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Articles Tagged 'ABBA'

Eurovision Song Contest

A Brief Introduction To Eurovision

On May 14th, in Dusseldorf, Germany, a strange cultural event is taking place which may take some explaining if you’ve not experienced it before. It’s an event which is partly a relic from more innocent times, partly an international in-joke, partly a good-natured cultural joust, and partly a very important diplomatic occasion that you mock […]

Anglo For Your Ear: Brotherhood of Man’s “Angelo”

File this one under “shameless ripoffs.” In the mid-to-late ’70s, Brotherhood of Man were Britain’s answer to ABBA. Like their Swedish counterparts, BOM rose to prominence after a big win at the Eurovision Song Contest. The band also boasted two “intimidatingly beautiful” frontwomen and two furry-faced lads adding harmonies and instrumentation. However, not content to […]