|Birth Day:||November 17, 1920|
|Death Date:||July 16, 2005|
As per our current Database, Camillo Felgen died on July 16, 2005.
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Felgen started his career as a teacher. During the Second World War, Felgen was a translator for the German occupiers, and then a reporter with a French-language newspaper. He studied theater and opera in Brussels and Liège; in 1946, he joined Radio Luxembourg as a chorus singer and a French-language reporter. In 1949, the mastering of his baritone completed his theatre and opera studies. In 1951, he had his first international hit record, "Bonjour les amies" ("Hello Friends"). The song went on to become the theme song for his national broadcaster. In 1953, he recorded his first German-language record, "Onkel Toms altes Boot" ("Uncle Tom's Old Boat"), in Berlin. He represented his home country in the Eurovision Song Contest 1960 with "So laang we's du do bast", becoming the first Luxembourger and the first male contestant to represent Luxembourg and the first participant to sing in Luxembourgish. He finished last with only one point. Two years later he entered the contest again, this time doing much better by finishing in 3rd place with the song "Petit bonhomme". He did at times do the commentary in German, too.
Another was "Sag warum", in 1959, based on a melody by Phil Spector.
As Jean Nicolas, Felgen also translated the only two songs recorded by The Beatles in German, "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "She Loves You", in 1964. Felgen, then working as a programme director at Radio Luxembourg, was given just 24 hours to finalize the translated lyrics, fly to Paris, and coach the band on German phonetics.
From 1965 until 1973, Felgen was the host and commentator for the German broadcasts of Jeux sans frontières (Spiel Ohne Grenzen)
He died in Esch-sur-Alzette on 16 July 2005, at the age of 84.
Currently, Camillo Felgen is 101 years, 7 months and 11 days old. Camillo Felgen will celebrate 102nd birthday on a Thursday 17th of November 2022.
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