Friday 22 August 1975

1975 NORDRING RADIO PRIZE

Edition number - 3
Date - August 19-22, 1975
Location - NRK Store Studio, Oslo (Norway)
Orchestra - Norwegian Radio Orchestra (Kringkastingsorkestret)
Musical director - Sigurd Jansen
Number of participating countries - 9
Jury - Theo Ordeman (Netherlands); and others
Overall winning entry / best production - Norway / Eva Schram & Terje Hoel
Award best solo vocalist - Greetje Kauffeld (Netherlands)
Award best arrangement - Sigurd Jansen (Norway)

The prize winners at Nordring 1975, from left to right: Greetje Kauffeld (award for best vocalist, Netherlands), Sigurd Jansen (best arranger), and the winning Norwegian production team - Eva Schram and Terje Hoel

PARTICIPANTS

BELGIUM (BRT)
Programme - "Love Story”
Rendition - Micha Marah & Jeremy feat. Raymond van het Groenewoud & The Group
Arrangement - Roger Morès
Conductor - unknown (possibly Maurice Bonnaerens)
Production - Yvonne Verelst

DENMARK (DR)
Programme - “Contrasts”
Rendition - Michael Elo / Ina Londahl / Sanne Salomonsen / Eddie Skoller / Nils Tuxen
Conductor - Peder Kragerup
Production - Peer Møller

FINLAND (YLE)
Programme - title unknown
Host - Martha Caber-Akkanen
Vocals - Carita Holmström / Maija Hapuoja
Conductor - Nacke Johansson
Production - Tapio Lipponen

IRELAND (RTÉ)
Programme - “Zodiac. A Musical Horoscope”
Vocals - Anne Bushnell / Sonny Knowles 
Conductor - Noel Kelehan
Production - Johnny Devlin

NETHERLANDS (NOS)
Programme - “The One and Only Harold Arlen”
Vocals - Greetje Kauffeld / Mark Murphy 
Trumpet & bugle - Ack van Rooyen 
Alto saxophone - Piet Noordijk
Tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone & flute - Ferdinand Povel
Arrangement - Rob Pronk / Jerry van Rooyen
Production - Jan van Riemsdijk

Part of the Dutch Nordring entry in 1975

NORWAY (NRK)
Programme - “A Most Happy Century”
Narrator - Wenche Foss
Vocals - Ellen Nikolaysen / Odd Børre with The Bendik Singers  (Wenche Hallan / Bjørn Kruse / Philip Kruse)
Arrangement - Sigurd Jansen
Conductor - Sigurd Jansen
Production - Eva Schram / Terje Hoel

SWEDEN (SR)
Programme - “House of Music”
Introduction - Ulf Elfving
Vocals - Lena Ericsson / Björn Skifs 
Guitar - Janne Schaffer 
Arrangement - Lars Samuelson
Conductor - Lars Samuelson
 Introduced by Ulf Elfving 
Production - Rune Hallberg / Lars Hamberg

UNITED KINGDOM (BBC)
Programme - “Music in Motion. The Evolution of Transport in Music”
Sopranos - Pat Whitmore & Joanne Browne
Tenor - Nick Curtis
Baritone - Leslie Fyson
Harp - Marie Goossens 
Special sound effects - Paddy Kingsland, Radiophonic Workshop
Conductor - Peter Knight
Production - Monica Cockburn
Production assistant - Mel House

WEST GERMANY (NDR)
Programme - “A German Hit Parade”
Vocals - Ursula May / Peter Horton
Harmonica - Bernie Fields 
Saxophone & flute - Berb Geller
Guitar - Hans Haider 
Arrangement - Karl Heinz Loges
Conductor - Karl Heinz Loges
Production - Tim Bontjes van Beek

Below, three images of the Netherlands' Nordring representatives of 1975, one taken in Hilversum (standing, left to right: Ferdinand Povel, Dolf van der Linden, Ack van Rooyen, and Piet Noordijk / below them - Mark Murphy and Greetje Kauffeld), and two others in rehearsals in Oslo