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Music groups
Goombay Dance Band (Since 1979), Regensburger Domspatzen

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Oliver Bendt (born Jörg Knoch on 29 October 1946, in Potsdam) is a German singer and actor.


Oliver Bendt and the man beside him are speaking while Oliver is wearing black and red long sleeves

Knoch grew up the son of an actress in Munich, where he played children's roles in several films, including Königswalzer (1955) and Weil du arm bist, musst du früher sterben (1956). He received his first violin, piano and guitar lessons and became a member of the Regensburg Cathedral Boys Choir, where he received vocal training, and completed his vocal studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. In 1967, he competed at the Ralf Arnie Musikverlag as a junior and came into a career as a singer under the name "George" in 1967 and 1968 with four single records. At the same time he sang with the German production of the musical Hair. Later, he renamed himself Oliver Bendt and had more success with cover versions of English hits, including What I did, I did for Maria, I'll come back to Amarillo, My Song for Mary and Oh, Marie.

Oliver Bendt holding leaves while wearing a blue log sleeve on the album cover of "Mein Lied Für Maria"

Towards the end of the 1970s, he lived for some time on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Here he had the idea for the Goombay Dance Band, which brought him his greatest successes in 1979/1980. The greatest success in Germany was the song Sun of Jamaica. Internationally it was Seven Tears. This single sold 11 million copies, and was in the chart for 12 weeks in the UK including three weeks at number one.

Oliver Bendt, at the center, smiling with two other members of the Goombay Dance Band, and he is wearing a white cap, white long sleeves, necktie, and vest

Bendt lives with his family in Norderstedt near Hamburg; he met his wife in St. Lucia.

Oliver Bendt with a tight-lipped smile while wearing a black coat and white long sleeves

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Oliver Bendt smiling while wearing a red shirt underneath a blue, red, and white polo on the album cover of "Limbo junge"

Oliver Bendt leaning on the chair while wearing a white vest, black long sleeves, and black pants on the album cover of "Du Sollst Meine Letzte Liebe Sein"

Oliver Bendt smiling while wearing green long sleeves and brown pants on the album cover of "Einmal Geht Die Sonne Auf"


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