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Genghis Khan / Dschinghis Khan
Members
Wolfgang Heichel
Henriette Strobel
Edina Pop
Former members
Steve Bender (deceased)
Louis Hendrik Potgieter (deceased)
Leslie Mandoki

Genghis Khan (known as Dschinghis Khan in their native Germany (German pronunciation: [ˈdʒɪŋɡɪs ˈkaːn]) ) was a German pop band, created in 1979 to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest.[1] The name of the band was chosen to fit the song of the same name, written and produced by Ralph Siegel with lyrics by Bernd Meinunger. Dschinghis Khan is the German spelling of Genghis Khan, the name of the historical figure who founded the Mongol Empire.

Their song Moscow was a big hit in Australia in 1980, staying at #1 for five weeks.

While the group broke up in the mid-1980s, the German video for "Moskau" was a part of the show "Disco" on ZDF; as was their similarly-staged number "Dschinghis Khan".

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History

The original members of the group were Louis Hendrik Potgieter, Steve Bender, Leslie Mándoki, Edina Pop and the husband and wife pair Wolfgang and Henriette Heichel.

The group re-formed in late 2005. They performed at the Olympiyski Arena in Moscow on 17 December 2005.

The band toured in 2006–2007 with singer/dancer group "The Legacy of Dschinghis Khan" and released the CD "7 Leben" (7 Lives). It was the band's first release since 2004's Best Of compilation "Jubilee".

Discography

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Longplay

  • Dschinghis Khan (1979)
  • Rom (1980) (Rome)
  • Viva (1980)
    • Re-release of Rom without bonus tracks.
  • Wir sitzen alle im selben Boot (1981) (We're all sitting in the same boat)
  • Helden, Schurken & der Dudelmoser (1982) (Heroes, Roguess & the Dudelmoser)
  • Corrida (1983) (The Bullfight)
  • Huh Hah Dschinghis Khan - Ihre Grössten Erfolge (1993)
  • Die Großen Erfolge (1999)
  • Jubilee (2004)
  • 7 Leben (2007) (7 Lives)

Singles

(only German releases)

External links

References

Preceded by
Ireen Sheer
with Feuer
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
1979
Succeeded by
Katja Ebstein
with Theater

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