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Drafi Deutscher in 1989

Drafi Deutscher (born 9 May 1946 as Drafi Franz Richard Deutscher in Berlin; died 9 June 2006 in Frankfurt am Main) was a German singer and composer of Romani/Sinti ("Gypsy") heritage. His best known song was the 1965 Schlager Marmor, Stein und Eisen bricht, which was featured in the 2006 movie Beerfest during the Oktoberfest scene. He also composed several worldwide hits, e.g., for Boney M., Nino de Angelo and Tony Christie. In the 1980s he achieved a huge success with his duo Mixed Emotions together with Oliver Simon and Christopher Evans Ironside, collaborating also with the latter in Masquerade, including their cowritten hit Guardian Angel.

Discography (Albums)

  • Shake Hands! Keep Smiling! 1964
  • Drafi! 1966
  • Weil ich Dich liebe, 1971
  • Die Welt von heut' (Group "Wir"), 1972
  • Gute Tage & schlechte Tage, 1973
  • Happy Rummel Music (as "Mr. Walkie Talkie"), 1977
  • Lost in New York City, 1981
  • Drafi, 1982
  • The Sound of Masquerade (as "Masquerade"), 1984
  • Krieg der Herzen, 1985
  • Gemischte Gefühle, 1986
  • Deep From the Heart (with Oliver Simon as "Mixed Emotions"), 1987
  • Diesmal für immer, 1987
  • Just For You (with Oliver Simon as "Mixed Emotions"), 1988
  • Steinzart – Die besten Jahre, 1988
  • Lost in New York City (Remix), 1989
  • Über Grenzen geh'n, 1989
  • Side by Side (with Andreas Martin as "New Mixed Emotions"), 1991
  • Wie Ebbe und Flut, 1992
  • So viele Fragen, 1996
  • Zukunft, 1998
  • We Belong Together (with Oliver Simon as "Mixed Emotions"), 1999
  • Wer war Schuld daran, 2002
  • Diesseits von Eden – Die große Drafi Deutscher Hit-Collection, 2006
  • The Last Mile, 2007
  • Drafi (Re-Release of the 1982 album with 6 bonustracks), 2008

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