Gitte and Rex Gildo

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The lanterns from the city park
  DE 1Template: Infobox chart placements / maintenance / NR1 link 09/01/1963 (24 weeks)
Two on a bench
  DE 13 03/01/1964 (12 weeks)
Now the world is all about you
  DE 8th 03/12/1964 (20 weeks)
  DE 15th 10/01/1964 (8 weeks)
Your happiness is my happiness
  DE 20th 04/01/1965 (10 weeks)
Sweet Hawaii
  DE 33 09/15/1965 (2 weeks)

In the 1960s, Gitte and Rex Gildo formed a German hit duo that hit the charts with several titles.


Gitte Hænning (* 1946) had become a child star in her native Denmark before she brought producer Nils Nobach to Germany in 1959 and got her a record deal with the Cologne record company Electrola . In contrast to Rex Gildo (1936 - 1999), who had already achieved several hit parades by the end of 1962 (most recently the number one hit Speedy Gonzales ), Gitte, as she was called on her records in Germany, had her big breakthrough by 1962 not done yet.

In 1963, Norddeutsche Rundfunk wanted to produce a TV show with Gitte and needed a partner for her. Rex Gildo, who, like Gitte, was under contract with Electrola, seemed to be the most suitable for the job, and so the duo "Gitte and Rex Gildo" was born. With the two of them, the show No Day Without Music - A Rendezvous with Gitte & Rex was produced, in which they also sang together. Electrola took this as an opportunity to make a long-term pair of records out of the two and, in the summer of 1963, after Gitte won the German Schlager Festival in 1963 with her song Ich will 'nen Cowboy and then stormed the charts, the first Single with the two out.

The A-side title Vom Stadtpark die Laternen developed into a best seller and reached number one in the German charts. By 1965 Electrola had produced six singles with Gitte and Rex Gildo, of which a total of six titles were included in the German hit lists. With the song Now the world turns only around you , the couple took part in the German Schlager Festival in 1964 and reached 3rd place. The song also became the title of a hit film in which performers played. 1964 with Gitte and Rex Gildo under the title Hokus-Pokus with Gitte & Rex another TV show was broadcast.

In 1965, the duo separated on the initiative of Gitte. Both continued their solo careers, in which they could post further successes in the following years.


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EMI Columbia
From the city park the lanterns / Hey-hey, olé 22 418 8/1963
Two on a bench / wonderland of great love 22 620 1/1964
Now the world is all about you / Our house, that's in Tennessee 22 703 5/1964
Hocus pocus / When lovers go shopping in the evening 22 733 8/1964
Sweet as chocolate / Your happiness is my happiness 22 887 3/1965
Sweet Hawaii / Look at me 23 044 8/1965


Now the world only revolves around you , Austria 1964, directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner , with Ruth Stephan , Claus Biederstaedt , Gunther Philipp , Hans Söhnker , Gustav Knuth u. a.


  • CD booklet: Gitte - I want a cowboy as a man , Bear Family BCD 15997, 1999.

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