His learned profession was an iron caster . The two of them came together through Max Lustig and formed a singing duo called Pirron and Knapp , which, based on the example of Wondra and Zwickl, performed funny quick-talk songs and double chats with songs. They became very popular across Austria through the radio. The duo existed from 1946 to 1961 and then split up after arguments, after which Pirron began a solo career and Knapp worked as an insurance employee. On the occasion of the awarding of the Austrian Golden Record , the last meeting took place in 1984 when they neither shook hands nor spoke to each other.
His final resting place is in the Inzersdorfer Friedhof (group W5B. Number 21) in Vienna.
- Christian Fastl: Josef Gnapp. In: Oesterreichisches Musiklexikon . Online edition, Vienna 2002 ff., ISBN 3-7001-3077-5 ; Print edition: Volume 4, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna 2005, ISBN 3-7001-3046-5 .
- Pirron & Knapp at Discogs (English)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Knapp (pseudonym)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian musician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 27, 1917|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Vienna|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 12, 1999|
|Place of death||Vienna|