One of Valerie's first major music events in her long career was being chosen as a contender in the U.K.'s 1961 "Song for Europe". This annual programme was held by the BBC to choose the UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.
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VALERIE MASTERS: AN EARLY PHOTOGRAPH
In 1961, Valerie entered the BBC's "Song for Europe" with her lovely ballad "Too late for Tears". The complete list of entrants and songs in this BBC competition were:-
CRAIG DOUGLAS "THE GIRL NEXT DOOR"
VALERIE MASTERS "TOO LATE FOR TEARS"
MARK WYNTER "DREAM GIRL"
ANNE SHELTON "I WILL LIGHT A CANDLE"
BRYAN JOHNSON "A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY"
RICKY VALANCE "WHY CAN'T WE?"
THE ALLISONS "ARE YOU SURE?"
STEVE ARLEN "SUDDENLY I'M IN LOVE"
TERESA DUFFY "TOMMY"
The aim was to find an entrant for the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest, and following voting from 140 independent voters, The Allisons were chosen to represent the U.K. in the contest that year. The UK's Song for Europe took place on 15th February, 1961 at BBC Television Centre, hosted by Katie Boyle. Sadly, Valerie did not win, but this competition helped to raise her musical profile in the U.K. during the 1960s.
Below is an article about Valerie's long music career, published by Vision magazine, (UK Eurovision), February, 2013. The article is reproduced courtesy of Vision magazine.
ERRATUM : Valerie's Date of Birth in the Vision Article above:
Please note that Valerie's birthday is shown incorrectly in this article, and it should, of course, have been 24th April, 1940. Many apologies for this error, which should have been corrected before it went to press. Here is the correction notice from Vision:-