Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Miss Båbs, vila i frid











From the ESCtoday website comes more sad news for Eurovision fans:
Another Eurovision star has fallen away, as iconic singer Barbro Svensson, professionally known as Lill-Babs (“Little Babs”), has passed away. Lill-Babs, who recently celebrated her 80th birthday and was referred to as “Sweden’s grand old lady”, died after being hospitalized following a heart failure.
Sad, indeed. This was the woman who, after all, was the top-billing performer when the Beatles first appeared in concert in Sweden, and the star for whom the four vocalists soon to be known as ABBA first hit the big-time as backing vocalists...

By way of a tribute, here's the lady herself, in her absolute camp prime, accompanied by (and occasionally beating-up) her obligatory bevy of safety gays!


There are going to be quite a few black armbands at the Eurovision Song Contest this year, methinks...

RIP Barbro Margareta Svensson (known as Lill-Babs, 9th March 1938 – 3rd April 2018)

Read my previous tributes to the great lady here, here and here.

8 comments:

  1. Got to be Cliff Richards turn soon...
    Sx

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    1. We live in hope. However, I don't think I'm prepared for the Radio 2 all-day "Cliff-a-thon" that would inevitably follow his departure for the bitter, hypocritical eternal wilderness he so richly deserves. Jx

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    2. OMG - I didn't think of that. It'll be all over mainstream TV as well. Thank goodness for Netflix.
      Sx

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    3. Thank goodness for Radio 3 and Radio 6 Music in such circumstances, I say... Jx

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  2. And Cliff Richard dolls! "Got myself a cryin'. talkin'..."
    Dinah runs screaming for the Bombay Sapphire...

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    1. Thanks, Dinah. Now I have that bloody song as an earworm.

      Call for Infernal! Immediately. Jx

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  3. Oh, dear. They're falling like dominoes, aren't they.

    P.S. A shinier quartet of bottoms I never did see!

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    1. "Bottoms" is definitely the word. Jx

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