show. A film of the reprise of the winning song survives as does an audio recording of the entire event.

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At The Eurovision Song Contest 1964

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At the Eurovision Song Contest 1964 in Copenhagen, Denmark on Saturday 21s4 March 1963, I Love The Little Things finished in 2nd place with 17 points. The song was conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

David Jacobs provided the commentary for BBC Television.