Alphaville

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Alphaville

Alphaville live on stage in 2005
Background information
Also known as Forever Young
Origin Münster, Germany
Genres New wave
Synthpop
New Romantic
Years active 1982–present
Labels Atlantic Records, Metropolis Records, Polydor
Website www.alphaville.de
Members
Marian Gold
Martin Lister
David Goodes
Jakob Kiersch
Past members
Frank Mertens
Bernhard Lloyd
Ricky Echolette

Alphaville is a German synthpop group which gained popularity in the 1980s. The founding members were Marian Gold (real name Hartwig Schierbaum, born 26 May 1954 in Herford), Bernhard Lloyd (real name Bernhard Gößling, born 6 June 1960 in Enger, North Rhine-Westphalia), and Frank Mertens (real name Frank Sorgatz, born 26 October 1961 in Enger, North Rhine-Westphalia). The band was at first named Forever Young before changing to Alphaville. They are best known for their two biggest hits, "Big in Japan" and "Forever Young".