Margot Eskens

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Margot Eskens in the Kurhaus Scheveningen (1961)

Margot Eskens (born August 12, 1936 in Düren ) is a German pop singer who mainly celebrated success in the 1950s and 1960s.

Biography and artistic work

The trained dental assistant Margot Eskens took part as a singer in a Polydor junior competition in 1954 , which she won with the title Moulin Rouge . That earned her a record deal with Polydor and meant quick success in the music market. As early as October 1955, it was recorded for the first time in the German hit parade with the recording I want to go out today and came in third. In 1956 and 1957 she was able to celebrate her greatest successes with the two number 1 titles Tiritomba, which sold over 800,000 times, and Cindy, Oh Cindy . Several duets with Silvio Francesco were also well received by the audience. Most often sold plate of the two titled Moonlight game in 1959. But even with René Carol , Willy Hagara , Udo Jürgens , Will Brandes and Peter Alexander took her in successful title.

The Krefeld producer and lyricist Kurt Feltz , with whom Margot Eskens worked until 1961, was responsible for these successes. The new producer team under Hans Bertram was unable to build on the great successes of the 1950s, but in 1962 they achieved another notable success with the song Ein Herz, das You can't buy . With this title, Polydor sent Margot Eskens to the German Schlager Festival in 1962. Conny Froboess won there and Siw Malmkvist came second, but third place went to Margot Eskens.

In 1963 Heidi Brühl was nominated directly for the Eurovision Song Contest ; but since she had health problems and participation was not certain, Margot Eskens also took on the title Marcel in order to be able to step in for Brühl if necessary. At the Eurovision Song Contest in 1966 she represented Germany - also directly nominated - with the song Die Zeiger der Uhr and took 10th place.

In 1964 Margot Eskens was once again doing well with Mama , and it was ranked eighth in the charts. In the following years she was no longer one of the current pop stars. The change to the record companies CBS and Columbia was no longer reflected in success. Only in 1977 she was represented in the German best lists for two weeks with Denk not an morgen .

Margot Eskens has appeared in numerous television shows and several films. It has sold a total of 40 million records and CDs since 1956. Eskens was married to her manager Karl-Heinz Münchow († December 23, 2011). She lives on Lake Wörthersee .



Margot Eskens - Cindy oh Cindy


  • 1963: Bonjour la France
  • 1964: Serenade of Love
  • 2010: roller coaster of love


year Title
Top ranking, total weeks / months, awardChartsChart placementsTemplate: chart table / maintenance / monthly data
(Year, title, album , rankings, weeks / months, awards, notes)
1955 Mummy, you mustn't cry DE5 (3 months)
I want to go out today DE21 (1 month)
1956 Tiritomba DE6 (7 months)
1957 Cindy, oh Cindy DE1 (7 months)
Bombalu DE14 (2 months)
1958 All beautiful women DE25 (1 month)
with Silvio Francesco
Sky blue serenade DE3 (6 months)
with Silvio Francesco
I prefer you to the others DE21 (2 months)
with Silvio Francesco
1959 Moonlight party DE6 (3 months)
with Silvio Francesco
1960 So wonderful, so fabulous DE39 (1 month)
1961 When you come home DE18 (2 months)
1962 A heart that cannot be bought DE19 (4 months)
1963 Marcel DE36 (1 month)
Whether in Bombay or in Rio DE40 (2 months)
1964 mummy DE8 (4 months)

More singles

  • 1956: Mamatschi
  • 1956: In the little cafe
  • 1956: Peterle
  • 1957: Calypso Italiano (with Silvio Francesco)
  • 1958: Don't forget me so quickly (with Peter Alexander)
  • 1958: Andalusian fairy tales
  • 1959: Three bars of music in the heart
  • 1961: Don't forget that I'm with you (with René Carol)
  • 1961: I want to be married to you (with Will Brandes)
  • 1966: The hands of the clock
  • 1975: life is good
  • 2005: fell from the tree


  • 1961: Goodbye
  • 1971: ... and that's called a show

Web links

Individual evidence

  3. Chart sources: DE