The band Alphaville has made itself immortal with its great hits and is “Forever Young” in the truest sense of the word – because her fans from the 80s anyway, but also many new fans who enthusiastically do not miss any of their concerts, can sing this song in all verses.
Alphaville was the German band of the 80s. Founded in 1983 in Münster, the pop band was one of the biggest in the eighties. For weeks they dominated the top places of the single charts with their successful hits and also played with their released record albums on the top ranks. Front singer Marian Gold had played together with Bernhard Lloyd and Frank Mertens first under the band name Forever Young, but already one year later they called themselves Alphaville after the film of the same name by the French director Jean-Luc Godard.
Every single a hit
Right away her first Single “Big in Japan” became a huge hit and could be and even landed in first place in the US charts. Also “Sounds like a Melody” and “Forever Young” became the unforgettable hits from the success story of the German Synthpop band and were extracts from her first debut album, “Forever Young.” End of 1984 guitarist and keyboarder Ricky Echolette joined Alphaville, after Frank Mertens left the band. It was followed by the second Studio album “Afternoons in Utopia” with big hits like “Dance with Me”.
Alphaville – never ending success
The German synthpop band constantly delivers great music and produced a total of seven studio albums, the last of which was released in 2017 with the title “Strange Attractor“. At the same time two live albums, six compilation albums and two remix albums were released as well as a tribute album. The successful German band of the 80s is also very successful and can continue to score with their fans with their single releases.
Incomparable and unforgotten
Alphaville has made herself immortal with her great hits and is in the truest sense of the word “Forever Young” – because their fans from the 80s anyway, but also many new fans, who enthusiastically don’t miss any of their concerts, can listen to this song. in all the verses. Also “Big in Japan” and “Sounds like a Melody” follow this phenomenon. And so singer Marian Gold can still enjoy great popularity and fills big halls for the concerts without any problems.
At the beginning of 1985, the German charity project “Band für Afrika” (Band for Africa) was launched, modelled on Band Aid by British singer Bob Geldof. The joint project was produced by numerous German artists such as Alphaville, Herbert Grönemeyer, Nena and BAP and reached number 3 in the German charts. In Cologne, the pop artists performed together on the big stage for a good cause. The joint project attracted worldwide attention beyond the German borders and was sustainably successful.
Alphaville in private
The front man Marian Gold, whose real name is Hartwig Schierbaum, has been a member of the German synthpop band from the very beginning. With his incomparable voice he has sung his way into the hearts of his fans – worldwide! The born Herforder is married in second marriage and has a total of seven children of four women. Marian Gold is still very successful with the former band from the 80s and is now the last remaining member of the band on stage. His band members have gone other professional ways in the course of time. Ricky Echolotte, who joined the band for Frank Mertens, left in 1997 and co-founder Bernhard Lloyd left the band in 2002. But all this hasn’t stopped him – Marian Gold’s catchy voice is still great and makes the old hits – as well as many new songs – unforgettable!
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