Eurovision By Year
1974 OverviewHOST COUNTRY: United Kingdom HOST CITY: Brighton HOST VENUE: The Dome HOST BROADCASTER: BBC HOST PRESENTERS: Katie Boyle INTERVAL ACTS: The Wombles
GRAND FINAL: 6th April
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 17 DEBUT(S): Greece
Who Won in 1974?
1974 FactsThe contest was hosted in Brighton after a double win for Luxembourg saw them unable to afford to host the contest for a second time in a row.
Ann-Marie David, the previous winner, was unable to travel to the UK to present the trophy to the winners a French president George Pompidou's funeral was held on the same day. The president had died the week before and had also lead France to withdraw from the contest out of respect.
Winners Abba went on to achieve global superstar status, becoming one of the most succesful acts ever to win Eurovision.