Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Major Tom (Völlig losgelöst) - Peter Schilling

Pierre Michael Schilling was born on January 28, 1956 in Stuttgart, Germany. He started a music career in the Seventies, originally as Pierre Schilling, but in 1982 he changed his stage name to Peter Schilling. His first single as Peter Schilling was 'Major Tom (Völlig losgelöst). His re-telling of David Bowie's classic 1969 single 'Space oddity' became his first and only international hit.

An English-language version was recorded, which brought him his international success, but this is the original version which became a hit in German-speaking countries and the Netherlands. The single peaked at number 2 in the Dutch Top 40 in April 1983.

My collection: 7" single no. 186
Found: Studio Echo, Den Haag, 1983
Cost: 5,5 guilders
Tracks: 'Major Tom (Völlig losgelöst)' / 'Ich hab' keine Lust'

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