A very Happy St David's Day to all Welsh readers of this blog!
Apart from being St David's Day, it's also that very important day when the Great British Public decides what will be our song in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Belgrade in May. To mark the occasion here's a real You Tube classic- Teach-In (fronted by the lovely Getty Kaspers) singing 'Dinge-Dong' in the 1975 Dutch national heat. Despite having the sizeable disadvantage of singing first in that year's Final, Teach-In still won the contest. For my money, this remains the best song ever to have won Eurovision. Is 't lang geleden? Is 't lang geleden? Dat mijn hart je riep met z'n ding-dinge-dong? They don't write lyrics like that anymore.....
(Nick, our regular Netherlands based correspondent- I hope you enjoy this one!)
And, for fellow fans of Eurovision, here's my five point plan from The Guardian how the Eurovision Song Contest can be restored to its former 1960s/70s glories.
UPDATE: If you have trouble watching the above video on your computer, you can also watch the same performance here. Enjoy!