The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland.
Seven countries participate, each submitting two songs. The winner? Switzerland’s 30-year-old Lys Assia. Recording of 1956 contest
And how about this: ( Lys’ site ) And now you know the rest of teh story. Well ok, not quite:
the first person who wins and actually gets famous?
Lulu wins in 1969, but she is already famous for 1967’s To Sir, with Love. ( Lulu site ) It is 1974 when Waterloo makes ABBA famous! There. ( ABBA site )
( Eurovision site ) 50 years of winners
It includes Country Joe McDonald (best-known for his ‘fish cheer’ song), Johnny Sunshine, The Pitschell Players & more.
It’s one of countless events listed in the intriguing San Francisco History Calendar.
On May 26, John and Yoko begin a week-long bed-in in Montreal.
William Oliver Swofford’s version of song Good Morning Starshine from 1968 musical Hair climbs to #3 on the charts.
The title also appears on the 4th and last studio album by LA psych bubblegum band Strawberry Alarm Clock. Incense, Peppermints
In the fall of 1969, Oliver has a US#2 hit with Jean, written by beatnik poet Rod McKuen. Then he goes into the real estate business.
( SAC site )