Ferry Graf had already made minor appearances before he was selected by ORF in 1959 to represent Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest in Cannes . With the unusual Schlager Der k. Composed by Norbert Pawlicki and written by Günther Leopold . and k. Kalypso from Vienna competed against ten other participants. The song is a mixture of calypso and the popular chanson at the time . The song is about the k. and k. Kalypso from Vienna, in which you “can also feel Strauss melodies here and there ” and which “does not come from Ecuador , not from Spain and also not from Mexico , but from Vienna .” The song also includes yodelling . Graf achieved four points - two from Sweden , one from Switzerland and one from Monaco - and came in ninth place. Although the title was released as a single, it was not a commercial success.
In the years after his participation, Graf had a few appearances on Austrian and German television, including the ZDF hit parade in 1969 , but could not record any major successes. In the 1970s he moved to Finland, where he founded his own band , musically based on hillbilly and German cover versions of Elvis classics. The group has been very successful with live performances. Ferry Graf has now taken on Finnish citizenship and now lives in Jyväskylä .
- The text to Der K. and K. Kalypso from Vienna (with picture)
- Jan Feddersen : A song can be a bridge. The German and international history of the Grand Prix Eurovision. Hoffmann and Campe, Hamburg 2002, ISBN 3-455-09350-7 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian singer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 14, 1931|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ternitz|