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Save your kisses for ...holiday park gig - Brotherhood of Man save themselves for Selsey
7:30am Saturday 3rd May 2014 in News
POP legends Brotherhood of Man have turned down the chance to perform at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest to play at a Sussex seaside holiday park.
The former winners of the competition were due to fly out to Copenhagen to perform in front of a TV audience of millions on May 10.
But the 1976 champions instead chose to honour their date at Bunn Leisure holiday park in Selsey.
They will play the park’s 2,000-seater Embassy Club on Eurovision night along with other competition legends Bucks Fizz.
Adrian Douthwaite, head of entertainment at the park, said: “It’s a real coup for Bunn Leisure to boast two of the biggest Eurovision bands of all time on the big party night – there’s no better place than here to enjoy it.
“It’s so exciting that Brotherhood of Man has decided to be at Bunn Leisure, especially on the night of the actual final itself.”
The band, who formed in 1969, shot to fame in the mid-70s with songs such as United We Stand, Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby, Angelo, Oh Boy (The Mood I’m In) and Figaro.
However, the band’s finest moment came in 1976 when they won Eurovision with Save Your Kisses For Me.
They took to the stage in the Netherlands dressed in red, white and black – and destroyed the competition.
The single ended up selling six million copies around the world and is still the highest grossing Eurovision winner ever.
In the UK it stayed at number one for six weeks and went platinum.
They were invited to the Copenhagen final on May 10 for a special revival show, which will feature various other former winners.
However the ageing group decided to honour their previous engagement with the Selsey holiday park.
The original Eurovision line-up of Martin Lee, Nicky Stevens, Lee Sheriden and Sandra Stevens will all perform.
Tickets are still available. For more details and to book call 01243 606080 or email www.bunnleisure.co.uk.
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