Silver Convention

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Vocal girl disco trio recording from 1974 to 1979.

German producer/songwriter duo Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay released "Save Me" in 1974 on Jupiter Records with session singers doing the sparse lyrics. Early editions using the artist name "Silver Bird Convention." The single was an early disco success in the UK (Magnet) and the artist name was changed to "Silver Convention."

Three German girls, Ramona Wulf - a former child star wanting a change of image - Penny McLean, and Jackie Carter formed the very first line-up. Carter, however, was quickly replaced with Linda G. Thompson after just a few TV-appearances. "Fly, Robin, Fly" became a US #1-single as well as a massive hit in Europe. Penny McLean's solo single "Lady Bump" - also a Levay/Kunze collaboration - topped the German charts at the same time.

After another huge hit with the title track off their second album, "Get Up And Boogie" (1976), success waned quickly. Their concept album "Madhouse", seeing American Rhonda Heath replace Thompson, only yielded a minor hit-single with "Everybody's Talkin' 'Bout Love", and the group's 1977 single "Telegram", chosen to represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest, could only manage to come 8th in the finale.

After an unsuccessful non-album single, "The Boys From Liverpool", Penny McLean left the line-up and was replaced by British singer Zenda Jacks (real name Sue McCloskey). While the new line-up went on a tour, Levay and Kunze parted ways, Kunze hooking up with Philadelphia arranger John Davis (5) for the group's final album "Love In A Sleeper" which yielded the US disco hit "Spend The Night With Me" before the group disbanded.

A brief comeback happened in 1979, seeing Penny McLean return to the line-up, but the single "Café Au Lait" / "Rollermania" was another flop.

Ramona Wulf (the only remaining member throughout all the line-ups) has occasionally reformed with Penny McLean and Linda G. Thompson over the years for the odd TV-appearance.
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Albums

3169 126 Silver Convention — Silver Convention Silver Convention Silver Convention (Album) Jupiter Records 3169 126 France 1975 Sell This Version
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00.214, 00-214 Get Up And Boogie — Silver Convention Silver Convention Get Up And Boogie (Album) Jupiter Records 00.214, 00-214 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
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EPC 81722 Madhouse — Silver Convention Silver Convention Madhouse (Album) Jupiter Records EPC 81722 Israel 1976 Sell This Version
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MEAI 3054 Summernights — Silver Convention Silver Convention Summernights (Album) Jupiter Records MEAI 3054 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
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EPC 82827 Love In A Sleeper — Silver Convention Silver Convention Love In A Sleeper (Album) Jupiter Records EPC 82827 Israel 1977 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

MB-10339 Fly, Robin, Fly / Chains Of Love — Silver Convention Silver Convention Fly, Robin, Fly / Chains Of Love (Single) Victor MB-10339 US 1975 Sell This Version
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ABC 7 Always Another Girl / I Like It — Silver Convention Silver Convention Always Another Girl / I Like It (Single) Jupiter Records ABC 7 Turkey 1975 Sell This Version
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C4-8076 Save Me / Save Me Again — Silver Convention Silver Convention Save Me / Save Me Again (Single) Jupiter Records C4-8076 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
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31A-2635 Fly, Robin, Fly / Tiger Baby — Silver Convention Silver Convention Fly, Robin, Fly / Tiger Baby (Single) Jupiter Records 31A-2635 Argentina 1975 Sell This Version
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2056 458 I Like It / Fly Robin Fly — Silver Convention Silver Convention I Like It / Fly Robin Fly (Single) Polydor 2056 458 France 1975 Sell This Version
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K-77 Fly Robin Fly / Please Don't Don't Change The Chords Of This Song — Silver Convention Silver Convention Fly Robin Fly / Please Don't Don't Change The Chords Of This Song(7", Single) Interfusion K-77 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
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CBS 3901 Save Me / Fly Robin Fly — Silver Convention Silver Convention Save Me / Fly Robin Fly(7", Single) CBS CBS 3901 Greece 1975 Sell This Version
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RTS 97 Fly Robin Fly — Silver Convention Silver Convention Fly Robin Fly(7", Single) R & T RTS 97 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
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JET-2363 Save Me — Silver Convention Silver Convention Save Me(7", Single) Victor JET-2363 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
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Ld A 7877 Sad Sweet Dreamer / Save Me — Silver Convention Sweet Sensation (2) / Silver Convention Sweet Sensation (2) / Silver Convention - Sad Sweet Dreamer / Save Me(7", Jukebox) Durium, Durium Marche Estere Ld A 7877 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
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Ld A 7904 Fly, Robin, Fly / Charlie Brown — Silver Convention Silver Convention / Two Man Sound Silver Convention / Two Man Sound - Fly, Robin, Fly / Charlie Brown(7", Jukebox) Durium, Durium Marche Estere Ld A 7904 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
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DJL1-1251 Always Another Girl / Fly, Robin, Fly — Silver Convention Silver Convention Always Another Girl / Fly, Robin, Fly(12", Promo) Midland International DJL1-1251 US 1975 Sell This Version
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SP-4637 San Francisco Hustle / Another Girl  — Silver Convention Silver Convention San Francisco Hustle / Another Girl (Single) RCA Victor SP-4637 Mexico 1976 Sell This Version
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MAS 263 San Francisco Hustle / Get Up And Boogie — Silver Convention Silver Convention San Francisco Hustle / Get Up And Boogie(7", Single) Jupiter Records MAS 263 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
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MAG 81 Everybody's Talking 'Bout Love — Silver Convention Silver Convention Everybody's Talking 'Bout Love (Single) Magnet (2) MAG 81 UK & Ireland 1976 Sell This Version
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VIP-2493 Dancing In The Aisles (Take Me Higher) — Silver Convention Silver Convention Dancing In The Aisles (Take Me Higher) (Single) Midland International VIP-2493 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
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MAG 69 Tiger Baby / No, No, Joe — Silver Convention Silver Convention Tiger Baby / No, No, Joe (Single) Magnet (2) MAG 69 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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SP-4582 No, No, Joe / Play Me Like A Yo-Yo — Silver Convention Silver Convention No, No, Joe / Play Me Like A Yo-Yo (Single) RCA Victor SP-4582 Mexico 1976 Sell This Version
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S 53 951, 16 777 AT Get Up And Boogie — Silver Convention Silver Convention Get Up And Boogie (Single) Jupiter Records S 53 951, 16 777 AT Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
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17 111 AT No, No Joe / Thank You, Mr. D.J. — Silver Convention Silver Convention No, No Joe / Thank You, Mr. D.J. (Single) Jupiter Records 17 111 AT Austria 1976 Sell This Version