Seán Patrick Michael Sherrard, who would later take the stage name Johnny Logan is born in May 1954 in Australia. His father, Irish tenor Patrick O’Hagan was living in Australia back then. When Seán was three, the family moved to Ireland.
Johnny Logan released his first album In London in 1979, where he also first set his eyes on the Eurovision Song Contest. With the song Angie, he finished third in the Irish national final. The following year, he returned, and won – both the Irish selection and the Eurovision Song Contest. He would move on to achieve two more wins; in 1987 and 1992, the latter as composer for Linda Martin.
More than 20 albums later, Johnny Logan, or the King of Eurovision, as fans and media like to refer to him as, is still going strong. The past 15 years his success mainly brings him to the Scandinavian countries, Germany and the Netherlands. In those countries, he still have a large committed fan base.