The twelfth Eurovision Song Contest was held on 8 April 1967 at the "Großer Festsaal der Wiener Hofburg", Vienna, Austria. Erika Vaal presented the festival and of the 17 participants Sandie Shaw won for the United Kingdom with "Puppet on a String". The song had one of the widest margins of victory ever witnessed in the competition; it garnered more than twice as many votes as the second place song. It was the first victory for the United Kingdom.
The entry from Luxembourg, "L'amour est bleu", sung by Vicky Leandros (fourth place), became the biggest international hit of the 1967 contest. Denmark did not participate and left the contest until 1978. Eduardo Nascimento, representing Portugal, was the first black male singer in the history of Eurovision Song Contest.
"Puppet on a String"
Sandie Shaw: "Puppet on a String"