Monday, June 15, 2009

Après Toi - Eurovision Winner, 1972

"Après toi" (French for "After you") was the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest 1972 performed in French by Vicky Leandros representing Luxembourg.

The song was performed seventeenth on the night (following Belgium's Serge & Christine Ghisoland with "À la folie ou pas du tout" and preceding the Netherlands' Sandra & Andres with "Als het om de liefde gaat"). By the close of voting, it had received 128 points, placing it first in a field of 18.

The song was released in Britain in an English translation, "Come What May", also sung by Vicky Leandros, it reached no. 2 in the charts.

(Info: Wiki)

"Après toi" is mentioned in Strangers' Journey as a 'summer anthem played here, there and everywhere just like Mungo Jerry's "In the Summertime" two years before'.


For decades Humber was the favorite mount of British Army, special services and government agencies. No wonder that Special Research Bureau has chosen this car. More precisely, different cars: agent Dora drives a compact Humber Sceptre (above) while big brass travels in spacious Super Snipes (shown below) or luxury Imperials. Mark Toma was taken from Heathrow airport to Charing Cross hotel in a 'big Humber' - model not specified.