May 7th, 2008

pygmy marmoset

forty years of hurt

There are those who speak in hushed (and not-so-hushed) tones of England's inability to win a World Cup since 1966. And then there are those who are haunted by Cliff Richard's failure to win the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest.
And now it seems as though Cliff (nowadays Sir Cliff) was, quite literally, robbed. A Spanish documentary-maker alleges that none other than General Franco was so determined to have the Spanish entry win the Contest that Spanish television executives were sent out to buy television series and sign concert contracts around Europe in order to influence the vote. And lo, the Spanish entry did indeed win.
Sir Cliff is understandably miffed.
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