Falco

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 80s pop new wave austrian german rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Johann Hölzel, 19 February 1957, Vienna, Austria, d. 6 February 1998, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Using a droll mixture of German and English lyrics, Falco had several international hits in the 80s. After completing his studies at the Vienna Conservatoire, he played bass guitar in the punk band Drahdiwaberl, composing ‘Ganz Wien’ which appeared on their Psycho Terror in 1979, and was banned because it contained the line ‘all Vienna is on heroin today’. His solo career began in 1982 with the rap-style European hit ‘Der Kommissar’ and the controversial tale of prostitution ‘Jeanny’, which topped the German charts despite a complete radio ban. Falco’s first impact on the English-speaking world came with 1985’s ‘Rock Me Amadeus’. Co-written with Dutch producers Rob and Ferdi Bolland, the song’s zany mixture of speech and singing made it a US/UK chart-topper the following year at the same time...

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