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Encyclopedia > Silver Convention
Silver Convention
Background information
Also known as Silver Bird Convention; Silver Bird
Origin Flag of Germany Munich, Germany
Genre(s) R&B, pop, disco
Years active 1974 - 1979
Label(s) Magnet, Durium, Jupiter
Former members
Linda G. Thompson
Penny McLean
Ramona Wulf
Zenda Jacks
Rhonda Heath

Silver Convention was a German disco recording act of the 1970s. The group was originally named "Silver Bird Convention" or "Silver Bird". Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... Discothèque redirects here. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Magnet Records was a record label started in 1973 by Michael Levy and acquired by Warner Bros. ... Durium Records was a United Kingdom-based record label of the 1930s. ... This article is about the music genre. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ...


The group was founded in Munich by producers and songwriters Sylvester Levay and Michael Kunze. "Silver" is actually Sylvester Levay's nickname. Using female session vocalists for their first recordings, they scored a hit single in the United Kingdom in 1975 with the song "Save Me". They then realised they would need to find a public face for what was at the time only a studio group. For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Sylvester Levay is a Hungarian composer. ... Dr. Michael Kunze (born 9 November 1943 in Prague) is a German lyricist, book writer and librettist. ... This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or of a poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... “Sound recorder” redirects here. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ...


They recruited vocalists Linda Thompson (real name Linda Übelherr, who would be billed on her solo records as Linda G. Thompson, formerly a member of Les Humphries Singers), Penny McLean (real name Gertrude Wirschinger) and Ramona Wulf (real name Ramona Kraft). Their first production was the minor hit single ironically named "There is always another girl". In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer (solo is an Italian word literally meaning alone). ... It has been suggested that Childrens gramophone records be merged into this article or section. ... The Les Humphries Singers was a musical group formed in Hamburg, Germany by Englishman Les Humphries in the year 1970. ... (left to right)Ramono Wulf, Penny McLean and Linda G. Thompson Silver Convention was a German disco recording act of the 1970s. ...


As "Silver Convention" they scored two major U.S. hit singles. "Fly, Robin, Fly," of which the complete lyrics consisted of only six words, spent three weeks at #1 in 1975, and won the group a Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance. Initially the song was titled Run, Rabbit, Run. However, moments before the recording took place the writers changed it to what we affectionately have come to know as Fly, Robin, Fly. Their follow-up hit "Get Up and Boogie" spent three weeks at #2 in 1976. Their next release, "No No Joe," only went to #60 in September 1976. The further singles released by the trio attempted to duplicate the sound that had made them briefly successful, but they were only minor hits. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Fly, Robin, Fly is a 1975 song by the German group Silver Convention. ... Lyrics are the words in songs. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance was awarded from 1970 to 1990 and in 1993. ... Fly, Robin, Fly is a 1975 song by the German group Silver Convention. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Trio is generally used in any of the following ways: Three musicians playing the same or different musical instrument. ...


Michael Kunze actually wrote the lyrics on the first two albums under the pseudonym Stephan Prager. During this time the three singers released their own solo work. McLean and Thompson achieved hit singles with "Lady Bump" and "1, 2, 3, 4 ... Fire!", and "Ooh What a Night" respectively. Wulf's solo effort was only a moderate success. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ...


Silver Convention represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1977 with a song entitled "Telegram", finishing eighth. The entry had only English lyrics, but was allowed to enter in spite of the language rule being reintroduced this year, because the song was chosen to represent Germany before the reintroduction was announced. In 1994, Rhonda Heath returned to Eurovision, providing backing vocals and keyboards for the German entry Wir Geben 'Ne Party performed in German by Mekado. This entry did better than Silver Convention's effort, placing 3rd out of the 25 entries in Dublin. The Eurovision Song Contest 1977 was the twenty second Eurovision and was held on May 7, 1977 in London. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The official rules of the Eurovision Song Contest are long, technical, and ever-changing. ... Wir Geben Ne Party (English translation: Were Having A Party) was the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994, performed in German by MeKaDo. ... Dublin city centre at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ...


With a new producer (John Davis), and a revised line-up of singers (Suzie McClosky aka Zenda Jacks, Rhonda Heath and Ramona Wulf), Silver Convention hit it big again in the clubs in 1978 with the album Love in a Sleeper. The 12" single release from the LP was "Spend the Night With Me" backed with "Mission to Venus". // This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Childrens gramophone records be merged into this article or section. ...


Levay also worked with Giorgio Moroder, and Kunze went on to work with Jim Steinman. The solo careers of the three singers faded quickly and they left the music business. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York City, New York) is notable for being a record producer, composer, and lyricist. ... The music industry is the industry that creates and performs music, both in the form of compositions and performances. ...


See also

This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines weekly pop singles chart(s). ... This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart. ...

External links

  • Silver Convention message board at Yahoo
  • Silver Convention Photo Gallery
  • Penny McLean Photo Gallery

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