Search

Double Eurovision contestant Ronnie Carroll celebrates 80th birthday

16:00 19 August 2014

"Rainbow" George Weiss and Ronnie Carroll (front) celebrate Mr Carroll

"Rainbow" George Weiss and Ronnie Carroll (front) celebrate Mr Carroll's 80th birthday. Picture: Nigel Sutton

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

Singer Ronnie Carroll met up with his old pal George Weiss to celebrate his 80th birthday this week.

Chalk Farm resident Mr Carroll, who twice represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in the 1960s, reached the milestone on Monday (August 18).

He met up with 73-year-old Mr Weiss – better known as “Rainbow George” – in South End Green before celebrating with friends and family at a party in Maida Vale.

Mr Weiss, who gained a measure of notoriety for founding a string of wacky political parties, said he is hoping to get Mr Carroll into the music studio to record some new tracks in his 80th year.

“Ronnie’s a special person,” he said.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

07:30
Philip Wellman contracted Hepatitus C after being given a batch of 'killer blood'

A pensioner who was among thousands infected by contaminated blood, in a scandal described by health experts as “the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS”, is facing Christmas living in poverty as a pledge by the prime minister to properly compensate victims expired this week.

06:45
James Fitzpatrick, who has severe autism and relies on Haringey's services, with his mother Mary Langan, left.

Disability and care groups say they are “shocked” and “devastated” at plans to close residential homes and day centres as Haringey slashes its budget by £70million.

Yesterday, 17:12
David Souaan

A Camden student planning to join extremists fighting in Syria has today been convicted of preparing for acts of terrorism.

Yesterday, 16:14
Rory Kinnear and Daniel Craig stand at the front of a speedboat on the  canal in Camden, as they film scenes for the new Bond film Spectre.

James Bond films are always filmed at the most glamourous of locations; Venice, the Bahamas, Istanbul and now, Camden Lock.

Most read news

The online encyclopaedia created a special video showing how the year’s event are linked.

People are divided and it’s definitely following a pattern.

The Interview is about an attempt to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Report found there had been instances of ill-treatment during ‘tactical questioning’, but not deliberate torture or murder.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition