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    Penny McLean

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    Genre:Dance, Disco, Pop
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Love Is Love lyrics
    2Kidnapped-Hijacked lyrics
    1-2-3-4...Fire! lyrics
    Big Bad Boy lyrics
    Zwischen Zwei Gefühlen lyrics
    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes lyrics
    24 Hours Of Love lyrics
    Big Bells lyrics
    Lady Bump lyrics
    10Lady Bump lyrics
    Silver Convention feat. Penny McLean

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    Words - Single [1982]
    Lady Bump [1975]
    Don't Ever Leave Me Now - Single [1985]
    Midnight Explosion [1978]
    Penny [1977]
    Tut-Ench-Amun - Single [1980]


    Penny Mclean was a vocalist in the group "Silver Convention" from 1975 to 1978.
    She left the group in 1979, before their final album "Love In A Sleeper," but she returned to "Silver Convention" for their final single release, "Rollermania" / "Cafe Au Lait."

    Her real name is Gertrude Wirschinger, but she was also known as Gertrude Munzer by marriage.

    Before Gertrude Wirschinger (born: November 4, 1948 in Klagenfurt, Austria) used her artist name "Penny McLean," she was known as "Tjorven," together with her former husband Holger Münzer (alias Barry McLord) in the duo "Tjorven & Holger."

    Between 1965 and 1969, they performed live on tour, on the radio and in German television, for example "Talentschuppen" (SWF Baden-Baden) and "ShowChance68" (ARD.) Later they changed the name of their duo to "MTH - Singers" (which stood for "Münzer Tjorven Holger - Singers.") Since 1969 Holger Münzer was the musical director of the three german ensembles of the musical "HAIR" in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Köln, Vienna, and Zürich.

    As a solo act, Penny McLean recorded a single under the name "Barbi Münzer" ("Acapulcobanjopolka / Bananendampferkapitän.") She also recorded one single as "Barbra," in the duo "Barbra & Helmut" in two languages: in English, "Hideaway / Stop," and in German, "Geh Mit Mir / Stop." This was the first time she worked with producer and composer Michael Kunze.

    As "Penny McLean" she also formed a group called "Penny Box" and/or "Penny Explosion" in the early seventies.

    In the early 1970's she was part of the duo Barbra & Helmut. They released "Hideaway" bw "Stop" on the Telefunken label in 1972. Late she was a member of the trio Tony & Liza & Penny. In 1973, they released a single on the Ariola label, "Öffne Die Tür (Light Up The Fire)" bw "Der Fremde". By the mid-70s, he was a member of Silver Convention, a group that also included Linda G. Thompson and Ramona Wulf. They had hits with "Save me" and "Fly, Robin, Fly". Around mid 1976, McLean left Silver Convention. She was replaced by Zenda Jacks. In October 1976, her single "Devil Eyes" was released on the Ariola label. Around July 1978, her album The Best of Penny McLean was released on Jupiter Records. By late 1980, she was on the Teldec label roster.

    Her hit "Lady Bump" sold in the millions. She also had hits with "1-2-3-4-Fire", "Dance, Bunny, Honey, Honey, Dance" and more.

    "Lady Bump"
    By November 1975, the track bw "The Lady Bumps On" was rated # 14 in the New York discos. In January 1976, it was #8 on the Cash box pop singles charts. In July 1976, "Lady Bump" #7 in Australia's 2S Music Survey. The single itself sold 3 million copies.

    As a popular author, she has written on spiritual and numerology matters. Some of the books she has written are Lass los, was dich festhält. Von der Kunst, du selbst zu sein, Numerologie und Schicksal. Ihr Leben ist berechenbar and Schattenspringer - Ein Jacobsweg der Seele.

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