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Thomas Anders does not flicker daily on TV, you rarely see his interview in newspapers, now he often writes his songs in a duet with various foreign artists and lives a quiet family life. Once megastar Thomas Anders changed priorities, and remained faithful not to commercial success, but to his longtime fans. No one would even think of doubting their absence; one has only to visit his concert once – in European countries it is still in demand as it was during the days of Modern Talking.

Phonebook star
Bernd Weidung – this is the real name of singer Thomas Anders. He was born on March 1, 1963 in the small German town of Münstermayfeld, where his parents and brother still live. He changed his name in his youth, because a career in show business required a more catchy. The brother says that the last name Anders singer Thomas Anders was the first in the phone book, and the name Thomas sounded the same in all languages. So the simple name of the future celebrity was born. Then his family could not imagine that the name of Thomas Anders would thunder throughout the world.

From childhood, Bernd sang in the church choir and told everyone that he would definitely become a professional singer. He studied at the music school in the piano class, and at home independently mastered playing the guitar. However, the parents wanted the guy to become a builder, and took care of his practice. Father was building a house for his eldest son, and Bernd had to help. He did this in a very original way – he pushed cars with cement in a tie and a jacket.

Enchanted, bewitched
Even then, he was distinguished from his peers by a craving for stylish clothes and a doll-like passion for a boy. As a child, he played Barbie, and in his youth fell under the spell of the barbike-like girl Nora. She seemed to him the ideal – smart, beautiful, with exquisite manners, but he was embarrassed that she was very wealthy.

Modern Talking Group Thomas and Nora
Fans made legends about his love exploits, but Thomas’s heart belonged to one woman. He was convinced that such a girl would never pay attention to a simple guy. But in the end, feelings prevailed. Then Thomas could not imagine that in the next 13 years this girl would turn his life into slavery. To some extent, she helped him become a world star, but the gradual fading of this musical star also happened in many ways because of her.

Talented Sex Symbol Thomas Anders
Already at the age of 16, Thomas Anders won the song contest “Radio Luxembourg”, which attracted the attention of the record company. She suggested that he take a pseudonym and record the single “Judy,” which was the first of nine songs that Thomas Anders released solo before meeting with composer and producer Dieter Bohlen.

Their first joint single, “You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul”, became one of the most prominent Eurodisc singer Thomas Anders and brought the new German group Modern Talking unprecedented popularity. As soon as they appeared on television, Thomas immediately became a sex symbol for many women. They and Dieter’s songs instantly took off to the first lines of the charts, they received musical awards one after another, tours and TV shows did not stop, fans multiplied …

In such an enviable status, Thomas made a favorite proposal. Hundreds of journalists filmed their wedding in 1985. In the studio, Thomas increasingly began to hear reproaches from Dieter Bohlen that the wayward girl interferes with their work. Anders was between two fires, but hoped to reconcile them. Although Nora is more and more
incited hatred in the group Modern Talking.

Under the heel
Nora allowed herself too much. Once she even thwarted their live performance, closing her husband in the toilet. This trick was a slap in the face for Thomas Anders, a blow to male pride. Finally, he began to notice the scornful looks of his bandmates. He was not just called henpecked, he was openly taunted. This began to depress Anders.

Modern Talking Group Modern Talking Group
One of the group’s visits to France, Thomas was invited to a TV show. Her host usually asked awkward questions to her guests. Upon learning of this, Nora decided not to let Thomas into the studio and took him away, leaving Dieter Bohlen alone. Since then, no French channel has ever invited Thomas to shoot. This was the beginning of the end of his career.

On the eve of the three-year anniversary of Modern Talking, Dieter Bohlen announced from the stage that the collective was ceasing to exist. Dieter had the courage to cut this Gordian knot, because he did not need the extra one, and without Nora Thomas could not imagine his work. Everyone went their own way, only Thomas’s path turned out to be too thorny. Fans hated his wife, accusing Modern Talking of the breakup. Fleeing from their anger, the couple headed to America. The ambitious Nora believed that there Thomas would easily make a career. But it should be noted that not a single single or album of the group became popular overseas, Americans considered the Eurodisk style too primitive.

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