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Freddy Quinn

Freddy Quinn is without doubt an icon of the German entertainment industry. His songs about loneliness and wanderlust, mostly composed by Lothar Olias, and his film appearances have made him popular and prosperous. With ten number one hits such as Heimweh, Junge komm bald wieder or Die Gitarre und das Meer, his record company Polydor made millions in the 50s and 60s. And with his melancholic sailor and adventure ballads, the man helped many film producers to create villas, yachts and fast cars.,

In the early years of his success, at the end of the 1950s, Freddy, with his low baritone, especially took the rebellious young men to his side. I remember on class trips, Freddy's songs spiked in our schoolboys' minds. After evening football matches with local street teams, a Freddy song ("Juanita was called the girl...") was sung in the storm of victory.

Whoever was already taller - half as strong as it was then - and dreamt of the wide world, was even more inspired by the powerful songs and only too willingly complied with the request: "The day comes when you want to go abroad...".

Later, as Freddy's songs became more romantic, some of the young boys turned their backs on him. They set to harder rhythms. On the other hand, the guitar hero was all the more heart-broken with girls. This led in many families to a fierce sibling fight in the fight for the local radio. If the brother wanted to hear a football report, the sister moaned because the pop parade was on at the same time - with Freddy.

With so much popularity, the powerful film-makers of the Economic Miracle cinema soon realized that the hit star was a gold mine for them. Because anyone who sang so successfully had to be well received on the screen. No sooner said than done.

From 1957 to 1971 he made 13 Freddy films, seven of which bear his name in their title! Many were written right to his body. It was directed by men with a flair for entertainment and cash. Wolfgang Schleif, who later became a sought-after director for family entertainment on television, staged four adventures alone.

The locations of the films were the cities of Hamburg, Munich, Berlin and, of course, the big wide world: Canada ('Freddy - under strange stars') and Brazil ('Weit ist der Weg'), the South Seas ('Freddy und das Lied der Südsee'), Ireland ('Nur der Wind') and Sardinia ('Haie an Bord') - the breath of distance and homesickness blows through Freddy's songs as well as the screen adventures.

Business savvy, rental companies included the names of major Freddy hits in their film titles, so their success was certain:'Heimatlos','Freddy - die Gitarre und das Meer','Freddy - Unter fremden Sternen'.

Freddy Quinn

Freddy's entertainment film marked the beginning of a new genre in post-war German cinema. The previous music film mosaic, consisting of a series of popular hit artists, was replaced by the musical thriller or adventure film, the plot of which was carried by only one main character, Freddy. He was a hero like he couldn't be more German: Truthful and faithful, singing heartthrob and child lover. Mr. Saubermann in person. Many mothers who watched the films with their adolescent daughters would have loved to land him as a son-in-law - if not as their own husband.

The years 1959 and 1960 reflect its importance for the record and above all the cinema industry in a unique way. Within 24 months four Freddy films were released ('Freddy, the Guitar and the Sea','Freddy - Under Foreign Stars','Melody of the Night', Weit ist der Weg'). The upright nature of the entertainer and his music, with which he built up an exotic-romantic counter-world to the bourgeois everyday life of the Economic Miracle, made the box offices of the cinemas ring loudly.

Freddy Quinn's importance as a screen hero was also evident in the fact that well-known film greats were placed by his side: Marianne Hold, Vera Tschechowa, Gustav Knuth, Heidi Brühl, Grethe Weiser, Heinz Erhardt, Karin Dor and finally the Hollywood curve stars Jayne Mansfield and Mamie van Doren.

Excerpt from the booklet BCD17419 - Freddy Quinn Tausend Meilen (4-CD)
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Fernweh und Sehnsucht (8-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Freddy Quinn: Fernweh und Sehnsucht (8-CD Deluxe Box Set) Art-Nr.: BCD15586

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8-CD-Album Boxset (LP-Format) mit 60-seitigem Buch, 215 Einzeltitel. Spieldauer ca. 620 Minuten Als er kam war er ein Fremder und er glaubte nicht daran dass ein Mensch der viel verloren wieder neu beginnen kann Du musst alles vergessen...
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Tausend Meilen von zu Haus... - Film-Songs (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Freddy Quinn: Tausend Meilen von zu Haus... - Film-Songs... Art-Nr.: BCD16419

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4-CD box (LP format) with 144-page hardcover book, 125 tracks. Playing time approx. 287 minutes. Curtain up for one of the greatest German Schlager stars. Freddy Quinn! Collected for the first time - all songs of the Freddy Quinn cinema...
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1956-1965 (CD)
Freddy Quinn: 1956-1965 (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15403

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1-CD album with 8-page booklet, 24 individual tracks. Playing time approx. 65 minutes. When a certain Freddy Quinn reached number one in the German hit parade in May 1956 with Heimweh, the supposed B-side of his debut single, Polydor...
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Seul Au Monde - Freddy Quinn Edition 5 (LP)
Freddy Quinn: Seul Au Monde - Freddy Quinn Edition 5 (LP) Art-Nr.: BFX15315

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(Bear Family Records) 15 rare tracks in French and Italian
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Electrola... Das ist Musik! Freddy Quinn (3-CD)
Freddy Quinn: Electrola... Das ist Musik! Freddy Quinn (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD023380

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(Electrola) 45 tracks. Freddy Quinn is an Austrian pop singer and actor who has lived in Hamburg for many decades. He has sold over 60 million records during his career. He turns 88 on 27.09.2019. A nice occasion to publish a 3 box. The...
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Big Box (4-CD)
Freddy Quinn: Big Box (4-CD) Art-Nr.: CD3512330

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(Electrola) 94 tracks - 16 page booklet
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Erinnerungen an Hans Albers - Der Junge von St.Pauli (CD)
Freddy Quinn: Erinnerungen an Hans Albers - Der Junge von... Art-Nr.: BCD15794

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1-CD-Album with 32-page booklet, 25 tracks. Playing time approx. 79 mns.
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Freddy Quinn Edition 2 - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You  (LP)
Freddy Quinn: Freddy Quinn Edition 2 - Have I Told You Lately... Art-Nr.: BFX15312

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(Bear Family Records) 16 tracks
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Alle Abenteuer dieser Erde - Die Jubiläums Edition (2-CD, 1-DVD)
Freddy Quinn: Alle Abenteuer dieser Erde - Die Jubiläums... Art-Nr.: CD3878196

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(Electrola) 50 Titel plus DVD Code 0, 4:3, 113 Min. If anyone can claim to know almost all the "adventures of this earth", then it is Freddy Quinn, singer, actor, entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, acrobat, world traveller, the first...
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Weit ist der Weg - Freddy Quinn Edition 4 (LP)
Freddy Quinn: Weit ist der Weg - Freddy Quinn Edition 4 (LP) Art-Nr.: BFX15314

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(Bear Family Records) 17 tracks
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Die Gitarre und das Meer (LP)
Freddy Quinn: Die Gitarre und das Meer (LP) Art-Nr.: BFX15313

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(Bear Family Records) 15 tracks
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Heimweh nach St.Pauli (LP)
Freddy Quinn: Heimweh nach St.Pauli (LP) Art-Nr.: BFX15355

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(Bear Family Records) 19 tracks 1962, Gatefold Cover
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Heimweh  (3-CD)
Freddy Quinn: Heimweh (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD9839956

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(2006/KOCH) 48 Titel, 1956-84
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Junge, komm bald wieder - 50 große Erfolge (2-CD)
Freddy Quinn: Junge, komm bald wieder - 50 große Erfolge (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD2087047

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(2014/MusicTales) 50 tracks
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Meine Welt ist die Musik (3-CD)
Freddy Quinn: Meine Welt ist die Musik (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD55374

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(Delta) 40 tracks. Anthology sung in German and English.German Schlager, Shanties and Country Music Anthology!
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Freddy auf hoher See (CD)
Freddy Quinn: Freddy auf hoher See (CD) Art-Nr.: CD543853

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(2000/Polydor) 20 tracks. 1956-69.​
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Die ganz grossen Hits - Vol.1 (CD)
Freddy Quinn: Die ganz grossen Hits - Vol.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD533732

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(1996/Polydor) 16 tracks
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Jubilo (LP, 180g colored Vinyl, Ltd.)
Freddy Quinn: Jubilo (LP, 180g colored Vinyl, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LP436419

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(Magic Of Vinyl) 15tracks, limited edition marbled vinyl The voice of longing. No other singer has achieved more number one hits in Germany to date than Freddy Quinn. In his extraordinary career, he has sold more than 60 million records...
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