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Johnny Logan

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Ashbourne, County Meath, Ireland (1977 – present)

Johnny Logan (born Seán Patrick Michael Sherrard, 13 May 1954), is an Irish singer and composer. Nicknamed by some “Mr Eurovision”.

Logan was born in Frankston near Melbourne, Australia. His father was an Irish tenor, Patrick O’Hagan, who performed three times at The White House, for John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon. The family moved back to Ireland when Johnny was aged three. He learned the guitar and began composing his own songs by the age of thirteen. On leaving school he apprenticed as an electrician, while performing in folk and blues clubs. His earliest claim to fame was starring as Adam in the 1977 Irish musical “Adam and Eve”.

Having adopted the stage name Johnny Logan, he released his first single in 1978 and took part in the Irish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1979, but did not win. The following year, Logan entered the contest again with the Shay Healy song “What’s Another Year” and won. Representing Ireland in the Netherlands, Logan won the Eurovision Song Contest on April 19. The song became a hit all over Europe and reached No.1 in the UK.

Due to a mix-up, two follow up singles were released almost simultaneously; “Save Me” and “In London”. With confusion by radio stations over which to play, both singles flopped. Another single released in late 1980, a cover of a recent Cliff Richard song, “Give A Little Bit More” was a more concerted effort and although it narrowly missed the chart, the momentum from Eurovision was now lost. Logan blames his lack of success in the UK on poor management and his inexperience.

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  • Barrysgirl65

    the official Mr Eurovision love his voice

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • AdamDowds

    The Man With The Accordion and I Don't Wanna Fall in Love - two criminally underrated tracks.

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Anteat3r

    Got Mention My Name via mail today. Too bad we went straight ballads and Irish folk or whatnot into the 90's onwards, because he had something special with West Coast/AOR gems like this!

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • vandervelde

    Shot Down in the flames of love uuuuuu oh baby wasn't it good enough...that's GREAT song and great Mention My Name album

    30 Aug 2009 Reply
  • johnny008

    Great voice!

    18 May 2009 Reply
  • newkid7

    stay!

    15 Sep 2008 Reply
  • adenlevy

    Take him or leave him...Can we get Dickie Rock ?

    1 Aug 2008 Reply
  • zoeawenita

    Johnny Logan geht ins Herz. I like this song.

    18 Jun 2008 Reply
  • hittiperjantai

    I like this song and Johnny logan....

    6 Mar 2008 Reply

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