Tony Hiller, the songwriter behind the 1976 winning entry ‘Save your kisses for me’ has died at the age of 91.
Tony began his career as a member of The Hiller Brothers, appearing with a number of UK Eurovision artists such as Kath Kirby, Matt Monro and The Shadows.
Hiller then went on to write hits for a host of Eurovision artists, including Brotherhood of Man, Sonia, Cliff Richard, Olivia Newton John, Lulu,and Anne Marie David. Hiller also wrote a number of songs for the UK Eurovision Final ‘A song for Europe’ including ‘Imagination’ by Sinitta (1984) and ‘We’ve got all the time in the world’ by Mirror (1983)
Aswell as Eurovision artists, Hiller wrote songs for other well known artists such as Sonny and Cher and The Osmonds.
A number of Eurovision singers such as Kit Rolfe who represented the UK in 1984, and Scott Fitzgerald have paid tribute to Hiller online.
Below are some of the songs that Tony wrote:
A song for Europe:
Sonny and Cher:
On Tony’s Facebook page the posts reads:
Tony Hiller died this Sunday evening 26th August 2018. An amazing man that will be long remembered. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, songwriters and followers from around the world.
Details of Tony’s funeral arrangements have yet to be announced. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Tony.