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CLIFF RICHARD represented the United Kingdom in 1973 with the song POWER TO ALL OUR FRIENDS at the Eurovision song contest. KELD (Heick) together with THE DONKEYS covered it in Danish as HJERTELIG TAK. Keld composed many Danish Eurovision entries, especially in the 80’s. Continue reading HJERTELIG TAK – KELD (HEICK) & THE DONKEYS

ABBA 50 YEARS IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS – Song 19 Lay all your love on me

ABBA has been in the music business for 50 years. To celebrate that happy event, INFE Ireland and INFE South Africa are hosting the ABBA TOP 50. We’ll be posting what we think are the 50 best ABBA songs in alphabetical order. Enjoy!
ESC Covers also add a cover to each ABBA song and for LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME, we have decided to showcase the cover by CLIFF RICHARD.

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ESC Covers wanted to write over the death of Bill Martin, a UK composer, but with the preparation for the 21 days of isolation, a lot of buying of stuff etc, we did not get to it. The times newspaper of the UK did the following article which we have copied.

Bill Martin, one of pop music’s most accomplished songwriters, has died aged 81, drawing tributes from across the industry.

A former shipyard worker who was born in Govan, Martin wrote top-ten hits for stars of the Sixties and Seventies, including Sandie Shaw and Cilla Black. He went on to write Back Home for the 1970 England World Cup squad, and Shang-a-lang for the Bay City Rollers, the sound of the title echoing the noises of the Clydeside yards.

He was behind two Eurovision Song Contest winners (ESC Covers feel this is a mistake as only Sandie was a Euroviion winner. Cliff came second) and in his later years his ring tone was Congratulations, the No 1 hit he wrote for Cliff Richard in 1968.

Phil Coulter, Martin’s songwriting partner, said his death was the end of an era.

ESC Covers favourite song by him is FOREVER AND EVER for the group Slik.