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Johnny Logan (singer)

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Johnny Logan's real name is Seán Patrick Michael Sherrard and he was born near Melbourne, Australia on May 13, 1954. His father was a very well known Irish tenor, Patrick O'Hagan, who performed three times at The White House, for John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon.

Johnny Logan won the Eurovision Song Contest three times for Ireland, so far. “What's Another Year” composed by Shay Healy won in the Netherlands in 1980. “Hold Me Now” which Johnny wrote himself, won in 1987 in Brussels. In 1992 in Sweden he won as a composer with “Why Me” sung by Linda Martin.

It could very easily have been four wins, as an earlier collaboration with Linda Martin, "Terminal 3" - which he rather sheepishly admitted had been so named simply because he happened to be sitting in Terminal 3 of Heathrow Airport when he wrote it - had finished runner-up to the winning Swedish song "Diggi-loo, diggi-ley" in 1984.

Johnny is very popular in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark, where he is known as Mister Eurovision.


Preceded by:
Gali Atari and Milk and Honey
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
1980
Succeeded by:
Bucks Fizz
Preceded by:
Sandra Kim
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
1987
Succeeded by:
Céline Dion

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