New book about UK at the Eurovision Song Contest

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A brand new book will be released at the end of June, covering the United Kingdom’s history in the Eurovision Song Contest. The first edition in the series entitled Songs for Europe will cover the periods from the beginning in the 1950’s and the 60’s. The author of the book is Gordon Roxburgh.

The author has been looking thoroughly at all the existing archive material, and had extensive interviews with those involved in the contest in front of and behind the scenes. There will be reports on how the United Kingdom entries were selected and the voting.

The first volume will also cover the start of the Eurovision Song Contest and how important the BBC was in influencing its development, even if missing the first edition in 1956. There will be interviews with producers, artists, composers who took part both in the UK and internationally.

The book will have ca. 500 pages and is published by Telos. It is available to pre-order for around £16.99 direct via the publishers, Amazon or other online bookstores.

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