On this Day: February 19, 1957 | Birthday of Falco

19 February 1957: Birthday of Falco, Austrian singer-songwriter, rapper, and musician (d. 1998) (Source)

Claudia A. Wohlfromm (Falco’s manager) & Falco, 1997 – Author: Axl Jansen (Source)

JohannHansHölzel (German: [ˈjoːhan ˈhœlt͡sl̩]; 19 February 1957 – 6 February 1998), better known by his stage name Falco, was an Austrian musician, singer and composer.[1]

Falco had several international hits including “Rock Me Amadeus“,[1]Der Kommissar“, “Vienna Calling“,[1]Jeanny“, “The Sound of Musik“, “Coming Home (Jeanny Part II, One Year Later)“, and 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 (Bert Kaempfert reached No. 1 in January 1961 with the instrumental “Wonderland by Night“). 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. (Source)

Volker

I am Volker Schunck and live in Dresden, Germany. First I was an industrial clerk, then I studied theology. Through my engagement with Zen, I became aware of the Christian mysticism. Meanwhile, I go my own way. For me, faith is not a world-view but a being. It is important to me, not to live lost in thought but aware and intensely. For me, this also includes careful handling of other people. The NVC (Nonviolent Communication), which I learned during my training as a mediator, helps me with this.

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