The Allisons: Are You Sure


This was Britain’s Eurovision Song Contest entry in 1961, finishing in second place out of 16. It was written by the Allisons, who were marketed as brothers but were not related. Their real names were Bob Day and John Alford. It got to No 1 in Britain and 102 in America. My friend Helen and I used to sing this on the way to and from school.

This is the Eurovision performance

and this is the single:


One Reply to “The Allisons: Are You Sure”

  1. That’s a superb piece of history, from the days before Eurovision Song Contest entries became parodies.

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