Thursday, September 21, 2006

Danish Delights (8) - Vivi Bach

The Danish Brigitte Bardot
Vivi Bach (Vivi Bak) was born September 3rd 1939, in Copenhagen.

She started as a hairstylist but ended it to pursue a modelcareer, with great success.
She was soon known as the first Danish teenager, and recorded some albums for Phillips in 1958-1958, but not with the same impact.
More success had she with some Danish films, though she was not the biggest talent.

In 1960 she got a music contract in Germany, and became a popular tv-host. Bach and Dietmar Schönherr were the hosts of a controversial German television program in the late 60s famous for nearly drowning an entire family is a staged car accident but nevertheless managed to score a chart hit with this bizarre, cheerfully arranged single endorsing radical leftist politics and terrorist tactics. It's a pretty fascinating relic from the era, to say the least.
Since then she became a tv-producer in Germany, but visited Denmark regularly to perform and record Danish records in 1970's.
Today she share homes in Schweiz and on Ibiza with her husband Dietmar Schönherr.

In Denmark she is more known as an icon and a small actress than a singer. It's actually pretty hard to find her Danish records, but if you can't get enough of Vivi's german records, look her up at

More photos of Vivi at my new Photo Album!
(I guess being sick, make me incredibly active on the blog)

So, here is a zillion songs. I couldn't choose. They are all so good!
If you are new to Vivi, then check her and husband Dietmar Schönherr's hip "Molotow Cocktail Party" which is featured on the 'In-Kraut Hip Grooves in Germany' cd. I have a couple more songs by her, but tell me what you think of these first!

In German:
Vivi Bach & Dietmar Schönherr - Molotow Cocktail Party
Vivi Bach & Dietmar Schönherr - Mein Schatz ich muß zum Bus
Vivi Bach & Rex Gildo - Singen Swingen

Vivi Bach - Hey Boy, Geh deinen Weg
Vivi Bach - Summ, Summ, Summ
Vivi Bach - Voulez vous, Monsieur

In Danish:
Vivi Bak - Venedig (Venice) (as Vivi Bak)



Hi Sofie
Another beautiful Danish girl singer!
You really are spoiling us lovers of femme pop and the info is really interesting too as i never knew she released a song with a political theme before.
As you rightly say she was not really considered a serious singer but certainly brightened up some dull movies with her presence.
I think her records are not easy to find so this post is a great oppurtunity to hear her(I must admit i enjoyed the photos too)
I liked the Molotov cocktail party best and Voulez-Vous Monsieur and yes i would like to hear more from her.

R. said...

Some lovely and very catchy tunes here. I'm particularly impressed with "Hey Boy, geh deinen Weg." Very funny song indeed!

JJJ said...

Absolutely gorgeous stuff.

booner said...

i am LOVIN' the vivi bach tracks! thank you sooo very much, and...

more please!


Ashley Plath said...

Vivi very good!

I like your photo album too.
Do you mind if I link to it?


julien said...

Miss Sophie
you are the greatest of the bloggers
keep on yeye

spikedcandy said...

:( I don't know what's wrong, but I can't get the downloads to work. I've tried a few times and waited a couple of days, but no download link appears for me to click. Anyone else having this problem and perhaps know a way around it?

Bruno said...

A pop-up blocker could be the problem (I've heard...).

robert said...

hey sofie, is get hip okay? i get an error message.

Kate said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Thank you for introducing me!!!

spikedcandy said...

Thanks Bruno, I noticed my adblock disabled the link for some reason.

Robert - oops, that was my fault, I didn't renew my hosting. But it's all paid up now, should be restored soon.

Bruno said...

Some very nice songs here! Again! :)

Lush said...

ashley thanks and ofcourse you can link to my site :)

jerofejev said...

this makes me very happy indeed. thanks!!!

logopaede said...

Dicovered your blog just today. Thanks esp. for the Danish Songs, so far. I'm still discovering.

Anonymous said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Mike Beattie said...


I am looking eveywhere for the song she sang in the film "Mozambique". Think it was "Hey you". Could you advise where I can download / see it ?