Falco’s Text and Notebook at Dorotheum Auction

December 3, 2010

VIENNA, Austria, December 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — “I love songs that
start out, almost as if by chance, and go on forever, like fate.” This is
just one many ideas that Falco recorded in a voluminous A4 notebook dated
1983/84, one of a number of Falco’s near legendary notebooks, long thought to
have disappeared. The 1983 manuscript – given by Falco as a personal gift to
a friend – will now come up for auction at the Dorotheum autograph auction on
10th December 2010 in Vienna, Austria. The starting price for this rarity has
been set at 15.000 Euro.

The notebook dates to the period between the release of Falco’s first
album, “Einzelhaft” and that of his second, “Junge Römer”, and contains stray
ideas, word play, quotes, as well as variant lyrics for the songs featured on
the “Junge Römer” album (Junge Römer, Brillantin brutal, Ihre Tochter,
Steuermann, Kann es Liebe sein). The world star enjoyed the same kind of
language game associated with the “Wiener Gruppe” group of poets and often
used a peculiar mixture of Viennese dialect, High German and English. Such
linguistic versatility made Falco one of the forerunners of the German
language Hip-Hop music scene.

Falco (1957 – 1998), born Hans Hölzel, was one of the most famous pop
stars of the nineteen-eighties. His 1985 hit “Rock me Amadeus” is the only
title by a German language singer that made it to the top of the US charts.
He died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.

Dorotheum, founded 1707, is the world’s oldest auction house and the
biggest auction house in Continental Europe.

    Auction:          Autographs, 10. December 2010, 4:00 P.M.
    Venue:            PALAIS DOROTHEUM, Vienna/Austria, Dorotheergasse 17
    Press Office:     Doris Krumpl, Tel. +43-1-515-60-406

    Online Catalogue: http://www.dorotheum.com

SOURCE Dorotheum GmbH & Co. KG

Source: newswire

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