Silver Convention

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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Silver Convention Discography

Albums

Silver Convention Silver Convention (Album) Jupiter Records New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
Silver Convention Madhouse (Album) Jupiter Records Japan 1976 Sell This Version
Silver Convention Get Up And Boogie! (Album, Comp) Jupiter Records UK 1976 Sell This Version
Silver Convention Summernights (Album) Jupiter Records Italy 1977 Sell This Version
Silver Convention Love In A Sleeper (Album) Jupiter Records Japan 1978 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Silver Convention Fly, Robin, Fly / Chains Of Love (Single) Victor Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
Silver Convention Always Another Girl / I Like It (Single) Jupiter Records Germany 1975 Sell This Version
Silver Convention Fly, Robin, Fly / Tiger Baby (Single) Jupiter Records Peru 1974 Sell This Version
Silver Convention I Like It / Fly Robin Fly (Single) Polydor Canada 1975 Sell This Version
Silver Convention Save Me (Single) Jupiter Records Canada 1974 Sell This Version
CBS 3901 Silver Bird Convention* Save Me / Fly Robin Fly(7", Single) CBS CBS 3901 Greece 1975 Sell This Version
K-77 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
RTS 97 Silver Convention Fly Robin Fly (Part 1)/Fly Robin Fly (Part 2)(7", Single) R & T RTS 97 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
JET-2363 Silver Convention Save Me(7", Single) Victor JET-2363 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
Ld A 7877 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
Ld A 7904 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
DJL1-1251 Silver Convention Always Another Girl / Fly, Robin, Fly(12", Promo) Midland International Records DJL1-1251 US 1975 Sell This Version
Silver Convention Fancy Party / Everybody's Talking 'Bout Love (Single) Jupiter Records Germany 1976 Sell This Version
Silver Convention Dancing In The Aisles (Take Me Higher) (Single) Midland International Records US 1976 Sell This Version
Silver Convention Get Up And Boogie (Single) Jupiter Records Peru 1974 Sell This Version
Silver Convention / Penny McLean Silver Convention / Penny McLean - Fly, Robin, Fly / Lady Bump (Single) AMIGA German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1976 Sell This Version
Silver Convention No, No Joe / Thank You, Mr. D.J. (Single) Jupiter Records Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Silver Convention Tiger Baby / No, No, Joe (Single) Magnet (2) UK 1976 Sell This Version
SP -4637 Silver Convention San Francisco Hustle / Another Girl (7") RCA Victor SP -4637 Mexico 1976 Sell This Version
MAG·PROMO·LP·1 Silver Convention Silver Convention Promotion Disc - Extracts From Silver Convention Discotheque Volumes I & II(12", S/Sided, Promo, Mixed) Magnet (2) MAG·PROMO·LP·1 UK 1976 Sell This Version