Peter Schilling

Real Name:
Pierre Michael Schilling
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German pop singer, born on January 28, 1956.
While numerous new wave artists in the early '80s tried to imitate David Bowie, Peter Schilling went a step further. In 1983, Schilling released "Major Tom (Coming Home)," a synth pop retelling of Bowie's 1969 classic "Space Oddity." It became Schilling's first and only entry in the U.S. charts, a song that eventually stigmatized him as a one-hit wonder in America. Schilling was born in Stuttgart, Germany, on January 28, 1956. As a teen, Schilling couldn't decide on whether to be a soccer player or a singer. He chose music and his debut album, Error in the System, appeared in 1983. The single "Major Tom (Coming Home)" wasn't just popular in the U.S., it was a worldwide smash. The video was played often on MTV, as well, but Schilling was not able to equal its success. In 1989, Schilling collaborated with Enigma's Michael Crétu on the track "Different Story (World of Lust and Crime)," an admirable attempt at updating his sound and trying to return to the American charts. "Major Tom" was given a techno sheen in 1994, and the reworked song was welcomed in the clubs. A year later, Schilling formed the Space Pilots with Catyana Schilling, J. Feifel, and P. Magnet, recording Trip to Orion.
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Albums

24. 0026-1, 24.0026-1 Fehler Im System — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Fehler Im System (Album) WEA, WEA 24. 0026-1, 24.0026-1 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
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9 60265-1, 60265-1 Error In The System — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Error In The System (Album) WEA 9 60265-1, 60265-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
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40 721 3 120 Grad — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling 120 Grad (Album) WEA 40 721 3 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
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93913 Things To Come — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Things To Come (Album) WEA 93913 Argentina 1985 Sell This Version
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4509-90014-2 Geheime Macht — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Geheime Macht(CD, Album) Wea 4509-90014-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
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CD 871523-2 Raumnot 6 VS. 6 — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Raumnot 6 VS. 6(CD, Album) DA Records CD 871523-2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
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CD 871588-2 Retrospektive (Das Remix Album) — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Retrospektive (Das Remix Album)(CD, Album) DA Music, DA Records, Musicline.de CD 871588-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
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2CD 035763-2 Zeitsprung / Retrospektive — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Zeitsprung / Retrospektive(2xCD, Album) DA Music 2CD 035763-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
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CD 871640-2 Zeitsprung — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Zeitsprung(CD, Album) DA Records CD 871640-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
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CD 873030-2 Lustfaktor Wellness / Delight - Faktor Wellness — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Lustfaktor Wellness / Delight - Faktor Wellness(CD, Album, RE) Da Music, Sonia CD 873030-2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
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CD 871782-2 Das Prinzip Mensch — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Das Prinzip Mensch(CD, Album) DA Records CD 871782-2 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
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0184830MTO Emotionen Sind Männlich — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Emotionen Sind Männlich(CD, Album) Major Ton Records 0184830MTO Germany 2007 Sell This Version
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0205761 MTO Neu & Live 2010 — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Neu & Live 2010 (Album) Major Ton Records 0205761 MTO Germany 2010 Sell This Version
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MT 233888 DNA — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling DNA(CD, Album) Major Ton Records MT 233888 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2014 Sell This Version
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9746813, 885150702765 Vis Viva — Peter Schilling Schilling!* Vis Viva(CD, Album) Sony, Peer Southern Productions, Major Ton Records, Membran 9746813, 885150702765 Germany 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

24.9927-0 Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst) — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst) (Single, Maxi) WEA 24.9927-0 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
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24-9664-7 Fehler Im System — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Fehler Im System (Single) WEA 24-9664-7 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
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24-9824-7, 24-98 24-7 Die Wüste Lebt (Alarmsignal...) — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Die Wüste Lebt (Alarmsignal...) (Single, Maxi) WEA, Peer Southern Productions 24-9824-7, 24-98 24-7 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
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ED 4951 The Noah Plan — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling The Noah Plan (Single) Elektra ED 4951 US 1983 Sell This Version
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WS - 9079 Major Tom (Coming Home) — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Major Tom (Coming Home) (Single, EP, Maxi) WEA WS - 9079 Bolivia 1982 Sell This Version
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WIS 603 Only Dreams — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling Only Dreams(7", Single) WEA WIS 603 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
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WJ5 Major Tom (Coming Home) / Super Star — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling / Lydia Murdock Peter Schilling / Lydia Murdock - Major Tom (Coming Home) / Super Star(7", Jukebox, Promo) WEA WJ5 Thailand 1983 Sell This Version
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none Maniac / Major Tom — Peter Schilling Peter Schilling / Michael Sembello Peter Schilling / Michael Sembello - Maniac / Major Tom(7", Single) Music Pop none Peru 1983 Sell This Version
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DFW 003 Cancion Nueva / Mayor Tom (Regresa a Casa) — Peter Schilling Howard Jones / Peter Schilling Howard Jones / Peter Schilling - Cancion Nueva / Mayor Tom (Regresa a Casa)(7", Promo) WEA DFW 003 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
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PROMO 173 You Can't Hurry Love / Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst)  — Peter Schilling Phil Collins / Peter Schilling Phil Collins / Peter Schilling - You Can't Hurry Love / Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst) (7", Jukebox) WEA PROMO 173 Italy 1983 Sell This Version