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Silver Convention was a German disco recording act of the 1970s. The group was first named “Silver Bird Convention” or “Silver Bird”.

The group was originally founded in Munich by producers and songwriters Sylvester Levay and Michael Kunze. “Silver” is actually Sylvester Levay’s nickname. Using female session vocalists for their first recordings, they scored a hit single in the United Kingdom in 1974 with the song “Save Me”, and realised they would need to find a public face for what was at the time only a studio group.

They recruited vocalists Linda Thompson (real name Linda Übelherr, who would be billed on her solo records as Linda G. Thompson), Penny McLean (real name Gertrude Wirschinger) and Ramona Wulf (real name Ramona Kraft). As “Silver Convention” they scored two major U.S. hit singles. “Fly, Robin, Fly” whose complete lyrics consisted of only six words, spent three weeks at number 1 in 1975, and won the group a Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance. Their follow-up hit “Get Up and Boogie” spent three weeks at number 2 in 1976. Michael Kunze actually wrote the lyrics on the two first albums under the pseudonym Stephan Prager. During this time the three singers released their own solo work. McLean and Thompson achieved hit singles with “Lady Bump” and “Ooh What a Night” respectively. Wulf’s solo effort was only a moderate success.

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  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    зауряднейшее евродиско, если бы не одно но: песня "fly robin fly" лично для меня является эталоном диско-звука 70-х и с вокальной, и с инструментальной точки зрения.

    9 Mar 10:06am Reply
  • Iamjustapeasant

    Такая-то годнота!

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Orkan60

    I am a DISCO DIVA

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • dicofanmarc

    I love specially the whole concept of MADHOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big Fan of them!!!!!!!!!!!

    7 Aug 2012 Reply
  • drastic67

    wow haven't herd this in years fly robin fly!!

    17 Mar 2012 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    gonna write here,I scrobbled get up and boogie but the disc I play says SILVER CONNECTION,media cockups.

    1 Jan 2012 Reply
  • chouchou58

    Fly robin fly toute mon heureuse enfance où mon père m'a ouvert à tous les styles musicaux comme ma biblio l'indique!

    21 May 2011 Reply
  • AztecPortal

    Get up and Boogie ! =)

    21 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Dooffer

    I ♥ Fly Robin Fly ∞

    9 Oct 2010 Reply
  • robikbeto

    fly robin fly, is very nice melody, enjoy it.

    6 May 2010 Reply
  • israaeel

    My mother used to hear this band all the time.... great tunes!

    7 Jun 2009 Reply
  • teraevlyn

    oops "older sister"

    6 Mar 2009 Reply
  • teraevlyn

    My olders sister was definitely a DISCO DIVA

    6 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Skimma

    I love their overalls, very tight :)

    15 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Retro_Saiyan

    I like their vocals, very sweet.

    30 Nov 2008 Reply
  • KittyCatXXX

    'Fly Robin Fly' a good humping song..

    20 Feb 2008 Reply
  • marcosvenicio

    Silver Convention é o cara !!!

    28 Jan 2008 Reply
  • LarkCGN

    One of mine too

    9 Sep 2007 Reply
  • Tr1xx

    Great memories

    28 Apr 2007 Reply
  • ricco

    One of my favourite disco groups!

    10 Jan 2007 Reply

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