DEATER BOLEN – POP-IDOL OF EUROPE
The name of Dieter Bohlen is a strong association with the group Modern Talking, but he has achieved a lot in life and outside this team. In Germany, he is one of the most talented pop composers of our time and successful producers. None of his projects was a failure, and many songs, and after 30 years, are happy to listen and sing.
They say that Dieter is an inexhaustible source of energy, he never gave up, did not lose heart, did not even admit the thought that he could not achieve his goals. His favorite quote is: “Even a bad experience can produce good results.” And the results of Dieter Bohlen are not few – over 40 years of creativity he deserved hundreds of titles and awards, received an incredible number of Golden Disks, released hundreds of songs, helped make a career for several performers and now does not stop participating in the musical life of Germany. Each of his projects became popular and brought considerable revenues.
Of course, one cannot help mentioning some critics who claim that Dieter Bohlen is listened to only in three singer Dieter Bolennemetsky-speaking countries and countries of the former socialist camp, allegedly in Great Britain and North America they don’t know about him. Perhaps the share of objectivity in these statements can be traced, but there are a lot of idols of Americans who are absolutely not perceived in Europe or in Asia. And judging the commercial popularity of the artist or team, even without coverage of the American market, Dieter Bohlen’s discs are sold in millions of copies. To achieve this, we need remarkable persistence, diligence, talent and self-improvement.
Dieter Bolen was born on February 7, 1954 in the German town of Bern. In the Internet, you can find several references to the fact that he has Russian roots, since my grandmother was from Kaliningrad. However, as he himself clarified, this is more fiction than true, although the grandmother actually lived in Königsberg.
The young Dieter didn’t deliver much trouble to his parents, although he was expelled from two schools. When there was a question of choosing a profession, he wanted to sing, and the father (the owner of a construction company) insisted that his son still graduated from the university’s economics department. A compromise was found – Dieter studies at the university, and his father permits him a year after that the musician Dieter Bolen to study music. As you can see, this period stretched over many years.
The beginner musician tried his hand at several groups, composed songs, sent them to the recording studios in the hope that someone would like his work.
In 1978, an incredible thing happened – Dieter received an offer to become an employee of the Intersong music publishing house. There he had to deal not only with writing songs, but also producing performers.
Dieter Bohlen tried his best, wrote songs one after another, sometimes performed with his creations in the musical programs of German TV. He dreamed of popularity, but he understood that songs in German would not bring him worldwide fame. And then he began to compose English-language compositions, experimenting with arrangements. And in 1983 he got the idea to create his own group. For this, he needed to find a performer of his songs, since Dieter Bohlen did not possess outstanding vocal abilities.
Once a young singer Thomas Anders came to him to record his album. Hearing the voice of this guy, Dieter realized that he was perfect for him as a partner. So the world heard the legendary band Modern Talking, and Dieter Bohlen and Thomas Anders became almost inseparable for three whole years.
With the Eurodisco style, Dieter then hit the bull’s eye – millions of fans around the world went crazy with their idols.
Blue system Dieter Bohlen
But in 1987, the ambitions of two talents took over. Not without the intervention of the then wife of Thomas Anders – Nora. She thought that Thomas would be more talented and would succeed with solo performances. It was she who persuaded him to quit and go to the United States. Dieter Bohlen was depressed and offended by Thomas. He later admitted that Anders had broken his dreams of conquering a group of Great Britain and America, had destroyed many hopes, had canceled out plans and prospects.
Accepting the breakdown of the group Modern Talking, Dieter Bohlen, with new strength and inspiration, took up the Blue System project. Here he showed not only his composer’s, but also production skills. His musical flair allowed the group to become a leader in the music market in a very short time. Over the 11 years of the group’s existence, Dieter Bohlen has released 13 albums and has made 23 clips! In 1989, Dieter became the most successful German composer. That year, the Blue System group went on tour to the USSR, where they felt the full national fame. By the way, in the countries of the former Soviet Union, Dieter Bohlen was more popular than even Michael Jackson himself in terms of the number of discs sold.