"Chips" refers to four artists: 1)Swedish pop group with Elisabeth Andreassen, Kikki Danielsson and Lasse Holm, as well as 2)a short-lived New York doo-wop band consisting of teenage friends Charles Johnson (lead vocal), Nathaniel Epps (baritone), Paul Fulton (bass), Sammy Strain and Shedwick Lincoln (tenors). The group's first recording is their most enduring; "Rubber Biscuit" started life as Johnson's answer to the marching rhythms of the Warwick School For Delinquent Teenagers while he was an intern there and 3) a noise-rock/post-punk band from Bretagne, France formed in 2007 consisting of Seb:bass/vocals and Pilou:Drums/Vocals 4) an Irish showband, based in Sligo but originally from Belfast that briefly dabbled in progressive rock in the early 1970s.
1.Chips was a Swedish country and pop group, formed in 1979 by Kikki Danielsson and Lasse Holm, and split in 1983.
Chips finished 4th in the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1980 with the song "Mycke' mycke' mer", with Lars Westman, Lisa Magnusson, Mats Rådberg and Monica Silverstrand (back then Barwén) as background singers. After Melodifestivalen 1980, Britta "Tanja" Johansson also became a member. In 1980, the album Chips was released and short after this, Elisabeth Andreassen became a member. Just some weeks after this, they toured the former West Germany. In Düsseldorf the TV-show Show-Express became a great success for them.
Under the new name Sweets 'n Chips, which they used since a "dansband" also said they owned the right for the name Chips, the group competed at the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1981, and finished second with the song "God morgon". A little bit later the group was reduced to two members, since the label owner Bert Karlsson thought that "was to tall". Lasse Holm stayed as songwriter, but leftt all the singing for Elisabeth and Kikki.
With only Elisabeth and Kikki on stage, Chips won the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1982, with Elisabeth Andreassen and Kikki Danielsson singing the song "Dag efter dag". They represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 1982 in Harrogate in the United Kingdom, there they finished 8th.
After the 1982 Swedish Melodifestivalen success, the album "Having a Party" was released, and sold around 100 000 copies in Sweden. They toured the northern parts of Europe and had a successful 1982. However, the group was split in 1983. This because they didn't get more success outside Sweden and Norway, and also because both Elisabeth and Kikki had their solo carriers.
2.When Josie Records heard the tune they signed the band and the record was issued in September 1956. Although it did not chart, "Rubber Biscuit" became an instant east coast radio favourite, and saw its performers touring alongside The Dells, The Cadillacs and Bo Diddley, but the momentum gained by their debut single was waning and the group broke up at the end of 1957.
Eurovision Song Contest 1982 - Harrogate
Entry for Sweden
Song title: Dag Efter Dag
Song writer(s): Monica Forsberg
Song composer(s): Lasse Holm
Sang in Position: 9
Final Position: 8
Total Points: 67
The fairly unknown Harrogate in the United Kingdom was this year's host city of the Eurovision Song Contest.
France was absent due to the fact that the national broadcaster thought that the Eurovision Song Contest would not be interesting for its viewers any longer. But already in 1983, France returned to the contest with a different broadcaster. Greece also withdrew from the contest, leaving 18 countries in the competition. Greece was supposed to enter the contest with the song Sarantapente Kopelies performed by Themis Adamantidis but the Greek minister of culture Melina Mercouri decided to withdraw the song just two weeks before the contest as it did not meet her quality standards.
Germany finally had its first win in the history of the song contest with its 27th try. Ein Biβchen Frieden performed by Nicole beat the runner-up by 61 points. At the reprise, Nicole sang the song in four languages: German, English, French and Dutch. Over 13 million West Germans watched Nicole's victory on television and her winning song became a hit in all over Europe.
Finland’s entrant, Kojo, also sang about peace. His song - a protest against nuclear bombs - did not do as well as Germany's, however It received no points at all. For the Belgian singer Stella, it was already the third time she participated in the Eurovision Song Contest: in 1970, she competed for the Netherlands, and in 1977 for Belgium. Her 1982 song Si Tu Aimes Ma Musique was sung fully in French even if Stella hardly spoke the language, being a native Dutch speaker.
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