Luxembourg : David-Alexandre Winter back on tour

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David-Alexandre Winter will be part of the succesfull nostalgy-tour Age Tendre Et Tête De Bois in 2010, as well as some dates of the 2009 schedule. He will also take part in La Rose D'Or, next october in Bèziers (south of France).

Last March, on France 2, Patrick Sébastien’s show Les Années Bonheur saw the the comeback of David-Alexandre Winter, who performed the song with which he reached fame overnight 40 years ago, Oh Lady Mary.One year after this smash hit, David-Alexandre Winter was asked by RTL to represent Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest in Amsterdam. Although both songs have the same building, the Eurovision entry Je Suis Tombé Du Ciel (I fell down from Heaven) got no success at all, as it came last without scoring.

But the man didn’t stop recording. A lot of singles were released along the seventies in France, none doing as well as Oh Lady Mary.In a recent interview published in weekly France Dimanche, the singer, born in Amsterdam 65 years ago, talks about his life. In 1979, he immigrated to the United States. In America, he found the love of his life and settled down to raise a family near Boston, in Massachusetts. However, he never stopped writing and producing music, but also had a job of car dealer.Back in old Europe, David-Alexandre Winter recently published a new album, which can be purchased on his personal website http://www.david-alexandrewinter.com, as well as a double CD including 50 songs, all recorded in the 70’s.

Another project is the publishing of a book on his life, with a special focus on his childhood. “I was part of the 4.000 children who were sent to nazi camps, the same as Anna Frank” he declares. “Only 3 or 4 survived, including me. I was lucky, still more as my parents also came back from those camps”.Talking about his Eurovision experience in France Dimanche, he answered: “This is no good memory to me, not only because I came last. In fact, judges were all against me, because of the people around me. That’s one of the reasons why I left for the USA, in 1979. I needed to do things the way I want”.David-Alexandre Winter represented Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970 with the song Je suis tombé du ciel, placing 12th and last with nil point.

This live version of Oh Lady Mary can be seen below:

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