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Falco was the most internationally successful pop musician ever to emerge from Austria, most widely known for his 1986 chart-topping strike “Rock Me personally Amadeus.” Blessed Johann Holzel in Vienna on Feb 19, 1957, he was a classically educated kid prodigy, but after graduating from the Vienna Conservatoire, he relocated to Western world Berlin and started fronting a jazz-rock music group. Rechristening himself Falco honoring the German skier Falko Weissflog, he came back to Vienna with time to try out bass over the punk clothing Drahdiwaberl’s 1979 record Psycho Today, penning their best-known melody, “Ganz Wein.” Falco started his solo profession in 1982 using the LP Einzelhaft; his “Der Kommissar,” which fused techno-pop with rapped German lyrics, became a significant European strike and a golf club preferred in the U.S., having a cover edition from the group Following the Fire achieving the Best Five in 1983. The follow-up, “Jeanny,” was prohibited outright by radio following its theme of prostitution, but still continued to best the German graphs. While 1984’s Junge Roemer seduced little interest, in 1986 Falco released Falco 3, highlighted with the one “Rock and roll Me Amadeus,” a campy mixture of traditional music and synth pop which topped both American and United kingdom charts. As the rock and roll ballad “Vienna Contacting” was a strike, Falco’s subsequent initiatives, including 1986’s Emotional and 1988’s Wiener Blut, fared badly; he previously been long from the limelight when he passed away in a vehicle accident on Feb 6, 1998 at age 40.

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