Les HumphriesBorn: August 10th, 1940, Croydon, London (United Kingdom)
Died: December 26th, 2007, Basingstoke, Hampshire (United Kingdom)
The Les Humphries Singers took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1976, when their heyday as an internationally acclaimed music group was over already. They came second in the German final, but when winner Tony Marshall was disqualified, they were allowed to represent West Germany in The Hague with ‘Sing sang song’, composed by Ralph Siegel. Les Humphries co-wrote the English lyrics and arranged the music. In The Hague, he conducted the Metropole Orchestra during the rendition of ‘Sing sang song’, which finished 15th. Actually, this meant the death-knell for the group, which disbanded that same year.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Les Humphries will be published on this website