Fred has the song correctly nailed down but for one small point, Plastic's (off-topic material) version was itself a cover of the earlier original (written by Roger Tabrat) that went Gold the first time round.
I'll leave you overnight to dwell on it - it's nearly midnight here. With one small clue - the lead singer (if I can pick out his voice correctly) gave up this sport we enjoy for a short while to operate a 60mm mortar whilst hunting the "fieldgrau", Fortunately for France, he returned.
Bob Reid Stonehaven Scotland
On 4 Sep 2005, at 22:26, Fred Rafael Rednor wrote:
> I'm guessing 1979 because it's a "cover" of Plastic Bertrand's
> magnum opus Bambino. (Not to be confused with a Hetchins
> Magnum Opus.) These can't be Flemish guys because
> 1) They know the words in French, and
> 2) Monsieur Bertrand (despite his Belgian origins and obvious
> greatness) was a total embarrassment to the Flemish.
> So I would guess the event is the 1979 Fleche Wallonne and one
> of the singers if Claude Criquielion.
> Fred Rednor - king of the divan in Arlington, Virginia (USA)
> --- Bob Reid <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Name the tune, the year, the four singers and the event...
>> And before anyone goes ape, it's very much on topic.