Riva (band)

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Riva
Origin Zadar, Croatia, Yugoslavia
Genres Pop Music
Years active 1988–1991
Past members Emilija Kokić
Dalibor Musap
Nenad Nakić
Zvonimir Zrilić
Boško Colić

Riva was a pop rock band from Zadar, Croatia, then Yugoslavia, in the late 1980s.

The band debuted on Zagrebfest 1988. Their song "Rock Me" won the Eurovision Song Contest 1989 in Switzerland, with a score of 137 points. According to author John Kennedy O'Connor in The Eurovision Song Contest – The Official History it was an unexpected win.[1] The band proved sceptics wrong bringing the first and only victory for Yugoslavia. The contest was organised in Zagreb in 1990. The group members parted ways in 1991.

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  1. ^ O'Connor, John Kennedy The Eurovision Song Contest – The Official History. Carlton Books, UK. 2007 ISBN 978-1-84442-994-3

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Switzerland Céline Dion
with "Ne partez pas sans moi"
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
1989
Succeeded by
Italy Toto Cutugno
with "Insieme: 1992"
Preceded by
Srebrna Krila
with "Mangup"
Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest
1989
Succeeded by
Tajči
with "Hajde da ludujemo"