Rainhard Jürgen Fendrich is an Austrian singer, composer and actor. He is one of the most successful Austropop musicians, his songs are written in Viennese German, he is popular in Austria, but less so in other German-speaking countries. In non-German-speaking countries he is little known, his song from 1990 is still popular in Austria. Rainhard, called "Raini" by his friends, attended a Catholic boarding school. By his own admission he was a lazy pupil, shy, he got his first guitar on his 15th birthday, taught himself how to play it and started writing songs. He began to study law, but soon gave up and took several jobs in order to finance his education as a professional actor and singer, he has acted in the musicals Die Gräfin vom Naschmarkt, Jesus Christ Superstar, he played Jeff Zodiak in the musical Wake Up, which he co-wrote with Harold Faltermeyer in 2002. He has appeared in numerous Austrian and German movies; as an entertainer, he followed Rudi Carrell in the ARD TV show Herzblatt, was the first host of Die Millionenshow and for a while had his own TV comedy show, Nix Is Fix, produced by ORF and ARD.
Fendrich received the Austrian Golden Romy award for TV entertainment. In 1994, 1995 and 2000, he was nominated for the Amadeus Austrian Music Award four times before winning it in 2002. Austrian NEWS magazine readers voted him "Best Entertainer of the Decade" in same year. Besides working as a solo artist, he gathered, in 1997, the Austrian singer-guitarists Georg Danzer and Wolfgang Ambros for one single beneficial concert in favour of homeless people, their success was overwhelming, the three individualists showed up on stage as Austria3 from that day, until they decided to stop that project in 2006. However, at Georg Danzer's comeback concert in Vienna on 16 April 2007, they met again for a few songs, "thought" in public about re-uniting in 2008; this can not happen, as Danzer died of lung cancer on 21 June 2007. The concert on Donauinselfest which Fendrich gave "instead and for Georg Danzer" who a few weeks before the event had to refuse because of his progressing disease, attracted 200.000 fans on 23 June 2007.
1998: Austria3 - Live 1998: Austria3 - Live Vol. 2 2000: Austria3 - Die Dritte 2002: Ein Saitensprung 2004: Jetzt "Little Drummer Boy" with Eric Minsk, "Stille Nacht" with Andrew Edge. Rainhard Fendrich on IMDb Rainhard Fendrich discography at MusicBrainz
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The band's discography has grown to thirty-eight albums, including sixteen studio albums, twelve live albums, four EPs, seven compilations. Pioneers of the new wave of British heavy metal, Iron Maiden achieved initial success during the early 1980s. After several line-up changes, the band went on to release a series of UK and US platinum and gold albums, including 1982's The Number of the Beast, 1983's Piece of Mind, 1984's Powerslave, 1985's live release Live After Death, 1986's Somewhere in Time and 1988's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. Since the return of lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith in 1999, the band have undergone a resurgence in popularity, with their 2010 studio offering, The Final Frontier, peaking at No. 1 in 28 countries and receiving widespread critical acclaim. Their sixteenth studio album, The Book of Souls, was released on 4 September 2015 to similar success.
Despite little radio or television support, Iron Maiden are considered one of the most successful heavy metal bands in history, with The Sunday Times reporting in 2017 that the band have sold over 100 million copies of their albums worldwide. The band won the Ivor Novello Award for international achievement in 2002; as of October 2013, the band have played over 2000 live shows throughout their career. For over 35 years the band have been supported by their famous mascot, "Eddie", who has appeared on all of their album and single covers, as well as in their live shows. Iron Maiden were formed on Christmas Day, 25 December 1975 by bassist Steve Harris shortly after he left his previous group, Smiler. Harris attributed the band's name to a film adaptation of The Man in the Iron Mask from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, the title of which reminded him of the iron maiden torture device. After months of rehearsal, Iron Maiden made their debut at St. Nicks Hall in Poplar on 1 May 1976, before taking up a semi-residency at the Cart and Horses Pub in Maryland, Stratford.
The original line-up was short-lived, with vocalist Paul Day being the first casualty as, according to Harris, he lacked "energy or charisma on stage". He was replaced by Dennis Wilcock, a Kiss fan who used make-up and fake blood during live performances. Wilcock's friend, Dave Murray, was invited to join, much to the dismay of the band's guitarists Dave Sullivan and Terry Rance, their frustration led Harris to temporarily disband Iron Maiden in 1976, though the group reformed soon after with Murray as the sole guitarist. Harris and Murray remain the band's longest-standing members and have performed on all of their releases. Iron Maiden recruited yet another guitarist in 1977, Bob Sawyer, sacked for embarrassing the band on stage by pretending to play guitar with his teeth. Tension ensued again, causing a rift between Murray and Wilcock, who convinced Harris to fire Murray, as well as original drummer Ron Matthews. A new line-up was put together, including future Cutting Crew member Tony Moore on keyboards, Terry Wapram on guitar, drummer Barry Purkis.
A poor performance at the Bridgehouse, a pub located in Canning Town, in November 1977 was the line-up's first and only concert. Afterwards, Iron Maiden replaced him with Doug Sampson. At the same time, Moore was asked to leave as Harris decided that keyboards did not suit the band's sound. A few months Dennis Wilcock decided to leave Iron Maiden to form his own band, V1, Dave Murray was reinstated; as he preferred to be the band's sole guitarist, Wapram disapproved of Murray's return, was dismissed. Harris and Sampson spent the summer and autumn of 1978 rehearsing while they searched for a singer to complete the band's new line-up. A chance meeting at the Red Lion pub in Leytonstone in November 1978 evolved into a successful audition for vocalist Paul Di'Anno. Steve Harris stated, "There's sort of a quality in Paul's voice, a raspiness in his voice, or whatever you want to call it, that just gave it this great edge." At this time, Murray would act as their sole guitarist, with Harris commenting, "Davey was so good he could do a lot of it on his own.
The plan was always to get a second guitarist in, but finding one that could match Davey was difficult." On New Year's Eve 1978, Iron Maiden recorded a demo, consisting of four songs, at Spaceward Studios in Cambridge. Hoping that the recording would help them secure more gigs, the band presented a copy to Neal Kay managing a heavy metal club called "Bandwagon Heavy Metal Soundhouse", located in Kingsbury Circle, northwest London. Upon hearing the tape, Kay began playing the demo at the Bandwagon, one of the songs, "Prowler" went to No. 1 in the Soundhouse charts, which were published weekly in Sounds magazine. A copy was acquired by Rod Smallwood, who soon became the band's manager, and, as Iron Maiden's popularity increased, they released the demo on their own record label as The Soundhouse Tapes, named after the club. Featuring only three tracks all five thousand copies were sold out within weeks. In December 1979, the band secured a major record deal with EMI, asked Dave Murray's childhood friend, Adrian Smith of Urchin, to join the group as their second guitarist.
Due to his commitment to Urchin, Smith declined and Dennis Stratton was hired instead. Shortly afterwards, Doug Sampson left due to health issues, was replaced by ex-Samson drummer Clive Burr at Stratton's suggestion on 26 December 1979. Iron Maiden's first appearance on an album was on the Metal for Muthas compilation with two early versions of "Sanctuar
Toni-Seelos-Olympiaschanze is a ski jumping hill in Seefeld outside of Innsbruck, Austria. It is a part of the Seefeld Nordic Competence Centre consists of two hills, a normal hill with a hill size of HS109 and medium hill with at HS75. Next to the jumps is a cross-country skiing stadium, it opened in 1931 as Jahnschanze, but was renamed in honor of Anton Seelos in 1948. The venue was used for the normal hill competitions during the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics, for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 1985 and 2019, it is regularly used for FIS Nordic Combined World Cup
John Robert Cocker, known as Joe Cocker, was an English singer. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance, distinctive versions of popular songs of varying genres. Cocker's recording of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" reached number one in the UK in 1968, he performed the song live at Woodstock in 1969 and performed the same year at the Isle of Wight Festival, at the Party at the Palace concert in 2002 for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. His version became the theme song for the TV series The Wonder Years, his 1974 cover of "You Are So Beautiful" reached number five in the US. Cocker was the recipient of several awards, including a 1983 Grammy Award for his US number one "Up Where We Belong", a duet with Jennifer Warnes. In 1993, Cocker was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male, in 2007 was awarded a bronze Sheffield Legends plaque in his hometown and in 2008 he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.
Cocker was ranked number 97 on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers list. Cocker was born on 20 May 1944 at 38 Tasker Road, Sheffield, he was the youngest son of a civil servant, Harold Cocker, Madge Cocker, née Lee. According to differing family stories, Cocker received his nickname of Joe either from playing a childhood game called "Cowboy Joe", or from a local window cleaner named Joe. Cocker's main musical influences growing up were Lonnie Donegan. Cocker's first experience singing in public was at age 12 when his elder brother Victor invited him on stage to sing during a gig of his skiffle group. In 1960, along with three friends, Cocker formed the Cavaliers. For the group's first performance at a youth club, they were required to pay the price of admission before entering; the Cavaliers broke up after a year and Cocker left school to become an apprentice gasfitter working for the East Midlands Gas Board British Gas, while pursuing a career in music. Cocker was not related to fellow Sheffield-born musician Jarvis Cocker, despite a rumour to this effect.
In 1961, under the stage name Vance Arnold, Cocker continued his career with a new group, Vance Arnold and the Avengers. The name was a combination of Vince Everett, Elvis Presley's character in Jailhouse Rock, country singer Eddy Arnold; the group played in the pubs of Sheffield, performing covers of Chuck Berry and Ray Charles songs. Cocker developed an interest in blues music and sought out recordings by John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins and Howlin' Wolf. In 1963, they booked their first significant gig when they supported the Rolling Stones at Sheffield City Hall. In 1964, Cocker signed a recording contract as a solo act with Decca and released his first single, a cover of the Beatles' "I'll Cry Instead". Despite extensive promotion from Decca lauding his youth and working-class roots, the record was a flop and his recording contract with Decca lapsed at the end of 1964. After Cocker recorded the single, he dropped his stage name and formed a new group, Joe Cocker's Blues Band.
There is only one known recording of Joe Cocker's Blues Band on an EP given out by The Sheffield College during Rag Week and called Rag Goes Mad at the Mojo. In 1966, after a year-long hiatus from music, Cocker teamed up with Chris Stainton, whom he had met several years before, to form the Grease Band; the Grease Band was named after Cocker read an interview with jazz keyboardist Jimmy Smith, where Smith positively described another musician as "having a lot of grease." Like the Avengers, Cocker's group played in pubs in and around Sheffield. The Grease Band came to the attention of Denny Cordell, the producer of Procol Harum, the Moody Blues and Georgie Fame. Cocker recorded the single "Marjorine" without the Grease Band for Cordell in a London studio, he moved to London with Chris Stainton, the Grease Band was dissolved. Cordell set Cocker up with a residency at the Marquee Club in London, a "new" Grease Band was formed with Stainton and keyboardist Tommy Eyre. After minor success in the United States with the single "Marjorine", Cocker found commercial success with a rearrangement of "With a Little Help from My Friends," another Beatles cover, many years was used as the opening theme for The Wonder Years.
The recording features lead guitar from Jimmy Page, drumming by B. J. Wilson, backing vocals from Sue and Sunny, Tommy Eyre on organ; the single made the Top Ten on the UK Singles Chart, remaining there for thirteen weeks and reaching number one, on 9 November 1968. It reached number 68 on the US charts. Upon hearing about Cocker's death in 2014, Paul McCartney said the following about Cocker's version of the Beatles 1967 song: He was a lovely northern lad who I loved a lot and, like many people, I loved his singing. I was pleased when he decided to cover "With a Little Help from My Friends" and I remember him and Denny Cordell coming round to the studio in Savile Row and playing me what they'd recorded and it was just mind-blowing turned the song into a soul anthem and I was forever grateful to him for doing that; the new touring line-up of Cocker's Grease Band featured Henry McCullough on lead guitar, who would go on to play with McCartney's Wings. After touring the UK with the Who in autumn 1968 and Gene Pitney and Marmalade in early winter 1969, the Grease Band embarked on their first tour of the United States in spring 1969.
Cocker's album With a Little Help from My Fri
Wolfgang Ambros is an Austrian singer-songwriter, most famously known for setting the then-new trend in the 1970s known now as Austropop. He is most famous for his song "Da Hofa" and "Schifoan", his most famous songs are "Schifoan", "Es lebe der Zentralfriedhof" and "Zwickt's mi". "Schifoan" is like an anthem for industry. Many Austrian skiers—but many others—know the lyrics of this song, his musical styles are sometimes blues-elements. His first LP Es lebe der Zentralfriedhof was controversial, because many critics accused him of copying and plagiarizing Georg Danzer. Ambros released 3 cover albums (including songs by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Hans Moser, his latest album Steh grod is successful. Since 1978 Ambros has cooperated with the duo Tauchen/Prokopetz, who were successful with DÖF in the 1980s. Since 1978 Ambros has sung at live concerts with his band No. 1 vom Wienerwald. In the 1980s Ambros sang together with André Heller. One of his biggest concerts took place at the Wiener Weststadion.
Another one on the Kitzsteinhorn was the highest place a rock concert took place. There were cooperative efforts with the Viennese blues-musicians Harry Stampfer, Hans Thessink, Günter Dzikowski and DJ Kidpariz. In 1997 he founded with Rainhard Fendrich and Georg Danzer the public charity "Initiative für Obdachlose" and the project Austria 3. On 10 December 1997 they were playing a unique concert; the concert was done to collect money for their public charity. Because of the success of this concert they continued this project and made many concerts in Austria and Germany and released three live-CDs from 1998 - 2000. In 2005 he released the Album Der alte Sünder – Ambros singt Moser, a cover album recorded with Christian Kolonovits. In 2002 he won the AMADEUS Austrian Music Award. 1972: Alles andere zählt net mehr 1973: Eigenheiten 1976: Es lebe der Zentralfriedhof 1976: 19 Class A Numbers 1977: Hoffnungslos 1977: " von Z-A" 1978: Wie im Schlaf 1979: Nie und nimmer 1980: Weiß wie Schnee 1981: Selbstbewusst 1983: Der letzte Tanz 1984: Der Sinn des Lebens 1985: No. 13 1987: Gewitter 1989: Mann und Frau 1990: Stille Glut 1992: Äquator 1994: Wasserfall 1996: Verwahrlost aber frei 1999: Voom Voom Vanilla Camera 2000: Nach mir die Sintflut - Ambros singt Waits 2003: Namenlos 2005: Der Alte Sünder - Ambros singt Moser 2006: Steh Grod 2007: Ambros singt Moser - Die 2te 2008: Ambros singt Moser - Das Gesamtwerk 2009: Wolfgang Ambros Ultimativ Symphonisch 1979: Live...auf ana langen finstern Strassn 1983: Ambros + Fendrich Open Air 1986: Selected Live 1987: Gala Concert 1991: Watzmann Live 1997: Verwahrlost Aber Live 2002: Hoffnungslos Selbstbewusst 2007: Ambros Pur!
(Duo Konzert mit G. Dzikowski - Live aus der Kulisse/Wien 1973: Fäustling 1974: Der Watzmann ruft 1978: Schaffnerlos 1981: Augustin Official website Austria 3 Official website
Johann "Hans" Hölzel, better known by his stage name Falco, was an Austrian singer and songwriter. Falco had several international hits, "Rock Me Amadeus", "Der Kommissar", "Vienna Calling", "Jeanny", "The Sound of Musik", "Coming Home", posthumously "Out of the Dark". "Rock Me Amadeus" reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 1986, making him the only artist whose principal language was German to score a vocal number-one hit in the United States. According to his estate, he has sold 20 million albums and 40 million singles, which makes him the best-selling Austrian singer of all time. Falco was born Johann Hölzel on 19 February 1957 to Alois Hölzel and Maria Hölzel in a working class district of Vienna. Maria would recall that she had been pregnant with triplets; as it was a dizygotic pregnancy, she miscarried the identical twins during the third month and Falco, conceived via a separate ovum, survived. Falco mused that "three souls in one breast sounds a little over dramatic, but I do sense them sometimes.
In my moodiness. I'll be up and right after I'll be down."In 1963, Johann Hölzel began his schooling at a Roman Catholic private school. Falco's father left the family while he was still a child, he was raised by his mother. Falco began to show signs of unusual musical talent early; as a toddler, he was able to keep time with the drumbeat in songs. He was given a baby grand piano for his fourth birthday. Falco wanted to be a pop star from a early age. At age 16, he was frustrated and soon left, his mother insisted he begin an apprenticeship with the Austrian employee pension insurance institute. This too only lasted a short time. At seventeen, he got conscripted for eight months of military service with the Austrian army. In late 1970s Vienna, he became part of the Viennese nightlife, which included not just music but striptease, performance art and a general atmosphere of satirizing politics and celebrating chaos, he played bass guitar in a number of bands under various pseudonyms, including "John Hudson" and "John DiFalco."
One such band with whom he appeared was Drahdiwaberl, an Austrian group that employed shock tactics and stage antics. It was around this time. Despite being tied with the Viennese underground club scene, Falco looked uncharacteristically clean-cut. In contrast to shabbier fashions, he wore Ray-Ban sunglasses and suits, his distinct style, coupled with his singing performance of the song "Ganz Wien" led to manager Markus Spiegel offering to sign Falco in 1981. It was at a concert for drug prevention and "Ganz Wien" has a line proclaiming "All Vienna is on heroin today." Once Falco was signed as a solo artist, he continued composing his own music and hired songwriter Robert Ponger. Falco brought his intended first single "Helden Von Heute" to manager Horst Bork, but received a lukewarm reception. Bork felt. Falco was hesitant, since the track is a German-language song about drug consumption that combines rap verses with a sung chorus. Though beginning to break through in America, rap was still quite rare in Western Europe at the time.
Bork insisted and the song became a number-one success in Germany, Italy and Japan, while charting high in several other nations. Though "Der Kommissar" failed to break through in the U. K. and U. S. the British rock band After the Fire covered the song with new English lyrics. This version charted at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U. S; that same year, American singer Laura Branigan recorded a non-single version of the song with new English lyrics under the title "Deep in the Dark" on her album Branigan 2. The album on which "Der Kommissar" appeared, Einzelhaft topped the charts in Austria and the Netherlands. Falco and Ponger returned to the studio in 1983 to record Falco's second album Junge Römer, it was a difficult project, as the two artists felt immense pressure to match their previous success and the recording process was plagued by delays. Junge Römer was released in 1984. Though the music video for the single "Hoch wie nie" was aired on prime time TV in Austria, it failed to ignite interest internationally.
Junge Römer, the album, only charted in Austria. The title track and main single "Junge Römer" failed to repeat the success of "Der Kommissar"; as a reaction, Falco began to experiment with English lyrics in an effort to broaden his appeal. He parted ways with Ponger and chose a new production team: the brothers Rob and Ferdi Bolland from the Netherlands. Falco recorded "Rock Me Amadeus" inspired in part by the Oscar-winning film Amadeus, the song became a worldwide hit in 1986; this time, his record reached No. 1 in the US and UK, bringing him the success that had eluded him in that major market a few years earlier. The song remained in the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and his album, Falco 3 peaked at the number three position on the Billboard album charts. Unusually for a white act one from mainland Europe, "Rock Me Amadeus" reached number six in the Billboard Top R&B Singles Chart, Falco 3 peaked at num
Bergisel Ski Jump
The Bergisel Ski Jump, whose stadium has a capacity of 26,000, is a ski jumping hill located in Bergisel in Innsbruck, Austria. It is one of the more important venues in the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup, annually hosting the third competition of the prestigious Four Hills Tournament, its first competitions were held in the 1920s using simple wood constructions. The larger hill was first built in 1930 and was rebuilt before the 1964 Winter Olympics for the individual large hill event. Twelve years the venue hosted the same event; the hill in its current form was finished in 2003 and was designed by the British Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. List of ski jumping hills 1964 Winter Olympics official report. P. 112. 1976 Winter Olympics official report. Pp. 201–2. &