One of the most successful individuals in the entire history of the Eurovision Song Contest, Johnny Logan first appeared at the event in 1980, when he was triumphant with "What's Another Year." He returned to the contest again in 1987, and proved victorious once again, this time with "Hold Me Now." Five years later, he was back again as the writer of Linda Martin's winner, "Why Me." A fourth Logan composition, "Terminal Three" (again performed by Martin) finished in the runner-up position in 1984, behind Herreys' "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley." Yet, while Logan is synonymous with Ireland's Eurovision history, the singer himself was born on May 13, 1954, in Frankstone, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The erstwhile Sean Patrick Michael Sherrard was three before the family returned to its native Ireland, where his father, Patrick O'Hagen, was one of the country's best regarded tenors. Logan's own musical aspirations were evidenced early -- by age 13, he was writing and performing his own songs, and was soon a fixture on the County Meath folk circuit, although he would be 23 before his first "big break" arrived, appearing as Adam in the stage play Adam & Eve.