Today, 4 April, is the 40th anniversary of Bucks Fizz winning the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom with Making Your Mind Up. If you were around what memories do you have of that time?
Bucks Fizz won the 1981 Eurovision song contest for the United Kingdom with MAKING YOUR MIND UP. Robin Wikman covered it in Finnish as EI MAARAA SUA TOISET.
Bucks Fizz who won Eurovision in 1981 with MAKING YOUR MIND UP has a new song out
Very catchy song from the UK
38 – Making your mind up – Bucks fizz (United Kingdom 1981)
1981 was the year Bucks Fizz won the Eurovision Song Contest with Making Your Mind Up for the United Kingdom. They went on to have two further number one hits in the UK – Land Of Make Believe and My Camera Never Lies as well as many more hits locally and internationally.
Three of the orginal members Cheryl Baker, Jay Aston and Mike Nolan are together now and touring with Bobby McVey (former member of Sweet Dreams ESC UK 1983 – I’m Never Giving Up). However, they cannot use the name ‘Bucks Fizz’. That is now owned by former member Bobby G‘s wife Heidi Manton. There has a been a continuous legal battle over the name for many years. Bobby G and Heidi tour as their own Bucks Fizz band.
It is probably due to the legal problems that the either of the bands have not been invited to the Eurovision Song Contest 60th birthday celebrations.
Cheryl, Jay, Mike and Bobby McVey now tour as Cheryl, Mike & Jay formerly of Bucks Fizz with Bobby McVey. The band are working on a single for summer release.