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In 1967, the five songs in contention to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest were performed by Sandie Shaw during The Rolf Harris Show on BBC One for five consecutive weeks commencing on 21st January 1967, with all five songs being featured in a special A Song for Europe segment of The Rolf Harris Show on Saturday 25th February 1967.
Transmission Date:

Saturday 25th February 1967
(Recorded on Friday 24th February 1967)
Channel:BBC One
Time:20.15-21.00

Presenter:

Rolf Harris
Performer:Sandie Shaw
Orchestra Conductor:Kenny Woodman
Backing Vocals:The Ladybirds (Barbara Moore, Maggie Stredder and Gloria George)

Producer:

Stewart Morris
Designer:Victor Meredith

Voting:

Public postal vote

Result:


The Rolf Harris Show
Saturday 4th March 1967
Time:20.15-21.00

Winning Song:

Puppet On A String
Sandie Shaw

  • Performances of all five songs in A Song For Europe 1967 still exist in the BBC archives.
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Scoreboard

  • The scoreboard for this event may be viewed on desktop and laptop devices

  • Only the top two song placings are known
SONGComposer(s)TOTALPosition
1Tell The BoysMich Murray & Peter CallanderUnknown2
2I'll Cry Myself To SleepRoger WebbUnknownUnknown
3Had A Dream Last NightChris AndrewsUnknownUnknown
4Puppet On A StringBill Martin & Phil CoulterUnknown1
5Ask Any WomanJimmy Stewart & Gerry LangleyUnknownUnknown
Voting information taken with permission from Songs For Europe Volume One - The1950s and 1960s by Gordon Roxburgh

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  • Puppet On A String reached No. 1 in the UK charts.
  • Sandie Shaw also recorded the song as Un Tout Petit Pantin in French, Wiedehopf in Mai in German, Marionetas En La Cuerda in Spanish and La Danza Delle Note in Italian.
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Sandie Shaw at The Eurovision Song Contest 1967

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At The Eurovision Song Contest 1967

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At the Eurovision Song Contest 1967 in Vienna, Austria on Saturday 8th April 1967, Puppet on a String finished in 1st place with 47 points. The song was conducted by Kenny Woodman.

Rolf Harris provided the commentary for BBC One Television.

For more information on the Eurovision Song Contest 1967 go to the Winning Years section.