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Transmission Date:Tuesday 29th March 1960
Host Broadcaster:British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Time:21.00-22.20
Venue:Royal Festival Hall
London
United Kingdom

Presenter:

Catherine (Katie) Boyle
Musical Director:Eric Robinson
Musical Associate:Alan Bristow
Interval Act:Eric Robinson's Orchestra

Programme co-ordination:

Yvonne Littlewood
Producer:Harry Carlisle
Director:Innes Lloyd
Settings:Richard Levin

BBC TV Commentary:

David Jacobs
BBC Radio Commentary:The Contest was not broadcast on radio in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom Spokesperson:Nick Burrell-Davis

Voting:

Ten jury members in each country, each of who awarded one point to their favourite song.

Winning Song:

Tom Pillibi

Jacqueline Boyer
France
32 points
Composed by Pierre Cour & Andre Popp

United Kingdom Entry:

Looking High, High, High

Bryan Johnson
United Kingdom
25 points (2nd place)
Composed by John Watson

  • A recording of the Eurovision Song Contest 1960 with BBC commentary exists in the BBC archives.
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Songs

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CountrySongComposer(s)Performer(s)ConductorPointsPosition
1United KingdomLooking High, High, HighJohn WatsonBryan JohnsonEric Robinson252
2SwedenAlla Andra Får VarannAke Gerhard & Ulf KallqvistSiw MalmkvistThore Ehrling410
3LuxembourgSo Laang We's Du Do BastHenri Mootz & Jean RoderesCamillo FelgenHenri Mootz113
4DenmarkDet Var En Yndig TidSven Buemann & Vilfred KjaerKaty BodtgerKai Mortensen410
5BelgiumMon Amour Pour ToiRobert Montal & Jack SayFud LeclercHenry Segers96
6NorwayVoi-VoiGeorge ElgaaenNora BrockstedtOivind Bergh114
7AustriaDu Hast Mich So FasziniertRobert Gilbert & Robert StoltzHarry WinterRobert Stoltz67
8MonacoCe Soir-làPierre Dorsey & Hubert GiraudFrancois DegueltRaymond Lefevre153
9SwitzerlandCiello E TerraMario RobbianiAnita TraversiCedric Dumont58
10NetherlandsWat Een GelukWilly Van Hemert & Dick SchalliesRudi CarrellDolf Van Der Linden212
11GermanyBonne Nuit, Ma Chérie!Kurt Schwabach & Franz Josef BreuerWyn HoopFranz Josef Breuer114
12ItalyRomanticaDino Verde & Renato RascelRenato RascelCinico Angelini58
13FranceTom PillibiPierre Cour & Andre PoppJacqueline BoyerFranck Pourcel321

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Scoreboard

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CountryFRAUKSWELUXDNKBELNORAUTMCOCHENLDDEUITAPointsPosition
1United Kingdom (UK)2154132151252
2Sweden (SWE)211410
3Luxembourg (LUX)1113
4Denmark (DNK)211410
5Belgium (BEL)311496
6Norway (NOR)1141121114
7Austria (AUT)112267
8Monaco (MCO)371211153
9Switzerland (CHE)121158
10Netherlands (NLD)11212
11Germany (DEU)42221114
12Italy (ITA)121158
13France (FRA)12151534145321

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Winning Song

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Jacqueline Boyer at The Eurovision Song Contest 1960

  • Tom Pillibi reached No. 33 in the UK charts.
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United Kingdom Entry

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Bryan Johnson at The Eurovision Song Contest 1960

  • Looking, High, High, High reached No. 20 in the UK charts.
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