Amanda Lear

Submitted by on Sep 5, 2015

Amanda Lear


Who is she, this wonderful woman? The Italian? The French? During her life she has traveled, it seems the whole world. Posed for Salvador Dali himself! There was a girl of David Bowie! And still singing, with lyrics for all his songs with his own writing.

Amanda Lear ( Amanda Lear ) was born in Hong Kong in 1946, her father was poluanglichaninom-polufrantsuzom, mother – half-Russian-poluindokitayka. Amanda spent his childhood in the South of France and Switzerland and by the age of 18 knew five languages ​​(English, French, German, Spanish and Italian). With 16 years she studied painting in Paris, then he was admitted to the famous St. Martin’s School in London. There, she became the girlfriend of Brian Jones of the rock band “Rolling Stones”. Soon her bright Panasian noticed Mrs. Harley, head of the most famous European model agency, and in 1965, Amanda returned to Paris and joined the firm Paco Rabanne and Yves St Laurent. Soon she meets avant-garde Spanish painter Salvador Dali, who wished to have her as a model, and she remained his muse and close friend for over 15 years.

In 1973, on the rise of her career, her long-time fan Bryan Ferry asked her to pose for the cover of one of his discs, and she became famous cover records themselves! David Bowie, then leader of the British rock music, fell in love with her and they were together about a year. He wanted her to sing, and she has participated in its composition “Midnight special”(1974). And in 1975, Amanda released her first single on the famous British label Creole Records.”A”side of the single contained a cover version of the song”Trouble”by Elvis Presley. And on the side of the”B”was a dance composition, the lyrics to which she wrote Amanda and music – La Bionda. prodyuser future famous disco band”One for you”and”Vamos a la playa”. The single was a big hit was in the disco category, although the title did not have anything to do with disco. German prodyuser Anthony Monn from Munich to label Ariola Amanda immediately offered to write her a real disco single. The lyrics of the back was written by Amanda. Released in 1976 under the Christmas single led disco chart and has been in the sales chart #12 and #4 in the Italian charts. As a result, the firm has signed with Ariola Amanda contract to 7 years and 6 albums for an astronomical sum. It just so happened that Amanda thought to be a rock singer, but this disc will give her great wealth.

The first of her album “I Am A Photograph”33 weeks in the German charts hung and presented to the public two mega-hit”Tomorrow”and”Queen of Chinatown”, which became the #1 and gold in Japan. But the three countries (Britain, USA and France) then do not notice newfound singer. But not for long: her next single “Follow Me”from the second album”Sweet Revenge”caused an outbreak Amanda popularity across continental Europe, including France. In September 1978 she gave a concert in Paris for 5,000 people inside and 15,000 outside the royal palace. The album has sold 4 million copies and been in the charts in 41 countries, including even Chile, South Africa, India, and Thailand, where he remained #1 for 16 weeks. Compositions”Gold”, “Run Baby Run”and”Enigma” also came out as a single. But the US record Lear still sold poorly, despite the noisy the promoter company.

The third album Amanda “Never Trust A Pretty Face”was released in March 1979, and eclipsed the previous quality of their arrangements. Best hits were”Fashion Pack”and”The Sphinx”. Most Lear fans still think this album is the best in her work. In that year, Amanda became across Europe “incarnation”of disco and tirelessly toured different countries. In April of the same year, she married the French prodyusera Alain Philippe Malagnac, son of the famous writer and gay Roger Peyrefitte. In 1980, her fourth album,”Diamonds for breakfast”opened the door for her in the Scandinavian market, where Amanda immediately became a huge star. Two hit, released as singles, -“Fabulous”and”Diamonds”- help her in this, but in other countries in the charts were compositions”When”and”Japan”. The album was only #43 in Germany and the best sold in the Nordic countries (#4) and Italy. It was felt that the formula prodyuserskaya Monn’a obsolete. Amanda again turila Europe from Greece to Finland, and in Italy, the album was released with three songs in Italian.

In 1981, after Lear sold 15 million. copies of singles and 8 million. copies of the album, she wanted to return to his first love – “rock”-Music, and even made a trial recording in London with producer Trevor Horn, previously worked with Tina Turner. In the same year she returned to the exhibition of his paintings and gave 2-4 exhibitions per year. mainly in Europe. Some of her paintings were bought for $ 10,000! At the same time it was released and another disco album”Incognito”on Ariola. In the Spanish version of it were three songs in Spanish, which became major hits in South America, but the regular version failed in Europe. In 1982 he released her latest single with Monn’om”Fever”, and her record deal with Ariola was terminated. Surprisingly, however, the single became a major hit in South America, and Lear quickly embarked on a tour of South American countries, and then gave a concert in the US in New York. Only one of Italy did not come out this record. Then Amanda records a single “Incredibly Woman”in all Italian traditions, and it becomes a hit in Italian. In the same 1982 Amanda Lear toured Eastern Europe where he also became a major star (in the USSR, her name was regarded as on a par with the names of Barbra Streisand and”Pink Floyd”). And Anthony Monn soon after the break with Amanda began a new upward prodyusirovat “disco”co-star”Fancy”.

Suddenly Italian telemagnate Berlusconi invited her to conduct variety show on its channel, and she remained 4 years TV star. Her career as a singer was the eclipse of her body, popular in Italy, and then in France and Germany. Her sixth album “Tam Tam”(1983), which prodyusirovalsya already in Italy, has failed wherever it was possible. In 1984, Amanda has also worked with Warner on the song for the video Bolognini”Assassino”. In 1985, again returned to the disco area with a record “No credit card” in the style of Hi-NRG prodyusera Merack, which was a big disco hit, especially among gay men.

In 1987, Amanda released the album “Secret Passion”with the American prodyuserom Christian de Walden to label Carrere Records. The accident on the car in the same year brought her to the hospital bed, where she wrote the novel”The Immortal”, published in France. In 1988 Lear was recorded with the Italian rock group “USSR”and participated in the festival of Italian song in Sanremo. In 1989 and 1990goda she recorded successful albums in Italian and French, and launched a new TV and radio shows in these countries. In 1991, the label Ariola released a remix of her song”Follow Me”and”Gold”. In the same year, Amanda began to take part in the most popular French TV show “The Big Heads”(a talk show with small games and jokes), and then became the leader of the famous sex-show”Beware of the Blondes”/”PEEP”(Germany) that on Sunday evenings looked about 50% of viewers. In 1993 she recorded”Cadavrexquis”- the album that started her return to dance music. The single”Fantasy”, sprodyusirovanny German “Bass Bumpers”became a major hit and reminded her previous best performance. In 1995, she recorded in Munich for the first time in 12 years the album”ALTER EGO”on the dance label ZYX. In June 1995, she participated in the joint disco concert in Paris with”Boney’M”, Grace Jones and Gloria Gaynor.

This is not known for her famous songs such as the “Fashion pack”, “Blood and honey”and”Sphinx”. However, going for the first time to listen to Amanda Lear, do not forget to take into account that it is – the owner of the lowest among all the voices of pop singers. Otherwise, her voice and style of singing, similar to the other-worldly murmur may shock you no less than the rest of Amanda Lear.


1977 – I am a photograph 1978 – Sweet revenge in 1979 – Never trust a pretty face 1980 – Diamonds for breakfast 1981 – Incognito 1983 – Tam-tam 1987 – Secret passion 1989 – Uomini piu uomini 1990 – Tant qu’il y aura des hommes 1993 – Cadavrexquis 1995 – Alter ego 1998 – Back in your arms

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