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Franz Eugen Helmuth Manfred Nidl, better known under the pseudonym Freddy Quinn (Hardegg, 27 september 1931) is an Austrian schlagersinger and actor. He was best known in the fifties and sixties of the 20th century.
With songs like the hotel building, Junge komm bald wieder, Who More Gitarre und das Unter fremden Sternen,, La Paloma, Der Legionär und Heimatlos had Quinn between1956 and 1966 ten number-1-hits and he was Germany's undisputed number 1 (in total, he had 23 songs in the top ten).
With the advent of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones who conquered the German market waned the success of Quinn, he had another number one hit, but the lyrics were very critical. Although he is not big hits occur more often on television and he scored.
In 1997 he was awarded the Paul-Lincke-Ring for his extraordinary merits for the German-language entertainment music awarded.
In 2004 Quinn came in the newspapers by tax evasion (€ 900,000). He gave as his primary residence on Switzerland , but lives still prevalent in Germany was in Hamburg which he liable to tax. The Court ruled that he had to settle his debts. He got on top of a two-year suspended sentence and a fine of € 150,000.
In January 2008 passed away his wife Lily Blessmann (89 years). He had so much grief, that he himself had also no longer makes sense, as he reported in the press.
|Single (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Top 40
|Pre Top 40|
|Unter fremden Sternen (Fährt ein weißes Schiff nach Hong Kong)||30-7-1960||11||10||as Freddy|
|Weit ist der Weg||3-12-1960||14||7||as Freddy|
|La Paloma||28-10-1961||3||16||as Freddy|
|Junge, komm bald wieder||16-3-1963||4||26||as Freddy|
|Time for Teenagers Top 10|
|Gib mir dein Wort||1963||2-5-1964||7||5||as Freddy|
|Dutch Top 40|
|Vorüber Vergangen vergessen||1964||02-01-1965||22||4||as Freddy|
- Große Freiheit Nr. 7
- Erbin mit Herz (2004) (TV)
- Haie an Bord (1971)
- Freddy, Tiere, Sensationen (1964)
- Freddy und das Lied der Indians of the Prairy (1964)
- Der Junge von St. Pauli
- The hotel building nach St. Pauli (1963)
- Freddy und das Lied der Südsee (1962)
- Freddy und der Millionär (1961)
- Nur der Wind (1961)
- Freddy und die Melodie der Nacht (1960)
- Weit ist der Weg (1960)
- Freddy unter fremden Sternen (1959)
- Freddy, that Gitarre und das More (1959)
- Die Tote im Hafenbecken Stahlnetz-(1958) (TV)
- Heimatlos (1958)
- That große Chance (1957)
|Number (s) with markings
in the Radio 2 Top 2000
|' 99||' 00||' 01||' 02||' 03||' 04||' 05||' 06||' 07||' 08||' 09||' 10||' 11||' 12||' 13|
|Junge, Komm Bald Wieder||1209||1614||-||-||-||1610||1705||1422||1414||1686||-||-||-||-||-|