Silver Convention's 'Fly Robin Fly:' First German Billboard Chart-Topper

By | January 1, 2019

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Silver Convention West German disco vocal group Silver Convention perform live on stage circa 1976. The group are, from left: Penny McLean, Ramona Wulf and Linda G. Thompson. Source: (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Famous for "Fly Robin Fly," Silver Convention was a groovy girl group of the disco era. The hit dance single became the first song by a German act to go to #1 on the American pop chart. Silver Convention was a group from West Germany and was originally named Silver Bird Convention, sometimes called simply Silver Bird. Members included vocalists, Linda Thompson, Ramona Wulf, and Penny McLean.

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Euro disco is commonly known as a genre of dance music from the late ‘70s. Euro disco combined the elements of pop, new wave, and rock music into an animal all its own. Many of the music artists that jumped on this bandwagon were of European descent but nevertheless primarily sang their song lyrics in English. Many practitioners of Euro disco have faded from memory, including German acts Boney M and Arabesque, French acts Dalida and Cerrone, and the Italian Baccara. But the most famous Euro disco group will live on forever -- the Swedish quartet ABBA.