Famous ABBA Fans Talk: Buckz Fizz

In 1981, two young women and two young men were selected as the UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) with the song Making Your Mind Up. It turned out to be a successful bet; Bucks Fizz impressed the European juries with their catchy song and colourful, skirt-ripping act. After winning the contest, they went on to become one of the most successful pop groups from Britain in the ‘80s, with three UK number ones, several Top 10 hits and record sales that exceeded 15 million. Original band members Cheryl Baker, Jay Aston and Mike Nolan, joined by Bobby McVay, still perform at sell-out venues but, bizarrely, for legal reasons, had to add ‘Formerly of Bucks Fizz’ to their names. Before one of their joyful, perfectly choreographed shows, we met the foursome who unanimously recognise ABBA’s legacy.

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