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Swedish winners of the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest, Herreys were formed by three Swedish-born and Los Angeles-raised Mormon brothers, Richard Herrey (born 1964), Louis Herrey (born 1966), and Per Herrey…
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Swedish winners of the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest, Herreys were formed by three Swedish-born and Los Angeles-raised Mormon brothers, Richard Herrey (born 1964), Louis Herrey (born 1966), and Per Herrey (born 1958). Signing with the local Mariann label, Herreys scored their first Swedish hit early in 1984, when "Kali Som Is" climbed to number 18. Success at Eurovision saw their winning entry, "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley," rocket to number two, while an album of the same name topped the Swedish chart that summer. With a healthy teenybopper following establishing Herreys at least as the local answer to Norwegian pop sensations a-ha, their third single, "Varje Liten Droppe Regn," reached number 11 at the end of the year, and Herreys were widely predicted to maintain their success for some time to come. In fact, their days were already numbered. One further single, "Sommarparty," reached the Top 20 in May 1985, but the band's second album, Crazy People, barely made the Top Ten and the following year's Not Funny struggled to hit the Top 30. Herreys broke up soon after, although periodic reunions would follow, most notably in 2002, when they performed "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" at the semifinals of the Swedish Melodifestivalen. A solo Richard Herrey appeared at Eurovision's 50th anniversary concert in Copenhagen in October 2005, and he released his debut solo album, Jag e Kung, the following year.