Kenneth McKellar passed away in April 2010 aged 82, but like many performers who took part in the Eurovision Song Contest, he will never be forgotten. His appearance at the Song Contest in 1966 was notable for many reasons (his sense of style being one, and delivering one of the weakest results for the UK in the first decade of the Contest being another), but it was only one part of a long and successful creative career.
In this interview he talks about the changing nature of the music industry, the nature of the synthesiser in popular music, his television programs, and writing for Monty Python.
This interview was first broadcast in 1983 on Radio Six International, and we’d like to thank friend of the parish Tony Currie for making it available to a wider audience.
Eurovision Insight Podcast: Coffee With Kenneth McKellar
Ewan Spence introduces Radio Six’s Tony Currie as has a coffee and a chat with Kenneth McKellar. You know him as the United Kingdom’s singer in 1966, but Currie explores other areas of McKellar’s career.
(First aired Radio Six International, 1983)
You all know this…
…but settle in after the interview to another side of McKellar.
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