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EuroDance, HiNRG Group
The first single to be released by 49ers was Die Walküre in 1988.
At this time, Pieradis Rossini
was a part of the team. He was also behind all the hits from the first album
: Don't You Love Me, How Longer, Touch Me (with samples from tracks Rock-A-Lot by Aretha Franklin and Touch Me by Alisha Warren), I Need You, and Girl
To Girl, which all reached top ten places in the charts worldwide.
Known for : Die Walküre, Shadows, How Longer...
Following the dissolution of his successful dance-pop duo Modern Talking, composer
and producer Dieter Bohlen
turned his attention to a new solo project which he dubbed Blue System;
also assuming vocal chores, he debuted in 1987 with the single Sorry Little
Sarah, soon followed
by the full-length Walking on a Rainbow.
Known for : Sorry Little Sarah, Big Boys Don't Cry, My Bed Is Too Big...
He is one of the most famous German producers, who had more than 100 tracks in the German charts, more than 50 time #1 worldwide, more than 160 millions of records sold, and more than 400 gold and platin records. He is often called "Pop-titan" and his distinctive musical sound is sometimes described as "Bohlen-sound".
EuroDance, HiNRG Group
Caroline Catharina Müller was born July 31st, 1964, in Oss (Netherlands), from a German father and a Dutch mother. In 1979, the whole family settled in Germany. In 1985 she becomes a member of the girl quartet Optima, 2 singles were released.
Known for : I Can Lose My Heart Tonight, 'Cause You Are Young, Strangers By Night...
Delegation, one of the UK's leading soul/funk acts have successfully stood
the test of time since their inception in the mid-1970's. Beginning their career
as a three-place vocal group in the tradition of the most successful USA soul
acts founder and leader Ricky Balley has guided the group, through several personnel
changes, into one of Europe's most respected bands.
Known for : Can't Let You Go, Darlin' (l Think About You), Where Is The Love (We Used To Know)...
Fancy's real name is Manfred Alois Segieth or Manfred Aulhausen. He started
his carreer back in 1984 with his two successful singles Slice Me Nice
and Chinese Eyes. In 1985 another hit song Bolero infected European
countries uncontrollably (it was a top song in Spain for almost six months).
For most of the next year (1986) Fancy was on the road, performing in European
as well as US dance clubs. He really became famous with his 1987 album Flames
Of Love. The title track captivated most of the Europe and also showed that
Fancy knew what his audience wanted - quality, emotion filled, danceable songs.
Known for : Slice Me Nice, Chinese Eyes, Get Lost Tonight...
Also known as Newfield, Laurent Gelmetti started as soundmaker for Saifam,working
on many italodisco and eurobeat songs from '86 to '90.
Then he moved to Time Records as master producer, doing all the eurobeat productions from '90 to '94. In '95 he created Delta with Clara Moroni and Sinclaire and together they ruled the Japanese market for 10 years.
Composers : Roberto Turatti, Miki Chieregato, H.T.Beecher, M.Natale,
S.Melloni, M.Farina, F.Serra, A.Bindella...
Known for : To Meet Me, A Taste Of Love, Mad Desire...
American singer and photographer Tom Hooker aka Thomas Barbey was born Thomas Beecher Hooker on November 18, 1957, in Greenwich, Connecticut. His granddad, John Barbey, co-invented "Lee" jean, and one of his aunts, Harriet Beecher Stowe, wrote famous anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Disco and hi-NRG diva Uchenna Ikejiani was born in Nigeria to an Igbo family. She moved from Nigeria to Montreal, Canada in the mid-1970s to study at Concordia University. In autumn 1977 she auditioned to appear on Joe La Greca's album Montreal. In early 1978 she recorded two tracks for the project, If You Believe In Me and Higher And Higher. These were released on an EP, with her credited under her birth name. Glenn LaRusso of Salsoul Records convinced her to shorten her name from Uchenna Ikejiani to Carol Jiani to make it easier for North Americans to pronounce.
Known for : Hit N' Run Lover, The Woman In Me, Ask Me...
Gianni Laszlo Coraini was born on July 18th1954 in Florence. Even since he was a little boy, Ken had a special talent for music.
He also learned to play the flute and graduated from the academy of music.
When Ken was 15, he began his training as a musician by singing and
playing in discoteques and clubs. His first musical experience was in a band called I Giovani Di Mantova.
Known for : Hey Hey Guy, Hey Hey Guy (Special Nunk Remix), Hey Hey Guy (Swedish Mega Mix Version)...
Real Name : Pier Michele Bozzetti
Known for : Starman, The World Is You, How Old Are You...
The Modern Talking project originated in the spring of 1984, when Dieter Bohlen
wrote You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul. At first he could not find a suitable
artist to complete the act. Persuaded by Bohlen, the German pop singer Thomas
Anders recorded the You're My Heart, You’re My Soul - unaware of the
impact it would have on the music industry. A few weeks after its debut, You’re
my heart, You’re My Soul reached the top of the German pop charts. Sales
exceeded 40000 singles daily. After their incredible success in Germany, Modern
Talking released their hit in other European and Asian countries. They landed
on charts in 17 countries, including Japan’s top 20, being the first German
act ever to enter this chart. The single was # 1 in Israel and nominated song
of the year 1985 in this country, but only # 55 in in UK. They were elected
band of the years 1985 and 1986 in Israel.
Known for : You're My Heart, Your're My Soul, You Can Win If You Want, Cheri Cheri Lady...
EuroDance, HiNRG Group
Hi-NRG singer Paul Parker (born in San Francisco) scored big successes in the 80s with singles such as Right On Target (reached #1 on Billboards Magazine's Dance Chart in 1982) and Shot In The Night.
Known for : From Here To Eternity, Right On Target, Shot In The Night...
Alexia Phillips, a professional musician and entertainer, has been studying
music since the age of 6. Her main instruments of study include piano, guitar,
vocals, and flute. She is currently majoring in guitar performance at the Royal
Conservatory of Music, and participates in various classical guitar concerts
and recitals. During the last four years, while coninuing her musical studies,
much of her time has been dedicated to teaching piano and guitar in her family
owned music studio. Since the tender age of 14, her other musical assets have
included playing piano and singing lead vocals with a Toronto based band. This
experienced performer has played in over 200 clubs and concert halls in Canada
and in the United States.
Known for : I Wanna Know, I'll Be Waiting For You, How Could You Love Me...
Born into a family of artists (his father was a successful painter and sculptor,
his grandfather was a lyrical singer), Ryan already had the music in his veins
when he was still a child. Especially inspired and encouraged by his grandfather,
who taught him everything about classical operas, he decided to study music
after having finished college. In the early 80's, he made his first movie experiences
as well, when acting in little rolls in famous films such as Once Upon a
Time in America by Sergio Leone with Robert de Niro and La Bella Otero
with Angela Molina.
Known for : Dolce Vita, Fall In Love, Paris On My Mind...
Sandra Ann Lauer was born in Saarbrücken on May 18th 1962, from a French father, Robert, who owned a wine store in Saarbrücken, and a German mother, Karin, who worked in a shoe store. Sandra also had an older brother, Gaston, who was paraplegic. Showing an early interest in music and dancing, she started to learn classical ballet at the age of 5 and had continued lessons for ten years. When she was 10 years old, she was offered a guitar and took lessons from a school teacher.
Known for : Andy mein Freund, Japan ist weit, Maria Magdalena...
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