brown and black radio on brown wooden table

How Portugal’s 1974 Eurovision entry toppled the country’s fascist regime (and what Pinochet had to do with it) | The Guardian

“‘E Depois do Adeus‘ (And After the Goodbye), performed by Paulo de Carvalho, with lyrics by José Niza, came joint last with Norway, Germany and Switzerland,” The Guardian writes, adding that “just a few weeks later, it changed the course of history.”

Interesting bit of information: the inspiration to play a certain song at a certain time to alert co-conspirators that the revolution has begun comes straight out of a how-to-do-a-coup handbook edited by Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, according to the article.

Have a listen to the song, meanwhile:

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