Carl de GroofBorn: December 3rd, 1923, Vienna (Austria)
Died: January 18th, 2007, Javea (Spain)
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 attractive example of Countryschlager came last in a contest dominated by chanson.
In due course, a more extensive biography on Carl de Groof will be published on this website.