Bardo was the name of vocal/dance duo Sally Ann Triplett and Stephen Fischer created ad hoc for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1982. Their song One Step Further came a disappointing seventh in the 27th edition of the contest, held in Harrogate in April 1982 (the contest had been won by British duo Bucks Fizz the previous year, with whom Bardo had both manager and producer in common). One Step Further fared better in the UK singles charts where it reached no.2 in May although the duo failed to make a successful follow-up. (read more on wikipedia)
Links to Peel
Peel introduced Bardo during a solo hosting on Top of the Pops on 01 April 1982, the week after it had been chosen as the UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. He described One Step Further as "our Song for Europe: my song and your song." There is no evidence of him playing the record on his radio show although on 26 April 1982 he introduced his programme by quoting some translated lines from that year's Eurovision winning entry 'Ein bißchen Frieden' by Nicole (Germany).
Top Of The Pops
- 01 April 1982 (TOTP) - One Step Further (7") EPIC EPC A2265