Sandie Jones

Sandie Jones (1951 – 19 September 2019) was an Irish singer.[1][2]

Sandie Jones
Birth nameMargaret Jones
Born1951
Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
OriginCrumlin, Dublin
Died (aged 68)
United States
GenresPop, Folk
Years active1968–81
Associated actsThe Dixies

EurovisionEdit

She represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1972 with the song "Ceol an Ghrá" (English: "Music of Love").[3] This was the only occasion in the history of the contest on which an Irish performer performed a song in the Irish language.[4][5]

DeathEdit

Jones died after a long illness on 19 September 2019, at the age of 68. She was in hospice care in the United States, where she had moved later in her life.[1][6]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1972 "Ceol an Ghrá" Single #1 in Irish Singles Chart Nominated[7]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

  • Royal Earls
  • "Reflections of You" (Release Records - RL.514 - July, 1969)
  • "Keep In Touch" / "Voice In The Crowd" (Release Records - RL.535 - June, 1970)
  • "I Don't Want To Play House]" (Release Records - RL.574 - 1971)
  • Dixies
  • "Ceol an Ghrá" / "Cry Cry Again" (Play Records - PLAY 20 - February, 1972) - #1 Irish Chart
  • "What Do I Do" / "It Was Only A Heart" (Sandie Jones & Joe O'Toole) (Play Records - PLAY 21 - March, 1972) - #1 Irish Chart
  • "Looking For Love" (Sandie Jones) / "Sandie" (Joe O'Toole) (Play Records - PLAY 31 - August, 1972)
  • "The Happiest Girl" / "I Don't Want To Play House" (Sandie Jones) (Play Records - PLAY 47- November, 1972)
  • Boyfriends
  • "End of the World" / "It's A Crying Shame" (Release Records - RL.704 - November, 1973)
  • "Bim Ban Boom" / "Single Girl" (EMI Records - EMI.5001 - July, 1974)
  • Sandie Jones Band
  • "Boogie Woogie Dancing Shoes" / "Instrumental" (Spider Records - WEB.006 - March, 1979) - #15 Irish Chart
  • "Shoes On Boots Off" / "Instrumental" (Spider Records - WEB.017 - December, 1979) - #17 Irish Chart
  • Sandie and the Jones Gang
  • "I Don't Want To Marry Superman" / "Take The Money and Run" (Spider Records - WEB.041 - 1981)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Crowley, Sinéad (19 September 2019). "Irish Eurovision singer Sandie Jones dies, aged 68". Rte.ie.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (22 July 1995). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Guinness Pub. ISBN 9781561591763 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Ceol an ghrá - info - Diggiloo Thrush". Diggiloo.net. Archived from the original on 14 June 2006.
  4. ^ McArt, Pat (22 November 1998). Irish Almanac and Yearbook of Facts 1999. ArtCam Publishing Limited. ISBN 9780952959632 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Falvey, Deirdre. "Sandie Jones, Irish Eurovision singer, dies aged 68". The Irish Times.
  6. ^ "Family appeal to 'fulfill dying wishes' of Irish Eurovision star Sandie Jones and bring her home to be buried". Extra.ie. 20 September 2019.
  7. ^ Twice: 17.05 and 25.05
  8. ^ "Sandie Jones". Irish-showbands.com.
Preceded by
Angela Farrell
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
1972
Succeeded by
Maxi