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“What’s Another Year” songwriter Shay Healy dies aged 78

Shay Healy, an accomplished broadcaster and songwriter who composed Ireland’s winning Eurovision Song Contest 1980 entry “What’s Another Year”, has sadly died at the age of 78. As well as composing Johnny Logan’s iconic Eurovision winner, he was also famed in Ireland for hosting the chat show “Nighthawks” on RTÉ Two in the late 80s and early 90s. Later in …

Sverre Kjelsberg dies aged 69

Sverre Kjelsberg (left), one half of the duo which represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980, has died at the age of 69 from a currently unknown cause of death, having previously recovered from cancer. Kjelsberg sang the Norwegian 1980 entry “Sámiid Ædnan”, a song about the Sami population of Norway, alongside Mattis Hætta where the duo finished 16th …