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Knokke - Heist song festival
(contestants)

The Knokke - Heist song contest or the European Cup for vocal recitation (as it was actually called) was held 1959 and 1973 in the Casino of Knokke. Each year, 6 country teams with 5 singers and / or singers participated. Below you'll find a list of participants each year. Some names still jump out, some nobly disappeared in the mists of time. (go back for a short history about the contest)

1959:

France: Jean-Paul Vignon; Gelou; Olivier Jeanès; Robert Jeantal; Jean-Yves Gran.
Italy: Rosanna Gherardi; Salvatore Pagliuca; Isabella Fideli; France Aldrovandi; Marino di Capri.
UK: Craig Douglas; Al Saxon; Maria Pavlou; Lorie Mann; Michael Desmond.
Belgium: Philippe Mayeux; Eddie Pauly, Lilane Vincent; Louis Neefs; Jack Terlin.
Netherlands: Annie Palmen; Joop Van Der Marel; Rob Touber; Lydia; John De Mol.
Germany: Carina Korten, Barbara Spengler; Bert Varell; Ted Herald; Peter Wegen.

1960:

Germany: Heinz Sagner; Hannelore Auer; Frank Forster; Inge Brandenburg; Udo Jürgens.
Netherlands: Teddy Scholten; Ton Van Duinhoven; Rita Reys; Willy Alberti; Corry Brokken.
UK: Steve Martin; Wally Wayton; Valerie Masters; Jimmy Lloyd; Mat Monro.
France: Jean Dolley; Violette Renoir; Carole Venray; Barbara; Jean Renard.
Italy: Edda Montanari; Tony Cucciara; Adriana Vasto; Nunzio Salonia: Isabella Fideli.
Belgium: Rina Pia; Louis Notari; Terry Lamo; Jean-Michel Blanc; Maryse Litsch.

1961:

UK: Tino Valdi; Carmitta; Ken Kirkham; Kathy Kirby; Dick Francis.
Belgium: Frieda Linzi; Frieda De Cock; Robert-Charles Lanson; Belinda; Jacqueline Anset.
France: Simone Langlois; Jacques Leroy; Isabelle Aubret; Jean Ferrat; Jocelyne André.
Italy: Marino d' Alba; Babette; Paolo Sardsisco; Marisa Terzi; Leda Devi.
Germany: Wyn Hoop; Marina Lacos; Rainer Bertram; Peggy Brown; Günter Schnittjer.
Netherlands: Conny Van den Bos; Sacha Denisant; Ramses Schaffy; Ria Valk; Herman Van Keeken.

1962:

France: Christiane Legrand; Alain Barrière; Luce Klein; Joël Holmès; Billy Bridge.
Italy: Franco Franchi; Rossana; Umberto Marcato; Angela; Luciano Rondinella.
UK: Christine Campbell; Noel Harrison; David Mackberth; Anita Harris; Colin Day.
Germany: Peter Kirsten; Angelina Monti; Nina Westen; Ralph Paulsen; Ulla Raphael.
Belgium: Serge Davignac; Sonia; Staf Wesenbeek; Lize Marke; Claude Manau.
Netherlands: Anneke Grönloh; Max Woiski; Mieke Telkamp; Milly Scott; José Marcello-Joke Copier.

1963:

France: Jacqueline Danno; Billy Nencioli; Gérard Mélet; Nicole Croisille; Anton Valéry.
UK: Mike Preston; Johnny De Littile; Bobby Green; Clodagh Rogers; Lyn Cornell.
Italy: Franco Pagani; Flora Gallo; Enrico Campia; Tania Raggi; Nik Montero.
Germany: Nana Gualdi; Teddy Peter; René Kollo; Mary Roos; Gisela Marell.
Netherlands: Rob De Nijs; Edwin Rutten; Ansje Van Brandenberg; Gert Timmerman; Ciska Peters.
Belgium: Bichou; Luc Van Hoesselt; Paul Louka; Chris Wijnen; Jacques Daloux.

1964:

Netherlands: Willeke Alberti; Shirley; Trea Dobbs: Ilona Biluska; Rita Hovink.
Belgium: Jean-Marc Bertrand; Kalinka; Louise Lava; Ben Amaury; José Thomas.
France: Maria Vincent; Jean-Claude Darnal; Pierre Barough; Pia Colombo; Ricet Barrier.
UK: Mel Gaynor; Peter Lee Stirling; Barry Barnett; Elkie Brooks; Chris Bellman.
Germany: Peter Beil; Rosemarie Gongolsky; Sven Jenssen; Ulla Nielsen; Ria Bartok.
Austria:Teddy Binder; Heinz Wimmer; Heidi Molnar; Gerda Nord; Fred Perry.

1965:

Netherlands: Greetje Kauffeld; Liesbeth List; Connie Van Bergen; Suzie; Jan Arntz.
Belgium: Cecily Forde; Liliane; Tonia; Eddie Defacq; Maurice Dean.
UK: Dave Berry; Joy Marshall; Eleanor Toner; Clark Robinson; Adrienne Poster.
France: Michel Noiret; Sabrina; Christine Nérac; Olivier Despax; France Laurie.
Germany: Roy Black; Ulla Norden; Christa Orth; Bernd Spier; Melitta Berg.
Italy: Iva Zanicchi; Ico Cerutti; Margherita; Nicola di Bari; Bruno Lauzi.

1966:

UK: Truly Smith; Chloe Walters; Eden Kane; Jimmy Wilson; Engelbert Humperdinck.
Netherlands: Margie Ball; Martine Bijl; Karin Kent; Janneke Peper; Ronnie Tober.
Belgium: Alain; Ariane; Rita Deneve; Marino Falco; Jean Vallée.
France: Geneviève Cognet; Pascal Danel; Pierre-André Dousset; Gérad Layani; Liz Sarian.
Italy: Stelvia Ciani; Roby Ferrante; Franchina; Bruno Filippini; Diego Peano.
Germany: Marion; Tony Marhsall; Katja Ebstein; Barbara Starun; Bob Telden.

1967:

UK: Lois Lane; Gerry Marsden; Oscar; Dodie West; Roger Whittaker.
France: Alice Dona; Dany Marco; Rachel; Theo Sarapo; Romuald.
Belgium: Jimmy Frey; Lucky Jones; Marva; Claudia Sylva; Ann Soetaert.
Netherlands: Patricia Paay; Jerry Rix; Andy Star; Conny Vink; Marianne Delorge.
Germany: Suzanne Doucet; Vera Martin; Reinhard Mey; Horst Twieg.
Italy: Andrea Lko Vecchio; Anna Maria Izzo; Paolo Musiani; Maria tessuto; Giuliana Valci.

1968:

Belgium: Lily Castel; Ann Christy; Hugo Dellas; Nicole Josy; Jacques Raymond.
Germany: Alex; Buddy Caine; Heidi Franke; Peter; Ulla Wiesner.
UK: Friday Brown; Allun Davies; Wayne Fontana; Brenda Marsh; Marty Wilde.
Netherlands: Fleur Colombe; Ben Cramer; Franky Franken; Sandra; Sara Teixeira.
France: Fauvette; Jacques Germain; Cécile Grandin; Mario Jacques; Jean-Claude Mario.
Italy: Ricardo del Turco; Pino Donaggio; Corrado Francia; Dori Ghezzi; Renata Pacini.

1969:

Spain: Conchita Bautista; Nuria Feliù; Pedro Gene; Guillermina Motta; Peret.
UK: Bernadette; Elaine Delmar; Lee Lynch; Julie Rodgers; Johnny Tudor.
Belgium: Herman Elegast; Josiane Janvier; Ronny Temmer; Samantha; Johnny White.
France: Noel Cognac; Max Rongier; Valentine Saint-Jean; Michèle Torr; Danièle Vidal.
Netherlands: Rosita Bloom; Marjol Flore; René Frank; Dave Levenbach; Annet Hestermans.
Germany: Mark Anthony; Catrin Cremer; Daisy Door; Andreas Holt; Ute Hellermann.

1970:

Spain: Christina; Dova; Dyango; Julio Iglesias; Jaime Morey.
UK: Tony Christie; Jeff Collins; Bobby Hanna; Samantha Jones; Andee Sylver.
Belgium: Ron Davis; Ann Gaytan; Kate; Mary Porcelyn; Truus.
France: Jean Amani; Noëlle Cordier; Dominique Dussault; Erik Montry.
Netherlands: Josée den Burger; Marius Monkau. Bonnie Saint-Claire; Helen Shepherd; Jacco Van Renesse.
Germany: Tania Berg; Sibylle Kynast; Kai Lichtenberg; Marco Polo; Johnny Tame.

1971:

Roemenia: Aurelian Andreescu; Mahaele Mihai; Aura Urziceanu.
UK: Susan Maughan; Bobby Samson; Robert Young.
Spain: Rachel; Margaluz; Franciska.
France: Pascale Concorde; Danielle Licari; Jean-Pierre Savelli.
Belgium: Micha Marah; Mireille May; Joe Harris.
Netherlands: Lenada; Marco Maas; Ellen Wills.
Germany: Roberto Blanco, Joy; Pat Simon.
Italy: Memmo Foresi; Fiorella Mannoia; Ada Mori.
Denmark: Birthe Kjaer; Ann Liza; Henning Rand.

1972:

UK: Penny Lane; Malcolm Roberts; Union Express.
Spain: Monica; Nino Bravo; Luis Gardey.
Belgium: Ann Michel; Kalinka; Roger Baeten.
Germany: Mary Roos; Peter Rubin; Cindy & Bert.
Roemenia: Anda Calugareanu; Dida Dragan; Marina Voica.
Portugal: Teresa Silva Carvalho; Tonicha; Paolo de Carvalho.
France: Ganël; Gilles Olivier; Les Octaves.
Netherlands: Anneke Konings; Frits Lambrechts; The Blue Diamonds.
Scandinavia: The Olsen Brothers; Michael Elo; Ilse Graasten.

1973: Vaarwel Europabeker. (farewell show)

Belgium: Cecily Forde (1965); Rita Deneve (1966); Kalinka (1964-1972).
Germany: Mark Anthony (1969); Udo Jürgens (1960); Mary Roos (1963-1972).
France: Noëlle Cordier (1970); Nicole Croisille (1963); Jean-Claude Darnal (1964).
UK: Dave Berry (1965); Samantha Jones (1970); Malcolm Roberts (1972).
Netherlands: Ben Cramer (1968); Liesbeth List (1965); Rita Reys (1960).
Spain: Conchita Bautista (1969); Dova (1970); Jaime Morey (1970).

 

 



 

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