The Eurovision legend Johnny Logan celebrates 70 today

In 1987, he made history by becoming the first artist to win the popular contest twice as both a singer and a songwriter

The Eurovision legend Johnny Logan celebrates 70 today



A name synonymous with the Eurovision Song Contest, Johnny Logan was born on May 13, 1954, in Frankston, Victoria, Australia. Growing up in a family of musicians and performers he was influenced by a diverse range of musical influences, including pop, rock, and country.
In 1980, Johnny Logan made his Eurovision debut as a songwriter, penning the winning entry “What’s Another Year” for Irish singer Johnny Logan. The song catapulted Logan to international fame, earning him his first Eurovision victory and establishing him as a formidable talent in the music industry. In 1987, he made history by becoming the first artist to win the contest twice as both a singer and a songwriter. His iconic performance of “Hold Me Now” secured Ireland’s victory once again, additionally becoming one of the hit songs of the 1980’s in Europe, cementing Logan’s status as a Eurovision legend.
Beyond his Eurovision triumphs, Johnny Logan has enjoyed a successful career as a recording artist and performer. His soulful vocals, coupled with his heartfelt songwriting, have earned him a devoted fan base and critical acclaim throughout the years. In recent years, Logan has continued to delight audiences with his music, touring extensively and releasing new material.

Watch Johnny Logan performing his first Eurovision winning “What’s Another Year” in 1980



Watch Johnny Logan performing his second Eurovision winning “Hold Me Now” in 1987



 

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