Label: Ariola - 411132 • Format: Vinyl LP, Single • Country: Germany • Genre: Pop • Style: Celtic, Schlager
He won the Eurovision Song Contest for Austria, composed close to 1, songs, and sold over million records. He is credited with broadening German-language pop music beyond the traditional postwar " Schlager " hit song in the s by infusing it with a modern pop appeal and French chanson style. His compositions and arrangements attracted fans of all ages. Until his death at age 80 he continued to fill venues in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
The quartet played regularly at various dance and jazz venues and also broadcast on Radio Alpenland and the British Forces Radio network Orchester Udo Jürgens - Hautnah by Mike Fior. Inhe won a composer contest organized by Austria's public broadcasting channel ORF with the song "Je t'aime".
He wrote the worldwide hit " Reach for the Stars ", sung by Shirley Bassey. Inhe represented Austria for the first time at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song " Warum nur, warum? Inhe invited The Supremes to appear as guests on his televised and recorded gala concert. Inhe released a disco album entitled Udo ' These versions include:. More recent covers include Belinda Carlisle 's recording of the French version.
In the early s, the German thrash metal band Sodom released a 'metalized' cover of the boogie " Aber bitte mit Sahne ".
With his death, the organisers of the contest in Vienna paid tribute to him with a tribute day on 20 May and at the beginning of the grand final.
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