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Udo JürgensUdo Jürgen Bockelmann 's stage name (Klagenfurt30 september 1934) is an Austrian singer and songwriter. His uncle on his mother's side is the DadaistHans Arp. His paternal uncle was Mayor from 1956 to 1964 of the German city of Frankfurt am Main. Since February 2007 Udo in addition to his Austrian passport a Swiss passport. [1]

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[hide]*1 early life

Life Course[Edit]Edit

Ottmanach Udo grew In the parental lock on with two brothers, John (1931-2006) and Manfred Bockelmann (1943). He has studied music in Salzburg.

From 1964 to 1989, he was married to former model Erika Meier. He has two children from this marriage, John (1964) and Jenny (1967). Outside of this marriage he has two illegitimate daughters, Sonja and Gloria.

Udo married In 1999, this time with Corinna Reinhold. However, the couple now lives separately from each other.

In 1950, he won a competition for composers organized by the ORF with the song Je t'aime. Ten years later he wrote the worldwide hit for Shirley Bassey Reach for the Stars. However, this is not the only world star for whom he wrote songs. An original composition written for Frank Sinatra , If I never sing another song was recorded bySammy Davis Jr. that are already there tv and concert performances ended with it.

In Netherlands have singers also had success with the compositions of Jürgens, including André van Duin ("a true friend", Ich war noch niemals in New York), Joe Harris("drink red wine", "Griechischer Wein") and Gerard Cox ("evening", Abends). The biggest hit is, however, in the Dutch Gib mir deine Fear as "give me your fear" sung by both the translator André Hazes as by Guus Meeuwis.

Eurovision Song Contest[Edit]Edit

In 1964 he made a first stab at a Eurovision victory with the song Warum nur Warum, it ended up in sixth place and the British candidate Matt Monro was made the song so well that he covered as Walk away and at number 1 in the British charts and came in second place in the American charts. A year later, Udo fourth at the Eurovision Song Contest 1965 in Naples with Sag ihr, ich laß sie grüßen '. In 1966 he won with Merci chérie the Eurovision Song Contest. He was the only Austrian winner of this event succeeded him in 2014 to Conchita Wurst .

In the following years, he wrote some German evergreens like Griechischer WeinAber bitte mit Sahne and Mit 66 Jahre. One of his greatest successes was together with the German soccer team in 1978 when he sang Buenas Dias Argentina . He also received a Grammy Award as country song this song as very successful in North America .

In the 1960s, was Udo in multiple feature films to see and in the 1990s in television series, including Das Traumschiff and Ein Schlo β am Wörthersee.

Themes[Edit]Edit

Udo is one of the most prolific pop musicians. He has written songs about the nine hundred and about fifty studio albums released. He is often depicted as a singer but this is not correct. In his song lyrics often about deeper problems, the current decadence (1993Café Grö β enwahn ) or the consumer society (Aber bitte mit Sahne, 1976). The environment has its attention (5 Minutes vor Zwölf, 1982), and addiction (Rot blüht der Mouth, 1983). It is worth noting here the Blaue Album from 1988, an album that openly criticise the Catholic Church. The song Gehet hin und vermehret euch is on the public channels in Austria and Germany not broadcast because of the text.

Der Mann mit dem Fagott[Edit]Edit

Also has written a book together with Udo Jürgens Michaela Moritz: Der Mann mit dem Fagott (the guy with the bassoon). The book is set in the past, in Bremen and is about the family history of the Bockelmanns. It tells the story of Heinrich Bockelmann (Udo's grandfather), Rudjaska (Rudi) Bockelmann (Udo's father) and of course Udo itself. It also contains a large part European history, including the first world war, in which Udo's grandfather was one of the last German bankers in Russia, the second world war, and also the times of Udo's own life.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

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Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

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Portrait in musik 1965 -
Siebzehn jahr, blondes hair 1965 -
Francoise und Udo 1966 -
Portrait in musik-2. Fajardo 1967 -
Was ich dir sagen will 1967 -
Udo 1968 -
Mein lied für dich 1968 -
Udo live 1969 - Live Album
Udo ' 70 1969 -
Udo 71 1970 -
Immer wieder geht die sonne auf 1971 08-05-1971 46 13
Zeig mir den platz an der sonne 1971 -
Heroes, heroes 1972 - Musical
Ich bin wieder da 1972 -
Johnny und Jenny (All kinder dieser welt) 1973 -
Udo heute 1974 -
Meine lieder 1975 24-05-1975 22 7
Udo 75-Ein neuer morgen 1975 -
Meine lieder 2 1976 -
Meine lieder ' 77 1977 -
Udo live ' 77 1977 - Live Album
Buenos dias Argentina 1978 - with that Fußball-Nationalmannschaft
Udo Jürgens 1979 03-03-1979 22 9 Compilation album
Udo 1957-60 1980 -
Nur ein lächeln 1980 -
Udo ' 80 1980 -
Leave a little love 1981 -
Willkommen in meinem leben 1981 -
Lust am leben live 1981 - Live Album
Silberstreifen 1982 -
Traumtänzer 1983 -
Hautnah 1984 -
Live & hautnah 1985 - Live Album
Treibjagd 1985 -
Deinetwegen 1986 -
Das live-konzert ' 87 1987 - Live Album
Das blaue album 1988 -
Sogar engel brauchen gluck 1989 -
Ohne maske 1989 -
Live ohne maske 1990 - Live Album
Sempre Roma 1990 - with those Fußball-Nationalmannschaft
Das traumschiff 1990 - Soundtrack
Geradeaus 1991 -
Open air symphony live 1992 - Live Album
Café Grössenwahn 1993 -
His greatest successes 1995 08-04-1995 51 5 Compilation album
140 Tage Grössenwahn-Tour 1994/95 1995 - Live Album
Zärtlicher chaot 1995 -
Gestern-heute-morgen 1996 -
Gestern-heute-morgen live ' 97 1997 - Live Album
Ich werde da sein 1999 -
Mit 66 jahren (was wichtig ist...) 2000 -
Mit 66 jahren-Live 2001 2001 - Live Album
Es lebe das laster 2002 -
Es werde licht-Meine winter-und weihnachtslieder 2003 -
Es lebe das laster-Udo live 2004 -
Jetzt oder nie 2005 -
Udo Jürgens-Der spielt soloabend: Live am gendarmenmarkt 2005 -
Jetzt oder nie live 2006 -
Lieder fuller poetry 2007 -
Einfach ich 2008 -
Einfach ich live 2009 - Live Album
Der ganz normal wahnsinn 2011 -
Mitten im Leben 2014 -

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Merci, chérie 1966 19-03-1966 14 8
Cotton fields 1968 25-05-1968 tip18 -
Zeig mir den platz an der sonne 1971 09-10-1971 31 3
Spiel, zigan 1974 02-03-1974 tip17 -
Griechischer wein 1975 19-04-1975 4 8 No. 3 in the Single Top 100
Einmal wenn du gehst 1978 11-03-1978 16 7 with Judy Cheeks /

No. 21 in the Single Top 100

Paris-einfach nur zum spaß so 1981 10-01-1981 tip11 -
Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Griechischer wein 1975 - No. 7 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Einmal wenn du gehst 1978 - with Judy Cheeks/

No. 30 in the Radio 2 Top 30

DVDs[Edit]Edit

DVDs with the Dutch Music charts in the Top 30 Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest 

position

Number Of 

weeks

Comments
Einfach ich Live 2009 2009 07-11-2009 30 1

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