Fred Weyrich (born August 25, 1921 in Tauberbischofsheim ; † December 30, 1999 in Riederau near Dießen am Ammersee ) was a German music producer , songwriter and singer. As the discoverer of the singer Alexandra , he became known to a wide public.
Fred Weyrich initially started studying dentistry at his father's request, but with the support of his mother switched to the Reimann School and trained as an actor. He passed the exam as an actor and was then called up for military service. After basic training, he was deployed in troop support during the Second World War . In Norway he was program director and presenter at "Radio Tromsö" and directed a six-man band. After the end of the war he met the publisher Hans Wilfred Sikorski in Hamburg and was hired with his band to accompany Lale Andersen and as a house singer for Radio Hamburg . Among his most successful songs as a pop singer were Mona Lisa and Lolita, two white seagulls . With the song Since quarter past ten he appeared at the German Schlager Festival. In 1954 he sang together with Rolf Simson (1924–2006) as the duo "Fred and Rolf". He recorded a record with Nana Gualdi .
He began his career as a music producer at the age of 39. He worked with singers such as Heidi Brühl , Karel Gott , Hildegard Knef , Willy Millowitsch and Ivan Rebroff . In 1965 he discovered Alexandra . Well-known lyrics by Fred Weyrich are:
- Once around the world
- Are you the Count of Luxembourg
- Two oranges in my hair
He also translated the hit "New York, New York", made world-famous by Liza Minnelli and Frank Sinatra, into German.
Fred Weyrich is the father of TV presenter and director Pit Weyrich . Fred Weyrich died on the night of December 30, 1999 in his home on Ammersee to heart failure . His final resting place is in the cemetery in Riederau , part of the market in Dießen am Ammersee .
- Wonderful, wonderful. Six skits for two men each (which women can also transform into) . Deutscher Theaterverlag , Weinheim 1994 ISBN 3-7695-3439-5
- Pretty steep! Three skits for two women and two men each . Deutscher Theaterverlag, Weinheim 1994 ISBN 3-7695-3439-5
- The role model. Sketch about the practical use of the television . Deutscher Theaterverlag, Weinheim 1994 ISBN 3-7695-0161-6
- Fred Weyrich in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- discogs.com: Fred Weyrich
- gema.de: Fred Weyrich - one life and four careers December 2009
- Stations ( memento from September 24, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
- welt-des-wissens.com: Fred Weyrich
- knerger.de: The grave of Fred Weyrich
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German music producer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 25, 1921|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Tauberbischofsheim|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 30, 1999|
|Place of death||Ammersee|