Wednesday, 10 February 1971
CARL DE GROOF
Born: December 3rd, 1923, Vienna (Austria)
Died: January 18th, 2007, Javea (Spain)
In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview
In the 1950s and 1960s, Carl de Groof made several recordings for labels such as Austroton and Polydor with his orchestra. Moreover, he composed the scores of countless films, amongst which 3. November 1918 and Das Haus auf dem Hügel. In 1969, he wrote the music to the TV series Der alte Richter.
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Carl de Groof was the first Austrian conductor in the Eurovision Song Contest. He accompanied singer Bob Martin in Frankfurt during his rendition of 'Wohin, kleines Pony?', Austria’s debut entry in the contest. Unfortunately, this example of Country-Schlager came last in a contest dominated by chanson.
EUROVISION INVOLVEMENT YEAR BY YEAR
Country – Austria
Song title – "Wohin, kleines Pony"
Rendition – Bob Martin
Lyrics – Kurt Svab / Hans Werner
Composition – Kurt Svab
Studio arrangement – none / song was never recorded
Live orchestration – Carl de Groof
Conductor – Carl de Groof
Score – 10th place (3 votes)