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In 1969, the six songs in contention to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest were performed by Lulu during Lulu on BBC One for six consecutive weeks commencing on 11th January 1969, with all six songs being featured in a special A Song for Europe edition of Lulu on Saturday 22nd February 1969.
Transmission Date:Saturday 22nd February 1969
Channel:BBC One
Time:18.25-19.00

Presenter:

Michael Aspel
Performer:Lulu
Musical Director:Johnny Harris
Backing Vocals:Sue Glover & Sunny Leslie

Producer:

Stanley Dorfman
Sound:Richard Chamberlain
Lighting:Ritchie Richardson
Designer:J. Roger Lowe

Voting:

Public postal vote
(Closing Date 27th February 1970)

Result:


Lulu
Saturday 1st March 1969
Time:18.25-19.00

Winning Song:

Boom Bang-A-Bang
Lulu

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SCOREBOARD

SONGComposer(s)TOTALPosition
1Are You Ready For LoveRay Cameron & Alan Hawkshaw5,5605
2MarchKen Howard & Alan Blaikley38,4182
3Come SeptemberDon Black & Mark London11,3623
4I Can't Go On Living Without YouBernie Taupin & Elton John5,0876
5Boom Bang-A-BangPeter Warne & Alan Moorhouse56,4761
6Bet Yer! Joan Shakespeare & Derek Warne8,3064
Voting information taken with permission from Songs For Europe Volume One - The1950s and 1960s by Gordon Roxburgh
  • Boom Bang-A-Bang reached No. 2 in the UK charts.
  • Lulu also recorded French, German, Spanish and Italian versions of the song as Boom Bang-A-Bang.
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Lulu at The Eurovision Song Contest 1969

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AT THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 1969

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At the Eurovision Song Contest 1969 in Madrid, Spain on Saturday 29th March 1969, Boom Bang-A-Bang finished in equal 1st place with 18 points. The song was conducted by Johnny Harris.

David Gell provided the commentary for BBC One Television. Pete Murray provided the commentary for both BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2.

For more information on the Eurovision Song Contest 1969 go to the Winning Years section.