Margot Eskens

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August 12, 2022

Margot Eskens (August 12, 1939 – August 4, 2022) was a German Schlager singer who was very popular in the 1950s and 1960s. She was a guest on many shows in the 2000s.

Biography

In 1954, as a dental assistant, Eskens won a Polydor Records competition to discover new talent with the song "Moulin Rouge." A contract with Polydor followed and in 1955 she had her big hit in Germany with the song "Ich möchte heut ausgehn". Between 1956 and 1957, she had two #1 songs, "Tiritomba" (which sold over 800,000 copies) and "Cindy oh Cindy". She participated in several duets, like the one she formed with Silvio Francesco. Eskens collaborated with producer/songwriter Kurt Feltz until 1961. She participated in the Deutscher Schlagen-Festspielen in 1962, ranking third behind Conny Froboess and Siw Malmkvist. In 1966 she represented Germany with the song "Die Zeiger der Uhr, where she finished in 10th place. From 1956 to the present it sold 40 million copies.

Discography

LPS

Bonjour la France 1963 Serenade der Liebe 1964

Singles

Ich mocht heut ausgehn, 1955, #3. Tiritomba, 1956, #1. Mamatschi, 1956, #9. Cindy oh Cindy, 1957, #1. Italian Calypso, 1957, #9. (with Silvio Francesco) Himmelblaue Serenade, 1958, #8. (with Silvio Francesco) Mondschein-Partie, 1959, #5. (with Silvio Francesco) Mama, 1964, #8. Die Zeiger der Uhr, 1966 Das Leben ist schön, 1975 Vom Baum gefallen 2005

Death

Eskens died on August 4, 2022, at the age of 82.

Filmography

Auf Wiedersehen (1961)

References