May 5 in Swedish History
1984: The Swedish group Herreys wins the Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Diggi-loo Diggi-ley,” Sweden’s second Eurovision Song Contest victory ever and ten years after ABBA’s win with “Waterloo.” The contest takes place in Luxembourg, and the song is written by Britt Lindeborg and Torgny Söderberg. Herreys consists of brothers Per, Richard and Louis Herrey. Following their victory, Herreys tour and frequently perform around the country. In total they sell 4 million records in Europe. Today they are seen as Sweden’s first so-called “boy band.” Only Richard still works with music full time.