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Marie Myriam: 40 years in music

Posted by eurovision on top on June 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Marie Myriam, the last french winner and first portuguese to win Eurovision has a Book and a new album.


"Paris, winter 1963. For the first time, Myriam Lopes, a small Portuguese girl born in Africa six years ago, sees the snow. She lives with her sister and her parents in a dilapidated hotel in the 20th neighboorhood, which they decide to transform into a restaurant called the Ribatejo. Each evening, singers of fado will come to make the show there.

Myriam, she already dreams of glory when she sings with her girlfriends the trendy tubes every Thursday afternoon. Until the day a customer listened to her: "With that voice, I will take you to the Eurovision. A few months later, she sat next to him on a plane that flew to London. We are on May 7, 1977, and she represents France at the Eurovision Grand Prix. The next day, she will be 20 years old. The unknown of the restaurant presented him with an author; Both wrote the Eurovision song and together they found a name of scene: it will be called Marie Myriam.

Last Frenchwoman to have won Eurovision forty years ago and first portuguese to do it, Marie Myriam sold four million records with the song that made her famous."

More can be read in the biography La fille du Ribatejo. Ribatejo is a part of Portugal in the north of Lisbon along the river Tagus.

To celebrate her 40th anniversary in music, Myriam releases a new compilation album with 40 tracks in which 6 are new songs.


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