A Man Without Love (Kenneth McKellar song)

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For the Englebert Humperdinck song, see Quando M'innamoro.
United Kingdom "A Man Without Love"
Eurovision Song Contest 1966 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Cyril Ornadel
Lyricist(s)
Conductor
Finals performance
Final result
9th
Final points
8
Appearance chronology
◄ "I Belong" (1965)   
"Puppet on a String" (1967) ►

"A Man Without Love" was the British entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1966, performed in English by Kenneth McKellar.

The song is a ballad, with McKellar comparing a man without love and a man with love. He explains that a man without love is "only half a man, this nothing", and a man "with love is everything in life".

For the performance of the song in Luxembourg, McKellar wore the traditional Scottish kilt.

"A Man Without Love" peaked at no. 30 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1966.[1]

It was performed eighteenth and last on the night, following Ireland's Dickie Rock with "Come Back to Stay". At the close of voting, it had received eight points (five from Ireland and three from Luxembourg), placed ninth in a field of 18 (the worst placing for the United Kingdom until 1978.

It was succeeded as British representative at the 1967 contest by Sandie Shaw with "Puppet on a String".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 340. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
Preceded by
"I Belong"
by Kathy Kirby
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
1966
Succeeded by
"Puppet on a String"
by Sandie Shaw