Richard Peebles

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Richard Peebles
Also known as Rikki
Born 1956 (age 60–61)
Origin Scotland
Occupation(s) songwriter
Years active 1987–present

Richard Peebles (born 1956), stage name Rikki, is a Scottish singer who has written songs for the band, Middle of the Road.[1] Peebles's song Only the Light won the BBC's A Song for Europe contest in 1987 going on to be the UK entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987 where it placed 13th out of 22 entries, making it the lowest ranked UK entry in the competition until 2000.[2] The song failed to reach the UK Top 75 singles chart and a subsequent album of the same name also failed to chart. Articles in RadioTimes and the DailyRecord called it one of the worst UK performances in the history of the contest.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Eurovision 1987 United Kingdom - Rikki - Only the light". YouTube. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ Barclay, Simon (2010) The Eurovision Song Contest: Lugano 1956 - Oslo 2010,, ISBN 978-1-4457-8415-1, p. 84
  3. ^ Walker-Arnot, Elliot (May 23, 2015). "Britain's best and worst Eurovision entries". Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ Fulton, Rick (Dec 17, 2012). "Comedian Karen Dunbar Is Serious About Eurovision Aim". Daily Record. 
Preceded by
with "Runner in the Night"
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Scott Fitzgerald
with "Go"