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Silver Convention

Silver Convention was a German disco recording act of the 1970s.

The group was originally founded in Munich by producers and songwriters Silvester Levay and Michael Kunze. Using female session vocalists for their first recordings, they scored a hit single in the United Kingdom in 1974 with the song "Save Me", and realised they would need to find a public face for what was at the time only a studio group.

They recruited vocalists Linda Thompson (who would be billed on her solo records as Linda G. Thompson), Penny McLean and Ramona Wulf. As "Silver Convention" they scored two major US hit singles. "Fly, Robin Fly" whose complete lyrics consisted of only six words, spent three weeks at number 1 in 1975, and won the group a Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance;. Their follow up hit "Get Up And Boogie" spent three weeks at number 2 in 1976. During this time the three singers released their own solo work. McLean and Thompson achieved hit singles with "Lady Bump" and "Ooh What A Night" respectively. Wulf's solo effort was only a moderate success.

The further singles released by the trio attempted to duplicate the sound that had made them briefly successful, but the singles "Tiger Baby" and "No No Joe" were only minor hits.

Levay also worked with Giorgio Moroder, and Kunze went on to work with Jim Steinman. The solo careers of the three singers faded quickly and they left the music business.