Music from Austria – Udo Jürgens R.I.P.

Udo Jürgens (born September 30, 1934 in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria; † 21 December 2014 in Münsterlingen, Thurgau, Switzerland), civil Udo Jürgen Bockelmann, was an Austrian composer, pianist  and singer. He died yesterday at the age of 80 years .

Udo Jürgens composed more than 1,000 songs and released more than 50 albums. In his more than sixty year career, he sold over 105 million records , making him  one of the most successful male solo artists in the world.

Ich war noch nie in New York , the title of a musical and a very successful song composed by Jürgens

Music from the UK – Joe Cocker R.I.P.

The British rock singer Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70 years.(* 20. May 1944 in Sheffield, Yorkshire; † 22. December 2014 in Crawford, Colorado, USA) His hits include songs like “Unchain My Heart” and “You Are so Beautiful” and this one he performed on the legendary Woodstock Festival

Music from Ireland – Hozier

Hozier, actually Hozier Andrew Byrne (born March 17, 1990 in Bray), is an Irish folk-rock musician.

Andrew Hozier-Byrne is the son of a blues musician and therefore grew up with music. At 15, he was a member of his first band. In 2012 Hozier then began a solo career and released a year later, his debut single Take Me to Church.

Music from Italy – Forty Winks

To take forty winks is to take a nap for a short period of time (usually not in bed), or to take a short sleep during the day.(wikipedia)

Forty Winks is an italian Punk Band formed 1998 in Bologna , Italy .

Here is their song “Beneath her feet ”