Saturday, 25 March 1972
Born: June 28th, 1927, Hamburg (Germany)
Died: February 7th, 2013, Hamburg (Germany)
In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview
Hamburg-based songwriter and producer Klaus Munro (sometimes credited as Nick Munro or Nico Fossola) composed songs which were recorded by artists such as Caterina Valente, Julio Iglesias, Roger Whittaker, and Demis Roussos. From the late 1960s onwards, he worked with Vicky Leandros, composing songs for her and producing her albums. Munro also tried to open the West German market up for folk artists from the Netherlands, including Wilma and Corry & De Rekels.
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Munro worked with Mario Panas and French lyricist Yves Dessca to write ‘Après toi’, with which Vicky Leandros won the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest for Luxembourg. It was Vicky’s second Eurovision attempt after her 1967 participation with ‘L’amour est bleu’, also for Luxembourg. Although Munro had not written the orchestration to ‘Après toi’ (those credits go to Arno ‘Addy’ Flor), he conducted the Eurovision orchestra in Edinburgh. He remains one of the conductors to have participated in the contest on one occasion only and having been part of the winning team at the same time.
EUROVISION INVOLVEMENT YEAR BY YEAR
Country – Luxembourg
Song title – "Après toi"
Rendition – Vicky Leandros
Lyrics – Yves Dessca / Klaus Munro
Composition – Klaus Munro / Mario Panas
Studio arrangement – Addy Flor
Live orchestration – Addy Flor
Conductor – Klaus Munro
Score – 1st place (128 votes)