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Peter Maffay

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Biography

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Rocker Peter Maffay was the best-selling German pop star of his generation, wielding his celebrity to become a powerful advocate for antiwar efforts and an outspoken critic of domestic abuse. Born Peter Alexander Makkay on August 30, 1949, in Brasov, Romania, he was 14 when his family relocated to his parents' native Germany. Soon after, he founded his first rock band, the Dukes. After a short stint working with art manufacturer Chemigraphics and moonlighting in local nightclubs, Maffay flung himself into music full-time. His 1969 debut single, "Du," proved a career-defining smash, selling in excess of a million copies and setting the stage for his debut LP, Für das Mädchen, das Ich Liebe. Maffay's career almost ended in tragedy in 1972, when he was critically injured in a motorcycle accident. He not only survived, but his music enjoyed even greater popularity than before, with subsequent efforts including the two-LP set Omen, 1974's Samstag Abend in Unserer Straße, and 1977's Dein Gesicht all entering the German Top Ten. With 1979's Steppenwolf Maffay broke German sales records, moving over 1.6 million copies; a year later, he bettered his own mark, selling 2.1 million copies of Revanche, and his live shows were box-office bonanzas as well. With 1983's Tabaluga oder die Reise zur Vernunft Maffay shifted gears, teaming with children's musician Rolf Zuckowski and author Gregor Rottschalk to create a fairy-tale world headlined by the dragon Tabaluga. Books, an animated series, a live stage musical, and additional LPs expanded the franchise. In 1986 Maffay also expanded into film, co-starring in director Peter Patzak's The Joker. In the years to follow his political activism shaped his music, and in 1996 he received the Order of Merit for his social commitment, and in 2005 performed for German troops stationed in Afghanistan. The children's charity project Begegnungen: Eine Allianz für Kinder followed in 2006. Tabaluga returned in 2007 and again in 2011 for, respectively, the festive Frohe Weihnachten mit Tabaluga and Tabaluga und die Zeichen der Zeit. Maffay made another album as himself, Ewig, in 2008, and in 2010 released Tattoos, a 40th anniversary collection featuring re-recorded versions of all his biggest hits.

Title: Wenn Das So Ist

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Rock

Title: Gelobtes Land

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Pop

Title: Frei sein

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop

Title: Sechsundneunzig

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Pop Rock

Title: 1980-1985

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Dein Gesicht

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop

Title: Live '82

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop

Title: Ich will leben

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Pop

Title: Omen

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop

Title: 96

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop

Title: Steppenwolf

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop

Title: Sonne in der Nacht

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Pop

Title: Carambolage

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Pop

Title: Revanche

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Pop

Title: Peter Maffay

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop

Title: Laut & Leise

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop

Title: Lange Schatten

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Pop

Title: 1971-1979

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop

Title: Liebeslieder

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop

Title: MTV Unplugged

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock, Pop

Title: Jetzt!

Artist: Peter Maffay

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

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Title: Ich Steh Auf Rock

Genre: Rock

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