Udo Juergens

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Udo Jürgens (born September 30, 1934 in Klagenfurt , Carinthia , Austria ; † December 21, 2014 in Münsterlingen , Thurgau , Switzerland ; born Jürgen Udo Bockelmann, since July 2010 officially Udo Jürgens Bockelmann ) was a composer , pianist and singer mainly German-speaking - but also (among other things) English-language songs. In addition to being Austrian, he also had Swiss citizenship since 2007 . With over 100 million records sold, Udo Jürgens was one of the most commercially successful entertainment musicians in the German-speaking area . His career spanned nearly 60 years. Stylistically , he can be classified between Schlager , Chanson , Jazz and Pop music and was the first Austrian to win the Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson (today Eurovision Song Contest ) in 1966 .


Family and personal

Udo Jürgens was born in Klagenfurt as the son of German parents . His mother Käthe (née Arp; 1908–1988) came from Prasdorf in Schleswig-Holstein . His father Rudolf (1904–1984) was born as the son of the German bank director Heinrich Bockelmann on December 14, 1904 in Moscow and after the outbreak of World War I fled with his parents to what was then neutral Sweden . After the war, his parents settled at Gut Schloss Ottmanach in Carinthia , which Jürgens' grandfather had given to his five sons. His father was mayor of Ottmanach from 1938 to 1945 and from 1954 to 1958 . He died on April 2, 1984. A maternal relative was the Dadaist Hans Arp . An uncle on his father's side, Werner Bockelmann ( SPD ), was Lord Mayor of Frankfurt am Main from 1957 to 1964 . Another uncle, Gert Bockelmann, lived on Gut Barendorf near Lüneburg, which now houses a folk high school , and was temporarily mayor there. Udo Jürgens' uncle Erwin Bockelmann and Jonny Bockelmann were mineral oil industrialists. Its with the song: My brother is a painter minded brother Manfred Bockelmann is a well-known painter and photographer.

Jürgens grew up in his parents' castle Ottmanach on the Magdalensberg in Carinthia together with his two brothers John (1931-2006) and Manfred. He taught himself to play the piano; He only received systematic instruction later. At the Hitler Youth , according to a statement in his biography, The Man with the Bassoon, he received a violent slap in the face from a group leader, which resulted in his hearing impairment in one ear. He left high school a year before graduating from high school . He later studied music at the Carinthian State Conservatory in Klagenfurt and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg .

From 1964 to 1989, Jürgens was married to the former model Erika Meier, known as Panja . The marriage had two children, John (* February 20, 1964) and Jenny (* January 22, 1967), an artist and DJ or actress. Udo Jürgens also has two illegitimate daughters, Sonja Jürgens (* 1966) and Gloria Burda (* November 29, 1994).

In June 1977, Jürgens moved into a penthouse apartment on Bellevue in Zurich . Since there were tax debts in both Austria and Germany at that time, various media interpreted this move as tax evasion. Jürgens saw these debts covered by a "seven-figure amount" deposited in a blocked account in Munich. Since 17 November 1978 was his company Udo Jürgen Bockelmann &  Co. , as since October 2014 Udo Jürgens Bockelmann & Co., with headquarters in Zurich, the Swiss commercial register entered. With the change of name, not only was Jürgen's relocation of residence from Zumikon to the municipality of Meilen indicated (see the paragraph below), but also the name Jürgens ', which since the company was founded in 1978, was erroneously referred to as Bockelmann, Udo Jürgen (artist name' Udo Jürgens ') was registered, changed to Bockelmann, Udo Jürgens (stage name' Udo Jürgens') . The legal background was the change in Bockelmann's first name from Jürgen Udo to Udo Jürgens, approved by the district authority of Klagenfurt on July 19, 2010 , with the registration of the change filed with the Zurich Commercial Register on October 23, 2014 as evidence.

On July 4, 1999, he married his long-time partner Corinna Reinhold (from Mönchengladbach-Rheydt ) in New York . In 1997 they moved into a house in Zumikon, Switzerland. In 2006 they got divorced. In February 2007, Udo Jürgens obtained Swiss citizenship , and on June 8th he was presented with the naturalization certificate at the Zumiker village festival. He was allowed to keep his Austrian citizenship , so that he was then dual citizens .

In July 2012, Jürgens acquired a villa in the community of Meilen, which Gottlieb Duttweiler had built in 1930 after he incorporated the Meilen beverage company "alcohol-free wines AG" into Migros in 1928 . The Gottlieb-Duttweiler-Villa was completely renovated between 2012 and 2016, see documentation "The property at a glance". He lived in Gottlieben during the renovation period. In 2015 he wanted to move into the villa in Meilen, but that did not happen because of his death.

Udo Jürgens called himself an atheist several times in public .

After the federal popular initiative “Against mass immigration” , which was decided by a narrow majority in February 2014 , Jürgens was quoted in the German-speaking media after an interview with the Bild newspaper with “That shocked and deeply disappointed me. […] Europe is the best idea this continent had for a thousand years. I was ashamed after the decision to go to Switzerland ”and that he“ no longer felt welcome in Switzerland ”, which subsequently led to controversial reactions. In another interview with Bluewin Entertainment, he relativized these statements as a misunderstanding and stated: "I'm sorry for this statement, I'll honestly admit it."

Jürgens describes the history of his family and the beginnings of his career in the novel The Man with the Bassoon together with Michaela Moritz in 2004 ( filmed in 2011 ), with whom he was in a relationship until his death.

The white marble wing as a tombstone was designed by Udo's brother Manfred Bockelmann .

On December 21, 2014, Udo Jürgens collapsed unconscious while walking in Gottlieben in the canton of Thurgau and died of heart failure at the age of 80 despite an attempt at resuscitation in the Münsterlingen hospital . Two weeks earlier he had finished the first part of his 25th concert tour in Zurich, which was under the motto “In the middle of life”. He made his last public appearance on December 11th and 12th, 2014 in the Berlin Velodrom in the Helene Fischer Show . The appearance was broadcast on television shortly after his death at Christmas.

His body was cremated at his own request. The cremation took place on December 23, 2014, two days after his death. On January 15, 2015, around 200 friends and companions said goodbye to Udo Jürgens at a memorial ceremony in Zurich. On January 22nd and 23rd, Jürgens' urn was placed in the Volkshalle of the Vienna City Hall , where the public could pay their final respects to the musician. Officials such as the Austrian Federal President Heinz Fischer and Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann signed the books of condolence there. He was buried on May 9, 2015 in an honorary grave of the City of Vienna (group 33 G, grave no. 85) in the central cemetery . The tombstone, which represents a wing wrapped in a white mourning cloth, was designed by his brother Manfred and made in Lasa marble by the sculptor Hans Muhr . After several corrections of the initially incorrect spelling, the memorial plaque says, among other things, one of his text passages: “You are the sheet of music that was everything to me. I leave everything to you - I leave everything to you! "


The later Udo Jürgens had his first appearances during his studies at the conservatory in various smaller bars. Ernst Lerch took over the Café Lerch from his eponymous father in 1950 and subsequently made it into the then popular Klagenfurt Tanzcafé Lerch. He engaged for five shillings (the equivalent of 0.36 euro, now around 3.52 euros) per hour the young entertainment musician Jürgen Udo Bockelmann as a jazz singer , who there, in allusion to his second pre- and his family name under the stage name Udo Bolan occurred and was able to gain his first stage experience. He played on the piano, accompanied by a drummer and a bassist, mainly jazz and swing, as well as folk music at the request of the audience .

In 1951, at the age of 17, Udo Jürgens won first prize as the youngest participant in a composer competition organized by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation among 300 participants with the song Je t'aime .

Only later did he turn his two first names Jürgen and Udo into the artist name "Udo Jürgens", which he had used throughout his life, which he then changed in 2010 to the official name "Udo Jürgens Bockelmann" together with the family name he had retained.

In 1959 he achieved his first success with the song Jenny; the title was interpreted in 1961 by Lale Andersen with a new text written by Jürgens (Jonny) . In 1960 he composed the world hit Reach for the Stars for Shirley Bassey . In the same year he won together with Hannelore Auer , Heinz Sagner , Inge Brandenburg and Frank Forster , the Song Festival Knokke for Germany. From 1963 he worked with the Munich media manager Hans R. Beierlein , who promoted him particularly as a composer. In 1964 Udo Jürgens competed in the Grand Prix Eurovision for Austria in Copenhagen . He reached with Why only, why? the 6th place. Matt Monro sold 1.5 million records with the English version of Walk Away , it came in at number 23 in the USA , number 4 in Great Britain and occupied other places in the charts around the world. The German-language original became a number 1 hit in France. Jürgens composed If I Never Sing Another Song for Frank Sinatra . Sinatra ceded this title to his friend Sammy Davis Jr. because of a career break . In 1965 he was successful with the hit 17 year blonde hair .

Udo Juergens at the Grand Gala du Disque Populaire 1968

In 1965 Udo Jürgens took part in both the Sanremo Festival and again in the Grand Prix Eurovision , this time in Naples . In the latter case he reached fourth place with Tell her, I let her greet you . The third participation followed next year, and on March 5 in Luxembourg he reached first place with Merci, Chérie . This gave him the international breakthrough. Extensive tours all over the world followed. In 1968 he returned to the Sanremo Festival. During this time he recorded records of his compositions in different languages.

In addition to his musical career, Udo Jürgens also played in several German entertainment films in the 1950s and 1960s.

In 1971 Udo Jürgens sang the song of the ARD television lottery Show me the place in the sun . Also in 1976 (A song for everyone who is lonely) and 1980 (Is that nothing?) He sang the songs of the TV lottery. Greek Wine (1974) became a huge hit. In honor of his honor and as an expression of gratitude for expressing the life of the Greek guest workers in Germany in such an emotional way, Udo Jürgens and the text writer Michael Kunze were received by the Greek Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis in Athens . The song was translated into Greek under the title Phile kerna krassi and became a kind of folk song. Bing Crosby took it on with the title Come Share the Wine ; later Al Martino sang it , who also had great success with it. Udo Jürgens has toured Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Poland, Japan and Australia.

In 1977 the Swiss Freddy Burger took over management from Udo Jürgens. The successful cooperation and friendship lasted until Jürgens' death. Udo Jürgens went on tour for the first time in 1982 with the orchestra of Pepe Lienhard .

His greatest financial success was Buenos días, Argentina with the German national soccer team . In 1978 he got a gold record after five weeks and a platinum record after two months . In addition, this hit was very successful in a Tex-Mex version in North America; Marty Robbins reached number 25 in the country charts .

Since the beginning of the 1980s, Udo Jürgens has not been in the top 10 in the German single charts, but he continued to publish albums on a regular basis, which sold well, especially in Austria. In Germany, his commercial success at that time was rather moderate.

As a supporting actor he was seen in the television series Das Traumschiff and Ein Schloß am Wörthersee in the 1990s .

Udo Jürgens received greater media attention again from 2007 after the jukebox musical I was never in New York , based on a potpourri of his songs, premiered. In 2009, Sportfreunde Stiller recorded a cover version of the title track on their album MTV Unplugged in New York , which also included vocal recordings by Udo Juergens. The success of this album and the single brought the singer his first placements in the German single charts after 17 years.

With the success of the musical, the sales figures for Jürgens' album releases rose again. From 2008 they regularly occupied top positions in the German and Austrian charts. In February 2014 he released his last album, Mitten im Leben , and went on the tour of the same name from the end of October 2014. Udo Jürgens gave his last concert on December 7, 2014 in the sold out Hallenstadion in Zurich.

After his death in December 2014, the sales figures skyrocketed and remained at a high level for weeks; this posthumous effect culminated in reaching number 1 in the Austrian charts again in early April 2015.


Udo Jürgens in 1970 at the summer party of German Chancellor Willy Brandt
Concert in 2010

Udo Jürgens is one of the most important entertainers of the 20th and early 21st centuries. He composed more than 1000 songs, published over 50 music albums and sold over 105 million records in a career that spanned more than sixty years. This makes him one of the most successful male solo artists in the world. Since 2015 he has also held the worldwide record as the longest successful artist in the charts with over 57 years, from his first entry in 1958 to 2015.

In the early years he was mostly seen as a pop singer, later he broke the boundaries of pop with his extensive compositional work . His lyrics, written by various copywriters and himself, often address social issues, e.g. B. Decadence ( Café Megalomania , 1993). With An honorable house (1975) he caricatured the bourgeois bigotry in relation to the wild marriage  , which was often still perceived as problematic at the time - the "marriage without a marriage certificate". Also on the guest worker problem ( Greek wine , 1974), on the environmental problem ( 5 minutes before 12 , 1982; see, on the other hand, Die Schwalben fly high , 1983), on the arms race ( Traumtänzer , 1983) or on the drug problem ( Rot blooms der Mohn , 1984) he position.

In the title Go there and multiply from The Blue Album from 1988, he creates a connection between the Pope and a quote from the Bible. The radio program of Bayerischer Rundfunk therefore included the song on the index . Also on this album is the song Moscow - New York , in which Jürgens sings about the fall of the Berlin Wall a year earlier .

His wide-ranging oeuvre also includes symphonic compositions such as Wort and Die Krone der Schöpf, which were recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic . On December 2nd, 2007 the premiere of the Udo Jürgens musical I have never been to New York at the Operettenhaus in Hamburg took place. Since then, the musical has been performed in Vienna (from 2010), Stuttgart (from 2010), Tokyo (from 2011), Oberhausen and Zurich (from 2012); in Berlin the season began in spring 2015.

In 1992, Jürgens played on the Danube Island in Vienna in front of around 220,000 spectators. A trademark of his live concerts were the encores, which he always sang in a white bathrobe.

Generations of children are his song Thank you very much for the flowers as the theme song by Tom and Jerry as well as the beginning of his song A Thousand Years Are One Day as the cover story of the series Once Upon a Time ... man is known on German television. In 1990, Jürgens composed the soundtrack for two episodes of the Das Traumschiff series as well as the official World Cup songs for the German national soccer team for the 1978 World Cup (Buenos días, Argentina) and the 1990 World Cup (Semper Roma) . He wrote the song Wunderknaben for the 1998 World Cup for the Austrian national soccer team .

He wrote songs with Alexandra and Reinhard Mey , and there were joint appearances with Rainhard Fendrich . His songs were from Howard Carpendale , the Sportfreunde Stiller , Helene Fischer and other gecovert .

With 61 placements in the album charts, Jürgens holds the record as the most frequently represented German-speaking singer and had a total of 616 album placements and 411 single rankings by the end of 2014.


In 1972 Udo Juergens wrote a musical entitled Helden, Helden , based on George Bernard Shaw's play Helden . It was premiered on October 28, 1972 in the Theater an der Wien with Michael Heltau and Gabriele Jacoby in the leading roles . In 1974 the German premiere took place at the Hamburg Operettenhaus .

On December 2nd, 2007, the musical I have never been to New York had its world premiere at the Operettenhaus Hamburg. All songs are by Udo Jürgens and his lyricists. He did not perform himself, the songs were sung by the actors. The dialogue book written Gabriel Barylli and Christian Struppeck , choreographed the musical by Kim Duddy .


Studio albums

year title Top ranking, total weeks / months, awardChart placementsChart placementsTemplate: chart table / maintenance / without sourcesTemplate: chart table / maintenance / monthly data
(Year, title, rankings, weeks / months, awards, notes)
1965 Portrait in music
with Françoise Hardy
DE4 (20 Mt.)
- -
First published: September 15, 1965
1966 Françoise and Udo
together with Françoise Hardy
DE9 (9 months)
- -
First published: November 15, 1966
1967 What I want to say to you DE2 (9 months)
- -
First published: September 15, 1967
Portrait in Music II - - -
First published: 1967
International - - -
First published: 1967
Chansons - - -
First published: 1967
1968 Udo Juergens - - -
First published: 1968
My song for you DE5 (7 months)
- -
First published: April 15, 1968
Udo DE2 (12 months)
- -
First published: September 15, 1968
1969 International portrait - - -
First published: 1969
Udo '70 DE2 (13 months)
- -
First published: October 15, 1969
1970 Udo '71 DE4 (7 months)
- -
First published: November 15, 1970
1971 Show me the place in the sun DE16 (5 months)
First published: September 15, 1971
Sales: + 25,000
Jonny & Jenny
together with James Krüss
- - -
First published: 1971
1972 I'm back DE34 (2 months)
- -
First published: November 15, 1972
1973 It's time for love - - -
First published: 1973
International 2 - - -
First published: 1973
Jonny & Jenny - All children of the world
together with James Krüss
- - -
First published: 1973
New World of Udo Juergens - - -
First published: 1973
1974 Udo today DE39 (3 months)
- -
First published: August 15, 1974
My songs DE3 (12 months)
- -
First published: November 26, 1974
1975 Greek Wine - His New Songs - - -
First published: 1975
Greek wine - - -
First published: 1975
Udo '75 - A new morning DE12 (5 months)
- -
First published: September 15, 1975
1976 My songs 2 DE21 (4½ months)
- -
First published: June 15, 1976
1977 My songs 77 DE28 (3 months)
- -
First published: March 15, 1977
Songs that go on a journey - AT11 (1 month)
First published: November 15, 1977
1978 Buenos dias, Argentina
together with the German national soccer team '78

(5 months)DE
AT5 (4 months)
First published: March 1, 1978
Sales: + 500,000
Just a smile DE61 (½ month)
- -
First published: 1978
1979 The flowers bloom the same everywhere - - -
First published: 1979
Udo '80 DE10 (29 weeks)
AT6 (3½ months)
First published: December 17, 1979
1981 Welcome in my life DE29 (18 weeks)
- -
First published: April 6, 1981
Leave a little love - - -
First publication: 1981
1982 Silver lining DE39 (13 weeks)
- -
First published: April 19, 1982
1983 Dream dancer DE24 (16 weeks)
- -
First published: September 28, 1983
1984 Up close DE12

(26 weeks)DE
AT7 (4½ months)
CH24 (1 week)
First published: September 27, 1984
Sales: + 250,000
1985 Driven hunt DE26 (12 weeks)
AT17 (2 months)
First published: October 5, 1985
1986 Because of you DE33 (12 weeks)
AT29 (½ month)
First published: September 23, 1986
1988 The blue album DE14 (14 weeks)
AT11 (3 months)
CH17 (5 weeks)
First published: February 29, 1988
1989 Without mask DE27 (15 weeks)
- -
First published: August 24, 1989
1990 Semper Roma
together with the German national soccer team '90
- - -
First published: 1990
1991 Straight! DE60 (8 weeks)
AT24 (6 weeks)
First published: October 7, 1991
1993 Café megalomania - AT23 (4 weeks)
First published: October 11, 1993
1995 Affectionate chaot DE91 (4 weeks)
AT20 (10 weeks)
First published: November 10, 1995
1999 I'll be there DE17 (8 weeks)
AT15 (10 weeks)
First published: March 12, 1999
2002 Long live the vice DE27 (10 weeks)

(13 weeks)AT
First published: September 30, 2002
Sales: + 20,000
2005 Now or never DE14 (21 weeks)
AT2 (11 weeks)
CH47 (4 weeks)
First published: September 12, 2005
2008 Just me DE5 (19 weeks)

(13 weeks)AT
CH34 (8 weeks)
First published: Jan 4th, 2008
Sales: + 10,000
2011 Of ordinary Madness DE3

(15 weeks)DE

(21 weeks)AT
CH20 (6 weeks)
First published: March 18, 2011
Sales: + 110,000
2014 In the middle of life DE3

(38 weeks)DE
Double platinum
× 2
Double platinum

(40 weeks)AT
CH8 (23 weeks)
First published: February 21, 2014
Sales: + 130,000

gray hatching : no chart data available for this year


Jürgens with the film team from The Man with the Bassoon (2012)

movie theater

Cinema soundtrack

Television (selection)

TV soundtrack

  • 1990: The Dream Ship (TV series)
  • 2011: The man with the bassoon (TV two-part)
  • 2012: Die kleine Lady (ZDF film adaptation of "Der kleine Lord" with female main actors)

Tours (selection)

  • 1967: Udo Jürgens sings his world successes (50 concerts with 60,000 visitors)
  • 1968: Udo Jürgens sings his world successes (new program) (75 concerts with 100,000 visitors)
  • 1970: Udo 70 (266 concerts with 510,000 visitors)
  • 1972/1973: I'm back (59 concerts with 120,000 visitors)
  • 1975: Udo 75 (63 concerts with around 130,000 visitors)
  • 1977: Udo live 77 (68 concerts with around 150,000 visitors)
  • 1978: A man and his songs (44 concerts with around 130,000 visitors)
  • 1980: Udo 80 - The anniversary concert (110 concerts with 340,000 visitors)
  • 1982/1983: Udo live (Lust am Leben) (123 concerts with 400,000 visitors)
  • 1984/1985: Udo live & up close (130 concerts with approximately 450,000 visitors)
  • 1987: Because of you (106 concerts with 400,000 visitors)
  • 1989/1990: Udo Jürgens concert - without mask (107 concerts with 410,000 visitors)
  • 1991/1992: Straight ahead and Open Air Symphony (87 concerts with 720,000 visitors)
  • 1994/1995: 140 days of megalomania (138 concerts with around 500,000 visitors)
  • 1997: Yesterday This Morning - Tour 1997 (111 concerts with 400,000 visitors)
  • 2000/2001: Udo 2000 - At the age of 66, life begins (107 concerts with 440,000 visitors)
  • 2002: A solo evening (13 concerts with approximately 60,000 visitors)
  • 2003/2004: Long live vice - Live (103 concerts with 410,000 visitors)
  • 2005: Udo plays Jürgens - solo concert (19 concerts with around 100,000 visitors)
  • 2006: Now or never - tour 2006 (78 concerts with 320,000 visitors)
  • 2007: A man & his piano (15 concerts with 55,000 visitors)
  • 2009: Tour 2009 - Just me (63 concerts with around 330,000 visitors)
  • 2010: The solo evening 2010 (12 concerts with 49,000 visitors)
  • 2012: The normal madness (51 concerts with 270,000 visitors)
  • 2014: In the middle of life (26 concerts within 44 days with around 170,000 visitors, for February / March 2015 another 23 concerts were planned within 37 days)

honors and awards

Udo Jürgens at the Romy Awards 2011 in Vienna


In Villach , a square at the Widmanngasse / Lederergasse intersection was named after him after a concert by the singer. In 2019, however, the official naming was only carried out in the form of the municipal council resolution, which was forgotten.


Web links

Commons : Udo Jürgens  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Memorial plaque for Udo Jürgens. In: mein-klagenfurt.at, March 5, 2017, accessed on February 1, 2018.
  2. a b c d e Decision of the district administration Klagenfurt, area 3, passport and alien law, number KL8-NAM-335/2010, July 19, 2010: "The application" "from April 29, 2010" "of Mr. Jürgen Udo Bockelmann, born on 09/30/1934, in Klagenfurt (Evangelical parish Klagenfurt, baptismal register no. 9/46/15), Austrian citizen (Evidenzgemeinde Klagenfurt) on changing the [r] first name [] will be followed and the change will be de [r] First name [] on 'Udo Jürgens' approved. "
  3. a b Naturalization ceremony for Udo Jürgens at Zumifäscht ( Memento from December 9, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  4. Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns: Congratulations, Udo! In: The time . No. 40 , 2009, p. M25 ( online ).
  5. Singles chart history on chartsurfer.de, accessed on January 8, 2015
  6. ^ First list of the year . on germanchartblog on January 2, 2015, accessed on January 8, 2015
  7. ^ The mayors of the Ottmanach community ( Memento from October 6, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  8. ^ Barendorf.de: Politics in Barendorf
  9. Manfred Bockelmann on wien.ORF.at.
  10. ^ Biography of Udo Juergens Munzinger Archive
  11. Udo Jürgens solo, Berlin Gendarmenmarkt, July 2005 ( Memento from October 5, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  12. Memorial plaque for Udo Jürgens. In: mein-klagenfurt.at, March 5, 2017, accessed on February 1, 2018.
  13. Udo Juergens illegitimate daughter speaks for the first time about mother in Berliner Morgenpost from July 2, 2008
  14. Now his youngest daughter is speaking! In: Bunte . No.  5 , January 26, 2015, ISSN  0407-923X ( Online [accessed December 30, 2015]).
  15. Sybill-Dorett Schulte: The youngest daughter is called Gloria . Viennese lawyer talks about her affair with pop star Udo Jürgens. In: Berliner Zeitung . May 10, 1996, ISSN  0947-174X ( online ).
  16. ^ A b Yann Cherix: Udo Jürgens' home was Zurich. In: Tages-Anzeiger of December 21, 2014
  17. Udo Jürgens leaves - do the debts remain? In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna June 23, 1977, p. 5 , column 5, middle ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  18. a b c On October 31, 1978, dated October 27, the registration of the company Udo Jürgens & Co., with the start of the company on January 1, 1978, was filed with the Zurich Commercial Register (register file 1978/11428). Jürgens, who drew with his artist name Udo Jürgens , was registered as a partner with the name Udo Jürgen Bockelmann , officially certified by the Enge-Zurich notary's office. A new registration was filed on November 15, now under the name of Udo Jürgen Bockelmann & Co. and unchanged under the name of the partner Udo Jürgen Bockelmann. Jürgens now drew with Udo Jürgens (sic!) Bockelmann. The entry in the commercial register was then made on November 16th and the entry on November 17th, 1978. (From the register file 1978/11428, Zurich Commercial Register, with ZH020290042000000000000000.pdf, requested on December 26, 2014.)
  19. a b See daily register no. 35359 of October 24, 2014, CHE-101.287.359, 01793041: Registration with the commercial register Zurich about the change of company, about the name changes of Bockelmann (previously officially Jürgen Udo, in the register Udo Jürgen, now officially and in the register Udo Jürgens ) and his partner Burger (previously Alfred, since May 2001 Freddy ) and about their relocation; ZH020290042003535924102014.pdf, accessed on December 26, 2014.
  20. Udo Jürgens Bockelmann & Co, commercial register number CH-020.2.900.420-6, changed with SHAB notification 209/2014 of October 29, 2014. Until then, it has operated under Udo Jürgen Bockelmann & Co. (“Bockelmann, Udo Jürgens (artist name 'Udo Jürgens'), from Zumikon, in miles, partner with unlimited liability, with individual signature [previously: Bockelmann, Udo Jürgen (artist name 'Udo Jürgens'), Austrian citizen, in Zumikon] ") Entry in: moneyhouse.ch, commercial register- and business information. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  21. Confession for his 80th birthday: Udo Jürgens mistook sex for love. In: Focus, June 30, 2014.
  22. See e.g. B. Biography in Austria forum (see web links ).
  23. Udo Jürgens plans to move to Meilen ( Memento from October 6, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) In: Zürichsee-Zeitung , July 18, 2012. Accessed on September 12, 2014.
  24. Udo Jürgens bought Gottlieb Duttweiler's former residence. In: Aargauer Zeitung. March 24, 2013, accessed on August 24, 2019 (Swiss Standard German).
  25. ^ Villa, Meilen / ZH (CH). Archived from the original ; accessed on June 6, 2019 .
  26. He died right in front of his girlfriend's apartment. In: 20min.
  27. People: Not in the mood for the love nest. In: Switzerland on Sunday.
  28. Udo Juergens: The soul is in harmony with water. In: COOP newspaper.
  29. Schlager: Udo Jürgens dreams of India. In: WZ Newsline , accessed December 21, 2014.
  30. Merci and basta! In: Augsburger Allgemeine , accessed on December 21, 2014.
  31. See e.g. B. Udo Jürgens “shocked” by the Swiss vote. In: Kleine Zeitung , February 18, 2014. Accessed April 20, 2020.
  32. Udo Juergens criticism of Switzerland: "I have been misunderstood". ( Memento of the original from September 12, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. In: Bluewin Entertainment, February 27, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2014. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.bluewin.ch
  33. Why is Udo Jürgens hiding his girlfriend? In: Switzerland on Sunday , October 25, 2014.
  34. ↑ The driver wanted to save Udo Juergens with a defibrillator. In: T-Online.de, December 22, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
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