On This Day….
For the past five decades the annual Eurovision Song Contest has been one of Europe’s biggest cultural events. Every country submits a musical act and a winner is decided in an American Idol-style contest. On this day in 1974, a little band called ABBA won the event’s top prize for their home country Sweden. The song they performed was “Waterloo.” In 2005 Waterloo was voted the greatest song in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.
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