Dschinghis Khan - Wolfgang Heichel

One of the most famous groups to arise from the Eurovision Song Contest was Dschingis Khan, who despite their lackluster 4th placing in 1979 went on to conquer the world, just like their namesake, but in a much more peaceful manner.

Today we will hear Emil talk to original member of the band Wolfgang Heichel, who certainly has stories to tell. From the very intense beginnings of the band, when it was formed by Ralph Siegel just weeks before they were to go on stage in the German preselection, via a clear victory and a Eurovision participation in Jerusalem to grand tours behind the iron curtain with everything but live tigers and bears on stage.

After their great success with their Eurovision entry "Dschinghis Khan" they managed to make a follow-up single called "Moskau" that became an even bigger hit, a feat which few Eurovision participants can match, and they are to day one of Germany's biggest music exports with over 20 million album copies sold.

After some very intense years, Wolfgang left the group, but restarted it in 2007 and they just released a new album, from which we get to listen to several songs. Hoo! Haa!

Legend: Wolfgang Heichel - Dschinghis Khan

Song: Dschinghis Khan (Germany 1979)

Host: Emil Löfström

Contact: emil@schlagervannerna.se

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