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

MUFP 501 Silver Convention Silver Convention (Album) Jupiter Records MUFP 501 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
VIP-6377 Silver Convention Madhouse (Album) Jupiter Records VIP-6377 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
MUFP 504 Silver Convention Get Up And Boogie! (Album, Comp) Jupiter Records MUFP 504 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
D.AI. 30271 Silver Convention Summernights (Album) Jupiter Records D.AI. 30271 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
VIP-6524 Silver Convention Love In A Sleeper (Album) Jupiter Records VIP-6524 Japan 1978 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

301.1096 Silver Convention Fly, Robin, Fly / Chains Of Love (Single) Victor 301.1096 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
16 313 AT Silver Convention Always Another Girl / I Like It (Single) Jupiter Records 16 313 AT Germany 1975 Sell This Version
MB 11339 Silver Convention Fly, Robin, Fly / Tiger Baby (Single) Jupiter Records MB 11339 Peru 1974 Sell This Version
C4 8091 Silver Convention I Like It / Fly Robin Fly (Single) Polydor C4 8091 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
C4-8076 Silver Convention Save Me (Single) Jupiter Records C4-8076 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
17 617 AT Silver Convention Fancy Party / Everybody's Talking 'Bout Love (Single) Jupiter Records 17 617 AT Germany 1976 Sell This Version
MB-10849 Silver Convention Dancing In The Aisles (Take Me Higher) (Single) Midland International Records MB-10849 US 1976 Sell This Version
MB 10571 Silver Convention Get Up And Boogie (Single) Jupiter Records MB 10571 Peru 1974 Sell This Version
4 56 179 Silver Convention / Penny McLean Silver Convention / Penny McLean - Fly, Robin, Fly / Lady Bump (Single) AMIGA 4 56 179 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1976 Sell This Version
DE 2886, DE. 2886 Silver Convention No, No Joe / Thank You, Mr. D.J. (Single) Jupiter Records DE 2886, DE. 2886 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
MAG 69 Silver Convention Tiger Baby / No, No, Joe (Single) Magnet (2) MAG 69 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