Ronnie Carroll

Ronnie Carroll ( born August 18, 1934 in Belfast, Northern Ireland born Ronald Cleghorn ) is a British singer and politician.


Carroll gained his first stage experience as a participant in various variety shows, where he met his first wife Millicent Martin. In 1956 he signed a contract with Philips Records and had also in the same year with the song Walk hand in hand his first minor hit. In 1960 he participated with the song Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter for the first time at the British preliminary decision to Euro Vision Song Contest, but failed to qualify in the second qualifying round for the finals. In 1962 he again took part in the preliminary and this time was successful: By texted by Syd Cordell and Stan Butcher composed song Ring -A -Ding Girl, he was able to prevail against the eleven other participants and thus won the ticket to Luxembourg. When Euro Vision Song Contest 1962, he was quite successful; with ten points, he reached a split fourth place among 16 participants. Although the single only reached number 46 in the charts, he took part in 1963 for the third time in the preliminary and could win again, this time with the song Say Wonderful Things ( music by Philip Green and lyrics by Norman Newell ). When Euro Vision Song Contest 1963 in London, he again reached the fourth place. This time he got 28 points, but for a different rating system. The song this time was also commercially a success, reaching number six in the British and Irish singles charts.

Say Wonderful Things was Carroll's last appearance in the charts, from now on he should primarily earn with appearances on cruise ships his money. In 1997 he moved to the small anti- parliamentary party Rainbow in Hampstead and Highgate in the parliamentary elections, before he founded his own party with the name "Make Politicians History" with the same goal in 2005. In the same year he released a new album titled Back on song. Today he lives in Hampstead, London.