Roy Black (* 25. January 1943 in Strassberg with Augsburg; † 9. October 1991 in hero stone with Mühldorf; civil Gerhard hell-smell) was one of the most successful German hit singers and also actors in several German music films and with the TV-series “a lockat the word ago lake ".
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Gerhard hell-smell became as an oldest son of the buyer George hell-smell (* 1918; † 1990) andhis Mrs. Elisabeth in the forest village Strassberg with Augsburg born. It visited the elementary school and the getting leg High School in Augsburg later in its place of birth.
With 18 years the music fever seized it, and it sang as a pupil in the carnival 1963 first in the volumes The Honky Tonks, which arose in the tavern Charlys ape stable. To 14. It created September 1963 with the musicians Günter local man, Dieter Schwedes, Peter Schwedes, Helmut Exenberger and Dieter Sirch the Rock'n'Roll - volume Roy Black and his Cannons. Its alias “Roy Black” was on the one hand itspitch-black hair owed, already “Blacky” registered the pointed name which to him, and on the other hand his Idol, the American singer Roy Orbison, which it the first names entlieh. The “Cannons”, their first official appearance according to the Roy Black chronicle to 6. December 1963 in Augsburger the dance club Femina took place, attainedregional admittingness in Augsburg and environment. To 20. Roy Black and won August 1964 his Cannons a talent competition with a pupil ball in Augsburger the Moritzsaal. Thus became attentive the music producer Hans Bertram of Polydor to the volume and provided for you a disk contract. Roy broke itsTo concentrate study of the marketing and management in Munich off around itself on the music.
The two first Singles of Roy Black and his Cannons (taken up in the summer 1964) were called Sweet baby my and Darling my Love. First became smaller figure eight-follows. Also by the strongEmployment Augsburger of an automat on plate, which became for short time Roy Blacks route manager. The second, weakly produced single was a flop. Besides the group name on the Cover was wrongly written: “Canon” instead of “Cannons” (this write error took over later also many chroniclers). The musicians regarded both as noneAnd assumed coincidence an intention of the producer of wanting to solve Roy from the group. And see: The third single you is not alone, who in-sang Roy without The Cannons in the Schmuse hit sound, was - by far better produced - equal a success. The solo admission reached inWinter 1965 the Top Ten of the German hit parades. Behind the Rolling Stones with Satisfaction, the Byrds Mr. Tambourine one and the Rainbows with Balla Balla came it up to place four. This succeeded not least also by the intervention of Elizabeth Bertram, to the wifethe producer, who had Luxembourg influence on the program with radio and who let single of their man begin there strongly… Thus it maintains anyhow Arno praise in its book “Sweet baby mine - Roy Blacks wild youth years”.
With the wedding scoop whole in white became thatRoy Black in the spring finally 1966 to the absolute hit star and girl (and mother-in-law) swarm in Germany. Approximately 2.5 million Singles were sold of it. Roy Black added itself from the first large money a Porsche, which he drove soon thereafter to scrap iron. From now on Roy Black polarized- one loved or hated him. Hardly someone knew still that the good German hit hero was in the heart a Rock'n'Roller. On the contrary: into the wild 60ern it became the counterpart (“voice of the being silent majority”) the English “Beat Rabauken” liked at the youth like the Beatles or the Rolling Stones.
Black worked 1967 also for the first time in a music film, with: The Paradies quick Sünder also, produces from Carl Spiehs with Hans Jürgen Bäumler, Willy Millowitsch, Ralf Wolter and Lou van Burg. The film ran inSpring 1968 in the cinemas on. It received its first main role in always annoyance with the Paukern, which came in the autumn 1968 on the canvases. Roy Black to the side stood for Uschi glass. The two should be developed for the new German pair of dreams of the film,which really did not succeed however. Also in the “star vehicle” assistance, I dear twins played the two South German ones trusts together.
To 1969 all reached its Singles the Top Ten, among them six were number one hit. Naturally it was also regular in Dieter Thomas's tail Second Channel of German Television hit parade, thatForum of the German hit, represent; in January 1969 for example it reached with I thinks of you the 1 there. Place.
The German hit parade of 1970 was full soft Songs, (archie: Sugar, Sugar /Michael cross-beam: Mendocino /Christian differently: Do not pass). Roy Blackit led with your most beautiful gift on… In the same year it sang also the song of the pool of broadcasting corporations Fernsehlotterie I dreamed, the luck came heut to me. 1971 were offered to it a TV-show; it rejected and Michael digs took over the presentation.
In the Duettwith Anita Hegerland, a very young Skandinavierin, had Roy Black in the winter 1972 his last overwhelming success: Beautiful it is to be been in the world, a kind child song hit, which it strikes also in the music film if my Schätzchen on the bass drum into thatCinemas presented. The title held itself 18 weeks in the German Top Ten.
In the same year appeared to the film green is the heath (1972) an album, which showed once more that Roy Black was not simply only a hit singer, but a serious interpreter, that after more fastidious one strove: all 12 pieces on this plate were Vertonungen from poems from Hermann Löns, many from the time of the youth movement coming, e.g. by Fritz Jöde.
Afterwards Roys star sank slowly. No more only song created it under the first ten… Roy Black separateditself in the autumn 1974 of the pair of producers Hans and Elisabeth Bertram. It did not land hits nevertheless again.
1974 he got engaged with the photo model Silke Vagts (* 20. January 1945; † 16. January 2002 [suicide]), and the two married to 30. April 1974 inMunich. At the 1. August 1976 came its son Torsten into the world. In the summer 1978 Wolfgang fire-place ski became the new route manager. Before Black of his brother walter hell-smell cared for. The new manager starts a bath route at north and Baltic Sea with Roy Black and orchestra.
After a longer period of reduced circumstances - quite with some high points, like a concert in the Royal Albert resound in London or tours by the GDR - Roy Black in the middle of the 80's-years had again, although modest, vocational successes. In the summer his song “savage cherries reached 1983flower early " again front places in the hit hit parades, however not in the lists of sales. In February 1986 heart blood , its first LP for six years, appeared and gave to it new popularity.
It looked private however more badly. To 26. November 1985 it became by itsMrs. Silke divorced and to 25. May 1986 fallow it due to a heart error together, was in-supplied to the community hospital stove corner and received some weeks later in Munich two new Herzklappen. At the 3. It stepped December 1986, reasonablly genesen, into Berlin again before 3.000 fansup.
From RTL plus Roy Black received 1989 the offer for a main rolein the TV serial a lock at the word ago lake. In the popular series, in which numerous of guest star participated, it played the always charming hotel boss Lenny Berger.
To 2. May 1990 took itself Roy Blacks father George hell-smells the life.
Roy Blacks the latter modest single success were Uncoupling from its last, of Dieter planks produced album rose time (1991): in May 1991 asks Maria comes still at place 67 the radio Charts and in the August of the yearly reaches I dreams itself to you there place 39.
But the life Roy Blacks looked in truth completely differently than its sound hit world. Temporary career lows and health problems made for him to create again and again. To 9. October 1991 diedRoy Black at heart failure in its Fischer hut in hero stone (Upper Bavaria). Its in former times death was, apart from the heart weakness, possibly also consequence of long continuing alcohol and tablet craze, as well as heavy depressions. After his death numerous humans from its were, allegedly approach, to surrounding field with different explanationsand debt assignments for this. Roy Black was buried in Strassberg, under its civil name.
after his death
in the spring 2000 to the life by Roy Black the first German hit musical whole in white one dedicated, that by Arno praise one wrote and of the citizens of BerlinAgency Valentino was produced. Premiere of whole in white was in Augsburger congress hall, where Roy Black had one of its last appearances. Roy Black was represented with this musical by Claudio Maniscalco, which sang the Roy Black titles also live.
2004 became in the RTL show thoseultimative Chartshow: It determines the most successful singers that Roy Black, in Germany, which is a most successful singer of the last fifty years. Besides he got altogether 13 golden lions of radio Luxembourg.
- 1964 - Sweet baby my
- 1965 - you is not alone
- 1966 - Completely in white
- 1966 - Good Night my Love
- 1967 - Frag' only your heart
- 1968 - remain with me
- 1968 - I thinks of you
- 1969 - the girl Carina
- 1969 - your most beautiful gift
- 1971 - beautiful is it on thatWorld to be (with Anita)
- 1972 - a rose give I you
- 1974 - lonely without you
- 1977 - sand in your eyes
- 1985 - Mona
- 1986 - in Japan the sun goes on
- 1986 - insanity
- 1987 - dreamed
- 1991 - rose time
- 1968 - which Paradies quick Sünder
- 1968 - always annoyance with the Paukern
- 1969 - our doctor are the best one
- 1969 - assistance, I loves twins
- 1970 - if you with me are
- 1971 - who laughs last, laughs best
- 1971 - If my Schätzchen on the bass drum strikes
- child physician Dr. to 1971 - presses
- an eye to 1972 -. Merrily
- 1972 - The heath is green
- 1973 - age punt and recent love
- 1974 - Black Forest travel from dear grief
- 1989 to 1991 - a lockat the word ago lake (TV-series)
filming of its life
- 1996: “You are not alone - the Roy Black story “with Christoph Waltz as Roy Black; Direction: Peter Keglevic
- Silke hell-smell: Roy Black: As it was real; Peter ground publishing house; 1992; ISBN 3-8138-0257-4
- Dieter Moll: Roy Black: Unforgotten; Heel publishing house; 1997; ISBN 3893656111
- Langner/Loeb: The Roy Black chronicle; SoSo publishing house; 2000; ISBN 3-9239-1440-7
- Arno Loeb: Sweet baby mine - Roy Blackswild youth years; Heel publishing house; 1996; ISBN 3-89365-585-9
- smelling pool of broadcasting corporations Letzkuss: Full moon kisses - Roy Blacks fate; SoSo publishing house; 2001; ISBN 3-9239-1469-3 (available)
- Augsburger Popgeschichte; SoSo publishing house; 2001; ISBN 3-923914-01-6
Web on the left of
| | * Literature of and over RoyBlack in the catalog of the DDB
- fan side with extensive information
- IMDB entry for Roy Black
- intending book for Roy Black
|ALTERNATIVE NAME||Gerhard hell-smell|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||of German hit singers and actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||25. January 1943|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Strassberg with Augsburg|
|DYING DATE||9. October 1991|
|DYING PLACE||hero stone|