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 Spain – Paco de Lucia R.I.P.

Paco de Lucia, born in 1947, was a great Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist from Andalusia. He brought the flamenco from Spain to the world. He is said to have died in the Mexican resort of Cancun as a result of a heart attack on thuesday.Rest in Peace! Listen to his concert live in Pula in 2006:

Music from Norway – Jenny`s Vision Project

About one year ago, Jenny`s Vision Project contacted us.  They are a pop ballad music project from Norway, started in 1991. But they went different paths and Øivind Kristian Stavik invested in a home studio in 2012. Today I found their old post and saw that they released many new songs. Listen to their nice piece “The Last Good Kiss”:

Listen to their nice song “The Greatest Faith with vocals” too!

Music from Germany – Fred Bertelmann R.I.P:

Fred Bertelmann (born October 7, 1925 in Duisburg, † January 22, 2014 in Berg) was a German pop singer and actor. Hed ided a few days ago

He became famous in germany with a song called “The laughing vagabond ” der lachende Vagabund , a cover version form Jim Lowes US Hit “Gamblers Guitar”

Music from the US – Pete Seeger R.I.P.

Peter “Pete” Seeger (May 3, 1919 in New York; † January 27, 2014) was an American folk musician who inspired many peace and freedom movements with his songs.

He died yesterday at the age of 94

Here is his song “Where are all the flowers gone ” , the song translated in german was also a great hit in germany

other hits have been “Turn Turn Turn “ and “If i had a hammer “

 

5 songs as a Madiba tribute

No words. Just tribute to one of the greatest personalities of the last century.

Simple Minds (Scotland) live in 1990 with their Tribute Nelson Mandela :

The Memeza African Choir (South Africa) featuring Marika Hattingh and a group of international musicians with “The Rainbow Song”:

Johnny Clegg (UK/South Africa) with his song “Asimbonanga”, live in 1999 together with Nelson Mandela:

Trenton and Free Radical (South Africa) with their song “Mr. Mandela”:

Ciza tha Journalist (South Africa) with his song “Lion of Africa”: