Silver Convention

Profile:
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 album art Silver Convention Silver Convention (Album) Jupiter Records 3169 126 France 1975 Sell This Version
00.214, 00-214 Silver Convention - Get Up And Boogie album art Silver Convention Get Up And Boogie (Album) Jupiter Records 00.214, 00-214 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
EPC 81722 Silver Convention - Madhouse album art Silver Convention Madhouse (Album) Jupiter Records EPC 81722 Israel 1976 Sell This Version
MEAI 3054 Silver Convention - Summernights album art Silver Convention Summernights (Album) Jupiter Records MEAI 3054 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
VIP-6524 Silver Convention - Love In A Sleeper album art Silver Convention Love In A Sleeper (Album) Jupiter Records VIP-6524 Japan 1978 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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