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In a change of format for 1976, each song was performed by a different artist or group rather than by one performer for the first time since 1964.

In addition, for the first time since 1965, a dedicated A Song for Europe show was broadcast by the BBC rather than the event featuring as a special edition of another show.
Transmission Date:Wednesday 25th February 1976
Channel:BBC One
Venue:Royal Albert Hall


Michael Aspel
Musical Director:Alyn Ainsworth
Guest Performers:The Company of Ipi Tombi (West End musical)
Choreography by Sheila Wartski


Stewart Morris
Sound:Chris Holcombe
Lighting:Tommy Thomas
Design:Robin Tarsnane


Fourteen regional juries: Bristol, Bangor, Leeds, Norwich, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff, Portsmouth, Glasgow, Southampton & London

Winning Song:

Save Your Kisses For Me
Brotherhood of Man

  • A recording of A Song For Europe 1976 still exists in the BBC archives.


SONGComposer(s)Performer(s)Group MembersPointsPosition
1Wake UpDavid Hayes & Phil Dennys (see footnote)Co-CoTerry Bradford, Cheryl Baker, Kay Langfield, Keith Hasler & Peter Pereira1382
2Do You Believe In Love At First Sight?Ron Roker, Gerry Shury, Chris Rae & Frank McDonaldPolly Brown-7110
3Save Your Kisses For MeTony Hiller, Lee Sheridan & Martin LeeBrotherhood Of Man Martin Lee, Lee Sheridan, Nicky Stevens & Sandra Stevens1401
4Couldn't Live Without YouPaul CurtisHazel Dean-778
5A Love For All SeasonsWayne Bickerton & Tony WaddingtonChampagne-778
6Ain't Gonna Take No For An AnswerTony Craig & Eddie AdamberryFrank Ifield-2112
7MariaRod McQueen & Eva McQueenSunshine-807
8Love's A CarouselHarold SpiroTammy Jones (aka Helen Wyn Jones)-986
9Going To The MoviesDaniel BooneJoey Valentine-5211
10Love, Kiss & RunBarry Blue & Stephen WorthSweet Dreams Polly Brown & Tony Jackson1094
11Take The Money And RunRoger Saunders & Scott EnglishLouisa Jane White-1005
12Queen Of The Mardi GrasGeoff Stephens & Tony Macaulay (aka Anthony Instone)Tony Christie (aka Anthony Fitzgerald)-1293
Voting information taken with permission from Songs For Europe Volume Two - The 1970s by Gordon Roxburgh
  • Research has subsequently revealed that Wake Up was actually composed by Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker, with slightly different lyrics. It was recorded by the group The Arrows, but never released at the time. It has since appeared on a compilation album of The Arrows released in 2004.



  • A detailed scoreboard for this event may be viewed on desktop, laptop and tablet devices
1Wake Up911911111071111109121251382
2Do You Believe In Love At First Sight?2341224385839627110
3Save Your Kisses For Me129115911121210111281081401
4Couldn't Live Without You848103754362647778=
5A Love For All Seasons357685229511554778=
6Ain't Gonna Take No For An Answer112141111311212112
8Love's A Carousel101210219410647779986
9Going To The Movies6103352632242135211
10Love, Kiss & Run425812897878118121094
11Take The Money And Run581976106791039101005
12Queen Of The Mardi Gras77127101211912126103111293
  • Save Your Kisses For Me reached No. 1 in the UK charts.

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Brotherhood of Man at The Eurovision Song Contest 1976


At The Eurovision Song Contest 1976

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At the Eurovision Song Contest 1976 in The Hague, Netherlands on Saturday 3rd April 1976, Save Your Kisses For Me finished in 1st place with 164 points. The song was conducted by Alyn Ainsworth.

Michael Aspel provided the commentary for BBC One Television. Terry Wogan provided the commentary for both BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2.

For more information on the Eurovision Song Contest 1976 go to the Winning Years section.