at the Very end, Pepe Lienhard and his big band, agrees "I've never been to New York". The 650 people in the room stand up, clap, and sing the lines of text, the act of longing. It is the culmination of a three-hour Show, which was yesterday held in the Theater 11 in Oerlikon in honor of a Great of the Swiss show business: Freddy Burger celebrated its 50-year anniversary as a show organizer.
Burger was the center of his life not in New York, but in Zurich. But had his life Parallel to that in the Western part of the epicenter of the entertainment. Freddy Burger was show business, as one of only show business can be in the tranquil town of Zurich. This is the guest list showed last yesterday evening. The city President was, Ex-Federal councillor Ogi and felt all the celebrities that have played in radio and television in the last few decades, a role.
As the pubs 23 PM
Nik Hartmann concluded, led by the anniversary show, of course!, expensive and properly produced. It was, finally, in Burger's own theatre, the shows of internationally successful Musicals.
Adolf Ogi presented Burger a crystal. Photo: Sabina Bobst
In recordings, live music and rounds of the Show after it was once the most important stations of Burgers in the business. Starting with his work for the Zurich-based Beat Band Les Sauterelles which he managed the mid-sixties, as a young Impresario. The grey-mottled mens round-the-Band played together, plucked out for the evening and played their Hit "Heavenly Club".
This is the first Block of the Show also gave an insight into the Zurich of the 60s: the pubs closed at 23 PM, the women were not allowed to vote. "In Zurich, a bünzliges sense of life prevailed, musically, was dead," said the music journalist shepherd Beat in the first round of talks on the stage, in the also Toni Vescoli, sass.
Tough and reliable negotiating partner
In this Zurich trudged now, just 50 years ago, this Freddy Burger, equipped with only his briefcase and the intention is to organise "the leisure time of the post-war generation". He said this in an interview a few days before the Show in his office, in Hottingen. Burger founded the Zurich night clubs Blackout, and Mascotte, managed by Pepe Lienhard or Katja Ebstein, was soon on terms with the sizes of the business and is known as a hard and reliable negotiating partner.
Wolfgang Beltracchi painted during the Show, a portrait of Freddy Burger. Photo: Sabina Bobst
"Freddy Burger made something of his Talent. He became the entertainment king of the city," said the city President Corine Mauch in her speech. And delivered a punch line: the burgers are not had always been a little offended, because he had your phone number, especially as he had to their predecessors, is always the direct wire. Although she could not give him the honour of citizenship, this was reserved Einsiedeln for the Abbot of the monastery. She wanted to give Burger after the Show, but still, your phone number, she said finally. The audience laughed.
Freddy Burger and his wife Isabella. Behind the Couple, Adolf Ogi with his wife Katrin. Photo: Sabina Bobst
Cinematic single player important stations Burgers: in 1976, showed the founding of the company Good News, in 1977, was the production of the musical "Tell," Toni Vescoli, the Wilhelm Tell. The piece flopped, according to Burger, because the national hero was in a critical been questioned. On artistic experimentation Burger not made from now on. At the end of the seventies, his greatest Coup succeeded, the Burger was Manager of Udo Jürgens.
Nearly 40 years with Udo Jürgens
The, five years ago, the deceased pop star is a whole section of the Show was dedicated to. No wonder: In nearly 40 years of cooperation, the stories accumulate. Udo Jürgens, as he plays on 4000 meters on a wing, Udo Jürgens as a Playboy of the Zurich's night life in his apartment above the Club Mascotte. The pop singer Katja Ebstein sang, alone of a Piano accompanied, towards the end of the block Jürgens piece, "I know what I want". A very touching Moment.
Seven interpreted the Udo-Jürgens-piece "If I Never Sing Another Song". Photo: Sabina Bobst
The Show hit the bow at the time, in the Burger, the musical discovered. "Mamma Mia", "Grease", "West Side Story", "We will rock you"; they are all produced by Burgers company FBM, which employs 200 employees. In 2006, finally, the opening of the theatre house in the immediate neighborhood where he grew up. The former city Councilman Martin Vollenwyder bar Burgers life-long relationship with the triangle hall, stadium, Open to the Racecourse and town house 11. Similarly, his performance as an employer, and jokingly also as a taxpayer, which has always remained in the city to settle down.
And finally, the awards mention, and gathering the Burger in the decades of his commitment: the honorary medal of the city of Zurich, the Zurich-based Hotelier-price, Swiss Nightlife Award for the life's work found, of course. It is a brick, an original Rose d'or and one of Adolf Ogi with Pathos signed crystal came on this evening:.
Corine Mauch, gave Freddy Burger after the Show your mobile phone number. Photo: Sabina Bobst
all of This but could not fool about his laid-back kind of time. "I'm totally overwhelmed," said Burger at the end of the Evening, as well as his wife Isabella and sons were with him on the stage. He is now back where he feels most comfortable, namely, behind the stage.
The most beautiful city in the world
His son, Oliver thanked him also for him. He assumes since a few years the business of his father, piece by piece, while the Patron begins in small steps in order to organize his leisure.
Beat Hirt, Toni Vescoli, and Freddy Burger (v. l.) to talk about the past. Photo: Sabina Bobst
As Pepe Lienhard, "I was still ned never in New York" into a sentence in the sense of the burgers in the conversation said: "Zurich has always been for me the most beautiful city in the world." This city and the whole of Switzerland said the 74-Year-old yesterday, Thank you. That he left, but here his opportunities for the people held in a way like none before him.
Created: 06.12.2019, 16:10 PM