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About Esther & Abi Ofarim

Esther Ofarim (b. Esther Zaied, 13 June 1941, Zafed, Israel) and Avraham Reichstadt (b. 5 October 1937, Zafed, Israel, d. 4 May 2018, Munich, Germany) were a husband-and-wife team who shot to fame in their homeland during the early 60s. With a keen eye for the international market, Esther had represented Switzerland in the 1963 Eurovision Song Contest while the duo extended their appeal on the Continent via concert performances and foreign language recordings. They had their first hit in Germany in 1966 with Noch Einen Tanz, and the following year enjoyed even bigger success with their version of the Bee Gees Morning Of My Life. An appearance on the high-rating Eamonn Andrews Show on UK television, in which Esther and Abi sang a novelty love duet, proved so popular that the song became an overnight smash. Cinderella Rockefella (composed by Mason Williams) topped the UK charts for three weeks in early 1968 and although the duo seemed likely one-hit wonders they managed a successful Top 20 follow-up with One More Dance. The partnership subsequently broke up when their marriage was dissolved. Esther Ofarim maintained a low-key solo career in the following decades.