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Dana Rosemary Scallon, born Rosemary Brown, best known under her stage name Dana, (Derry30 August 1951) is an Irish singer who later became independent politician.

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[hide]*1 early life

Life Course[Edit]Edit

In 1970 , she participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland with the song " All Kinds of Everything, and booked the first Irish victory in the aforementioned song contest. After this, she had a number of hits in the Irish, British and Dutch charts. Her Christmas song it's gonna be a cold cold Christmas (1975) is an evergreen become.

Under pressure from her record company GTO Records she made the album Lovesongs and fairytales. There are many covers to find. "All my loving""I'm not in love andthere's a kind of hush are just a few of them. They garnered much success with her album, Fairytale with the hits and I love how you love me. This would be her breakthrough, but voice problems prevented this. In 1978 was its agreement with GTO Records. As a result, there was no new record.

Because they are very religious, she was better known by singing religious songs, such as Totus Theo on the occasion of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Ireland in 1979.

In the 1980s she moved with her husband Damien and their family to the United States, where they long time for a Christian radio and television transmitter worked.

She came back to Ireland in 1997 where she candidacy in the elections for President of Ireland. Although she was an independent candidate without a political organization behind him, she obtained a creditable third place and finished for the candidate of the Labour Party. They introduced himself in 1999 candidate for a seat in the European Parliament for the Connacht-Ulster-electorate and was elected.

They associated themselves with no political party, and performed on the basis of the family values campaign . They in particular, profiled by fierce opposition to abortion. In 1999, the Irish Government for to set restrictions on abortions. She lost by her opposition against this part of the support of its constituency. Her view was that this change not enough anti-abortion, but they differed on this point of view with the pro-lifemovement in Ireland, the major political parties and the Roman Catholic Church.

In 2002 she again participated in the general elections in Ireland, again as an independent candidate. The heavy loss being suffered, was considered as punishment for its positions in the abortionreferendum.

At the end of 2004, wanted to do a throw to the Irish Presidency Dana again, but they collected this time not even the number of required nominations.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Lovesongs and fairytales 9-4-1977 34 5

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
All kinds of everything 11-4-1970 2 8
Who put the lights out 20-3-1971 tip
Fairytale 5-3-1977 5 8
I love how you love me 4-6-1977 30 4

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
All kinds of everything 1332 1202 1661 - 1908 - 1985 - - - - - - - -

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