Oliver Bendt

Jörg Knoch

Also known as Bendt, O. Bendt
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Bendt

Discography of Oliver Bendt:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Ich Komm' Zurück Nach Amarillo 2 Audio 1971 Telefunken
2 Santa Barbara 2 Audio 1973 Telefunken
3 Oh Marie 2 Audio 1974 Telefunken
4 Martinique 2 Audio 1976 Emidisc (2)
5 Was Ich Tat, Tat Ich Nur Für Maria 2 Audio 1971 Telefunken
6 Dich Will Ich Haben 2 Audio 1972 Telefunken
7 Einmal Geht Die Sonne Auf 2 Audio 1973 Telefunken
8 Candy Baby 2 Audio 1974 Telefunken
9 Kleiner Danny 2 Audio 1975 Telefunken

German singer and actor, born October 29, 1946 in Potsdam. His daughter Yasmin Knoch is also a singer, known as [a=Yasmin K.].

Jörg Knoch grew up as the son of an actress in Munich, where he performed in children's roles in various films, including "[b]Königswalzer[/b]" (1955) and "[b]Weil du arm bist, musst du früher sterben[/b]" (engl.: "Because you're poor, you need to die earlier" - 1956). To this end, he received his first violin-, piano- and guitar-lessons. He was a member of the [a=Regensburger Domspatzen] (engl.: Regensburg cathedral choir), where he received vocal training and completed a vocal studies at the "[b]Hochschule für Musik und Theater[/b]" (engl.: High school for music and theatre) in Hamburg. In 1967 he went to the "[b]Ralf Arnie Musikverlag[/b]" as a junior-singer and it was under the name "[a=Jörg (12)]" in 1967 and 1968 a total of four singles on vinyl.

The titles are:

- "Du sollst meine letzte Liebe sein"

- "Mariangela"

- "Treusein ist bei Dir nicht schwer"

- "Heute musst du dich entscheiden"

- "Versuch´s noch einmal mit mir"

At the same time, he sang in the german [b]musical "Hair"[/b].

Later, he called himself then [b]Oliver Bendt[/b] and had bigger success with cover versions of British hits, including:

- "Was ich tat, tat ich nur für Maria"

(engl.: "What I did, I did just for Maria")

- "Ich komm zurück nach Amarillo"

(engl.: "I come back to Amarillo")

- "Mein Lied für Maria"

(engl.: "My song for Maria")

- "Oh, Marie"

(engl.: same)

In the late 1970s he lived for some time on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. There began the idea for the [a=Goombay Dance Band], which brought him his greatest successes 1979/1980. The biggest success in Germany was the song "[b]Sun Of Jamaica[/b]". The single has been sold 11 million times. International the single was topped by "[b]Seven Tears[/b]" (1982), the title was in England for 12 weeks in the charts, and 3 weeks to place 1. Oliver Bendt lives with his family in Norderstedt, near Hamburg.

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