“Alphaville has made themselves immortal with their big hits and is literally “Forever Young” – because fans from the 80s but also many new fans who enthusiastically do not miss any of their concerts can sing this song in all the stanzas.”
Alphaville founded in Münster in 1983 was one of the big ones in the eighties. For weeks they dominated the top spots of the single charts with their successful hits and also played along with their album albums on the top ranks.
Marian Gold, born on the 26th of May in 1954, founded Alphaville in 1983 together with keyboarders Bernhard Lloyd and Frank Mertens. Little did he know that the group’s electronic experiments in their basement rehearsal studio in Münster/Germany would result in international success and million selling albums. Continuing to record and tour all through the 1990’s and 2000’s, Gold has been the nucleus of Alphaville eversince: front man, main composer, poet and vocalist.
Every single a hit
Their first single “Big in Japan” became a huge hit and was able to assert itself worldwide and even landed on the first place on the US charts. “Sounds like a Melody” and “Forever Young” also became unforgettable hits from the success story of the German synthpop band and were decouplings from their first debut album “Forever Young”. In late 1984 guitarist and keyboardist Ricky Echolette joined Alphaville after Frank Mertens left the band. This was followed by the second studio album “Afternoons in Utopia” with big hits like “Dance with Me”.
The German synthpop band delivers consistently great music and produced a total of seven studio albums, the last one to date came out in 2017 with the title “Strange Attractor”. In parallel, 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 points with its singles.Alphaville has made herself immortal with her big hits and is literally “Forever Young” – because her fans from the 80s but also many new fans who enthusiastically do not miss any of their concerts can sing this song in all the stanzas. “Big in Japan” and “Sounds like a Melody” also follow this phenomenon. And so singer Marian Gold can still enjoy great popularity and easily fills large halls for the concerts.
- Marian Gold – Singer
- Carsten Brooker – Keyboards and Machines
- Dave Goodes – Guitars
- Jakob Kiersch – Drums
- Alexandra Merl – Bass
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