Eurovision 1959 representative Pearl Carr has passed away today, aged 98.
The British Musical Hall Society, which is a non-profit organisation, has confirmed that Pearl Lavinia Carr has passed away. Pearl was born on the 2nd of November, 1921 in Exmouth, Devon.
As known to many, Pearl represented the United Kingdom in the 1959 Eurovision Song Contest, alongside her husband Teddy Johnson, who sadly passed away in 2018, with the song ‘Sing, Little Birdie’. It eventually placed 2nd with 16 points, just behind the Dutch entrant Teddy Scholten who won the contest with ‘Een beetje’. Teddy and Pearl’s single reached #12 in the UK Charts.
The duo competed to represent the United Kingdom in the 1960 contest with ‘Pickin’ Petals’ but were unfortunately beaten by Bryan Johnson with ‘Looking High High High’, who was actually Teddy’s brother. The song achieved another 2nd place at Eurovision.
Eurovision was not the only success to which Teddy and Pearl had; they released a second hit named ‘How Wonderful To Know’ in 1961. Throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s, the pair became somewhat household names, starring in musicals and several television programs.
In recognition of their success, together they received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
Here at ESCTakeover, we wish to send our condolences and warm wishes to Pearl’s family, friends and of course, fans. Rest in Peace.
Article Source: British Music Hall Society