How long will Marian Gold, 68, be on stage with Alphaville? The singer now at least hinted at the end of his career as a singer in a few years. In the first episode of the new podcast of the youth magazine "POP Rocky", Gold didn't mince his words: "I'm 68 now. I'm under no illusions: it will be over in the next five, six, seven years." The reason: His voice will then no longer be the way you know it.
The synthpop band Alphaville was founded in Münster in 1983 by Marian Gold, Bernhard Lloyd, 62, and Frank Mertens, 60, and became internationally known thanks to songs like "Big in Japan" or "Forever Young". Keyboarder Mertens left the group in 1985, and in 2003 Lloyd also left the group.
Since then, Gold has been the only remaining founding member of the band, which he continues to shape to this day due to his distinctive voice.