STAR OF THE WEEK – PETER SUE & MARC (Switzerland)

STAR OF THE WEEK is a project by INFE South Africa and INFE Ireland, in which throughout the week the attention is focused on 1 singer, duo or group.

This week’s star of the week is:
Peter, Sue and Marc, a Swiss music group from Bern. The members were Peter Reber (born 1949, vocals / piano / guitar), Sue Schell (born 1950 in New York, vocals), and Marc Dietrich (born 1948, vocals / guitar). They represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest four times and sold over 2 million records in Switzerland. Their greatest hit was Cindy in 1976 (it was released in South Africa in 1978, where it became a hit, peaking at number 3 on the charts in November of that year). The song Birds of paradise became a hit in Slovakia in 2006. Initially the song was played at the funeral of 42 military plane crash victims. Following that people flooded radio stations across the country with requests for this song.
During their career, Peter Sue and Marc made many other attempts to sing at Eurovision. They came third in the 1973 Swiss national final with Es kommt ein Tag. In 1974 they again came 2nd with the song Frei. In 1975 another 2nd place in the Swiss final with Lève-toi le soleil. In 1978 they took part in the German finals, and their entry, Charlie Chaplin, was placed third. In 1987 Marc attempted to represent Switzerland with the song Nostradamus, finishing second behind Carol Rich.
In addition to his participations alongside Sue and Marc, Peter Reber also composed the 1977 Swiss entry, Swiss Lady performed by The Pepe Lienhard Band and composed and conducted the 1980 Swiss entry, Cinéma sung by Paola di Medico.

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