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Udo Jц+rgens

( Austrian singer and composer)

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Udo's grandfather was a banker in pre-revolutionary Russia, and the singer's father was born in Moscow. From 5 years old began playing the harmonica, with 7 - on the accordion, the 13 years he has mastered the piano. Since 1948, he studied at the Conservatory of Klagenfurt. In 1950 won the Composers' Competition, organized by the Austrian Radio. After graduation, under the pseudonym Udo Bolan created together with his team stands in restaurants. In 1954 received an invitation to collaborate on B. Mueller, head of the orchestra in Berlin and signed the first contract to manufacture the plate. In 1961 he wrote the song 'Reach for the Stars' performance in the Shirley Bassey gained world recognition. In 1964, the first time represented Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest, which with the song 'Warum nur warum?' took sixth place. In the next contest up two notches higher with the song 'Sag ihr, ich laц? sie grц+ц?en'. Udo third attempt was the most successful, and he became the winner of Eurovision in 1966, performing the song 'Merci ChцLrie', after which the singer with a successful concert tours traveled the world.

. In 1978, together with West soccer team recorded the song 'Buenos dias, Argentina', the disk from which two months later went platinum, and the singer won a Grammy
. His speech on the island Donauinsel in Vienna in 1992 still ranks as the largest concert in Europe.

To date, recorded over 900 songs, united in 50 albums. Among his most famous songs - "Seventeen years, . blonde ", . "Anushka", . "Matilda", . "Again the sun rises", . "Cotton Fields", . "There comes a night, . senorita ", . "Your loneliness", . "Beloved homeland", . "Show me a place under the sun", . "Once the balloon ...", . "On the streets of oblivion",
. In addition to songs, is the author of musicals and symphonic works. In 1994 and 2004 published two books of his memoirs, the second of which is a family saga about the life of the singer and his ancestors.

Currently residing in Switzerland, whose nationality was in 2007.


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