Jürgen Herbst grew up with his family in Lower Austria . His father was at home in classical music and played the trombone. At the end of the Second World War , the family moved to Frankfurt am Main . In 1955, Herbst began an apprenticeship as a baker, inspired by his grandfather, who had worked as a baker. In his spare time, Jürgen Herbst sang and played the accordion with a music trio, and he also took part in several young talent competitions in the hit industry, where he won several times. Then in 1964, the talent scouts of the German branch of the US record company Columbia Records , the CBS Schallplatten GmbH in Frankfurt, became aware of the 24-year-old.
After a successful audition, Herbst received a record deal with the intention of building him up as a competitor to Ronny , who had made a successful debut at Telefunken with his western ballads. In August 1964, CBS released the first single with Jürgen Herbst. On the A-side, Herbst sang the title Oh my Sweetheart Rosmarie in the style of Ronny . Although Herbst did not have the voice volume of its competitor, the audience showed interest and with the sales figures ensured that the Tennessee song from the specialist journal Musikmarktwas placed 25th. It remained the best chart placement for Jürgen Herbst, although he sang records for ten years. Of his 15 records, only the titles Ein Stern geht auf (35th), Goodbye Black Rose (37th) and The Way Back to Home (29th) reached the top 40 at Musikmarkt. His last single was released in autumn 1973 with the record company Polydor after the contract with CBS had expired in late 1970.
|published||From page||Catalog no.|
|1964||Oh my Sweetheart Rosmarie / My Rucky Ducky Sunny Girl||1473|
|1965||Gold for my Mary / Far, far away||1661|
|1965||A star rises / When night falls on the Missouri||1666|
|1965||Good bye black rose / When the night begins||2103|
|1965||When night falls in Montana / Gold Digger Song||2138|
|1966||Adios gringo / never alone again||2139|
|1967||The way back home / Don't cry for me||2529|
|1967||The thoughts are with you / It was so long ago ...||2875|
|1967||When does the day come / Once you have to part||2895|
|1968||I would have loved to stay / like a stranger||3427|
|1968||Once like this, once like this / Maybe tomorrow||3428|
|1969||It's written in the stars / 1000 miles||4109|
|1970||The way is long / Two roses in your hair||4860|
|1970||Always after the wind / The evening sun||5188|
|1973||Maria Helena / Once Mathilda||2041406|
- Günter Ehnert (Ed.): Hit balance sheet German chart singles 1956–1980. Taurus Press 1987, ISBN 3-922542-24-7 .
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German pop singer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||30. June 1939|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Horn, Austria|