, or Herrey's
, is a Swedish
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Popular music belongs to any of a number of musical genres "having wide appeal" and is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. It stands in contrast to both art music and traditional music, which are typically disseminated academically or orally to smaller, local...
group, consisting of the three Mormon
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brothers Per Herrey (born 9 August 1958), Richard Herrey (born 19 August 1964) and Louis Herrey (born 3 November 1966). They won the Eurovision Song Contest 1984
The Eurovision Song Contest 1984 was the 29th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 5 May 1984 in Luxembourg. The presenter was Désirée Nosbusch. Nosbusch, only 19 years old at the time, hosted the show in a lax manner, which was quite unusual for this show back then...
with the song "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley
"Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" was the winning song in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 performed in Swedish by a trio of brothers named Herrey's. Lyrics were written by Britt Lindeborg, and the tune by Torgny Söderberg...
". In 1985, they won the Sopot International Song Festival
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with "Sommarparty på Stranden". At the time Herreys won Eurovision, the brothers were living and working as singers in the United States
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. As a result, all three of the Herrey brothers are fluent in English
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as well as Swedish
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Herreys continued to record and tour for a few years, but had no hits of the same magnitude as the Eurovision winner. Louis Herrey decided he needed to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and with his brothers' permission he left for two years leading to the breakup of Herreys.
The three brothers reunited to perform "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" in the intermission of one of the Swedish Melodifestivalen
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semifinals of 2002. Richard Herrey made an appearance at Congratulations
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, a 50th anniversary concert, held in Copenhagen
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in October 2005. In February 2006, Richard Herrey released his first solo album, Jag e Kung
In August 2009, Herreys performed at the party of the recreational cycling ride VasaTrampet in Mora, Sweden.
- 1984: Diggi-loo Diggi-ley
- 1985: Crazy People
- 1985: Not Funny
- 1986: Different I's
- 1987: Live in Tivoli
- 1994: Där vindarna möts
- 1995: Herreys Story
- 2002: Gyllene Hits
- "Crazy people" / "I'm so sorry"
- "You" / "I see the love"
- "Kall som is" / "Mirror mirror"
- "Diggi-Loo-Diggi-Ley" (1984)
- (#2 in Sweden, #5 in Norway, #10 in Switzerland, #11 in Germany, #18 in Denmark, #46 in UK)
- "People say it's in the air" / "I'm so sorry"
- "Varje liten droppe regn" (EP)
- "People from Ibiza" / "Sommarparty"
- "Din telefon" / "Why Why"
- "Chinese Temptation" / "Sweet Love"
- "Freedom" / "Little Pretty Girl"
- "Min ensamma vrå" / "Livet i dig"
- "Öppna dina ögon" / "Hanna"
- "Här vill jag leva" / "Hon ger dig allt"