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Alphaville
Alphaville


Background information
Origin Münster, Germany
Genre(s) New Wave
Synthpop
Years active 1982—present
Label(s) Polydor
Atlantic Records
Metropolis Records
Website Website
Members
Marian Gold
Martin Lister
David Goodes
Jakob Kiersch
Former members
Frank Mertens
Bernhard Lloyd
Ricky Echolette



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Alphaville is a German synthpop group which gained popularity in the 1980s. The founding members were Marian Gold (real name Hartwig Schierbaum, born 26 May 1954 in Herford), Bernhard Lloyd (real name Bernhard Gößling, born 6 June 1960 in Enger, North Rhine-Westphalia), and Frank Mertens (real name Frank Sorgatz, born 26 October 1961 in Enger, North Rhine-Westphalia). The band was at first named Forever Young before changing to Alphaville. They are best known for their two biggest hits, "Big in Japan" and "Forever Young". As of 2010 they have sold over 6,000,000 (six million) albums.


Albums
Catching Rays on Giant (2010) Salvation (1997) Prostitute (1994) First Harvest 1984–92 (1992) The Breathtaking Blue (1989) Afternoons In Utopia (1986) Forever Young (1984)


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