Home > Music > Rock and Pop > Udo Jürgens Tickets

Udo Jürgens Biography

Udo Jürgens Tickets

Udo Jürgens In-depth Biography

Austrian vocalist Udo Jürgens is best known in the English-speaking world as the winner of the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest. But a career that spans over four decades has established him as one of the European mainland's most popular performers; his combined international sales exceed over 100 million units. Jürgens was born on September 30, 1934, in Klagenfurt, Austria. He was just 16 when he won an Austrian radio songwriting competition with "Je T'Aime." His success built from there over the next decade and, in 1961, he scored his first international hit when his composition "Reach for the Stars" was recorded by Shirley Bassey. Three years later, Matt Monro was similarly successful with Jürgens' "Walk Away" -- a song that the Englishman first encountered at the 1964 Eurovision Song Contest, where Jürgens, representing Austria, performed it in its original language as "Warum Nur Waru." Jürgens finished fifth in the 1964 Eurovision event; the following year he finished fourth with "Sag Ihr, Ich Lass Sie Grüben." The third time lucky, he sang "Merci Chérie" to glory in 1966. (English singer Vince Hill promptly scored a U.K. hit with an English-language version of the song.)

Since that time, Jürgens' European success has continued unabated, a string of hit singles and smash LPs including such titles as Siebzehn Jahr, Blondes Haar (1965) , Was Ich Dir Sagen Will (1967), Mein Lied für Dich (1968), Zeig Mir Den Platz an der Sonne (1971), Ich Bin Wieder Da (1972), Nur ein Lächeln (1980), Willkommen in Meinem Leben (1981), Das Blaue Album (1988), Gestern-Heute-Morgen (1996), and Es Werde Licht (2003). His most recent album, Jetzt Oder Nie, was released in 2005. He has also composed many of Germany's best-loved pop songs. "Griechischer Wein" is a special evergreen, while "Aber Bitte Mit Sahne" earned a heavy metal cover from the band Sodom. Meanwhile, 1978 saw him achieve one of his biggest-ever hits when he teamed with the German World Cup soccer squad to record "Buenos Días, Argentina" -- the pairing then recorded a full album together, also titled Buenos Días, Argentina, while Jürgens returned to the World Cup in 1990 with the album Sempre Roma. One of his best-known songs, however, was "Mit 66 Jahren" (Life Begins at 66). And, no less than when Beatle Paul McCartney hit his 64th birthday and was bombarded with newspaper articles referencing "When I'm 64," so Jürgens was similarly besieged when he hit 66 in the year 2000. ~ Dave Thompson, Rovi

Udo Jürgens Biography / Udo Jürgens Information

Find Udo Jürgens biography, tour dates and tickets on GET ME IN! the leading marketplace where fans buy and sell Udo Jürgens tickets, concert tickets , sports tickets, opera tickets, theatre tickets and other event tickets in the UK and worldwide.

Please note, you are buying Udo Jürgens tickets from a third party. Neither GetMeIn.com nor GET ME IN! is the ticket seller. GET ME IN! ensures your transaction is safe and guaranteed. Udo Jürgens ticket prices are set by the seller and may differ from face value. All sales are final. Part of the Udo Jürgens biography and information displayed on this page is provided by All Media Guide LLC. Buy and sell tickets tickets now!