Udo Jürgens

Udo Jürgens (* 30. September 1934 in complaint ford as Jürgen Udo Bockelmann) is a composer and a singer from Austria. It is Liedtexter and/or. Singer-songwriter, one of the most important maintenance musicians in the German linguistic area. Its first official artist name read Udo Bolàn.

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its nut/mother originated from Schleswig-Holstein, that became father as a son of a German emigrant family in Moscow born. After outbreak of the First World War those arrivedFamily over Sweden and the imperial German Reich after Kärnten. Here the family established itself and became also property owner. Its uncle mütterlicherseits was the famous Dadaist Hans Arp. The uncle on the paternal side, Dr. Werner Bockelmann, was from 1956 to 64 mayors of Frankfurt/Main. A further uncle lived in cash village with Lueneburg. The former property cash village, which was in the possession of the family Bockelmann, resident now a home people's highschool.

Udo grew in the parental lock Ottmanach on the Magdalensberg (Kärnten) together with the brothers John(1931 - 2006) and Manfred Bockelmann (* 1943) up. It studied music, and. A. at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. From 1964 to 1989 it was mentioned married with the former photo model Erika Meier, Panja. The two have two common children: John (* 1964; admits as John Munich) and Jenny (* 1967; admits as Jenny Jürgens).

In addition Udo Jürgens has two not-conjugal daughters: Sonja, those in New York lives and Gloria, on a verflossenen love in Vienna. To 4. July 1999 hasUdo Jürgens its life companion of many years Corinna Reinhold in New York married. The two inhabited together a house in Zurich.

1950 won Udo Jürgens with a composer - competition of the Austrian broadcast under 300 entries with the song “t'aime” the 1 per. Price.

it composed 1960for Shirley Bassey the world hit “Reach For The of star”. 1964 started Udo Jürgens with the Grand Prix Eurovision de la chanson for Austria in Copenhagen. It reached with “why only, why?” the 5. Place. Matt Monro sold with the English version “mills Away” at first attempt1,5 million records, came at place 1 of the hit parade into England, at place 2 in the USA and occupied point places in the hit parades approximately around the world. Udo's German-language original version a No.1-Hit in France became.

1965 took Udo Jürgens again at the Grand Prix Eurovisionin Neapel part and you, I reached let us let it greet” place 4 with “Sag'. 1966 it participated for the third time and won in Luxembourg with Merci Chérie the first place. 1971 sang Udo Jürgens for the first time the song of the Pool of broadcasting corporations Fernsehlotterie show to me thatPlace at the sun. Also 1976 (a song for all, which are lonely) and 1980 (that is not anything?) it sang the songs of the Fernsehlotterie.

Udo Jürgens largest sales impact was Buenos slide, Argentina with the football soccer national team of the German Federal Republic. he got 1978thus after five weeks the golden record and the platinum record after two months.

Until today is Udo Jürgens of one of the most productive Pop musicians at all. It has approx. 800 songs written and numerous plates brought in. He is seen frequent only as a hit artist, but is also occupied oneits enormous complete work more in detail, then one states that he blows up this category by far. In its song texts it argues also with social problems, z. B. Dekadenz (cafe size illusion, 1993) or consumer intoxication (however ask with cream, 1976). Also to, To the arms race (dream dancer, 1983) and to the drug problem ( red the poppy flowers, 1983) it took position to environment (5 minutes before 12, 1982). In the year 1972 the Austrian singer occurred beyond that actively the election campaign of the Federal Republic of Germany, byit with its CDU - Song for the choice of the Christian democrats called (“I white long already which I do, what otherwise, CDU”).

In its treatment of the German language it affected also artists such as pure hard Mey and is considered as one the most important Protagonisten of German-language Popmusik.

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1984 by the Republic of Austria of the titles professor was lent to it honour for the sake of (e.h. \ h.c.). In the 90's - it received among other things the Distinguished Service Cross 1 to years. Class of the earnings/service medal of the Federal Republic of Germany and the large decoration for earnings/services to the Republic of Austria. 1993it received the ECHO for the life's work. 1999 it was accepted to “club Carriere - encyclopedia of success”. Since 2001 he is honour citizen of its hometown complaint ford.


  • Portrait in music 1.Folge (1965)
  • seventeen year, blond hair (1965)
  • Francoise and Udo (1966)
  • Portraitin music 2.Folge (1967)
  • which I want to say you (1967)
  • to Udo (1968)
  • my song for you (1968)
  • Udo live one (1969)
  • Udo'70 (1969)
  • Udo'71 (1970)
  • show me the place at the sun (1971)
  • hero, hero (musical) (1972)
  • I am again there (1972)
  • Johnny and Jenny (everythingChildren of this world) (1973)
  • Udo today (1974)
  • my songs (1975)
  • Udo'75 a new morning (1975)
  • my songs 2 (1976)
  • my Lieder'77 (1977)
  • Buenos slide Argentina (football WM) (1978)
  • Udo 1957-60 (1980)
  • only a smile (1980)
  • Udo'80 (1980)
  • Leave A little love (1981)
  • welcomes in mineLives (1981)
  • silver strip (1982)
  • dream dancer (1983)
  • very close (1984)
  • Treibjagd (1985)
  • Deinetwegen (1986)
  • the blue album (1988)
  • without mask (1989)
  • even angel need luck (1989)
  • Sempre Roma (football WM) (1990)
  • the dream ship (sound TRACK) (1990)
  • open air Symphony (1992)
  • straightforward (1992)
  • Café size illusion (1993)
  • 140 days cafeYesterday today tomorrow size size of route 94/95 (1994
  • ) tender Chaot (1995
  • ) (1996)
  • I will be there (1999)
  • with 66 years (which is important) (2000)
  • it lives the vice (2002/2003)
  • it becomes light (2003)
  • now or never (2005)
  • Udo plays Jürgens - the solo evening: Live one at the gendarme market (2005)

family novel

  • Udo Jürgens (with Michaela Moritz), the man with the bassoon, Munich, Limes publishing house 2004, ISBN 3809024821. Auto+biographic family novel over the family of Udo Jürgens and over itself, on the basis of the person of the grandfather Heinrich Bockelmann in the year 1891.

tours (cutout, without tours abroad (not-German-language))

  • to 1967 “Udo Jürgens its world successes” 1968
  • sing “Udo Jürgens sing its world successes” (new program)
  • 1969/1970 “Udo '70”
  • 1972/1973 “I are - European tour again there 72/73”
  • 1975 “Udo '75”
  • 1977 “Udo live '77”
  • 1978 “Udo livein of Germany concert halls "
  • 1980 “UDO '80”
  • 1982/1983 “desire alive”
  • 1984/1985 “very close”
  • 1987 “Deinetwegen”
  • 1989/1990 “without mask”
  • 1992 “straightforward” and “open air Symohony”
  • 1994/1995 “140 days size illusion”
  • 1997 “yesterday - today - morning”
  • 2000/2001 “with 66 years live one 2001”
  • 2002 “one solo evening”
  • 2003/2004 tour 2003/2004
  • 2004/2005 “it lives the vice”
  • 2005 “Udo plays Jürgens - solo concert”
  • 2005/2006 “now or never”

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