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German Schlager singer Jürgen Ludwig Drews was born in Nauen, close to Berlin, on April 2, 1945. His diverse career has made a lasting impression on the music business. Drews, who is well-known for his energetic live performances and captivating stage persona, has been dubbed the “King of Mallorca,” a term that honors both his substantial influence on the music industry and his affinity for the Spanish island where he resides.
The beginning of Drew’s musical career was in Schleswig, the place where he was raised. His mother was the daughter of renowned head director and opera singer Georg Buttlar, while his father’s family, descended from Huguenots, had lived in Brandenburg for two generations. Drews originally planned to attend the University of Kiel to pursue a career in medicine, but he decided to follow his passion for music instead.
At fifteen, Drews won the title of Schleswig-Holstein’s Best Banjo Player, demonstrating his early talent in a jazz group known as the Schnirpels. Throughout his school years, he continued to pursue music by playing in a band called “The Monkeys.” He began playing psychedelic rock with “Chimes of Freedom,” a Kiel-based group that would later change its name to “Die Anderen” (The Others).
As an actor, Drews made his screen debut in the 1967 German comedy “To Hell with the Paukern.” He also performed as the solo guitarist for the 1970s musical ensemble “Les Humphries Singers.” After that, Drews had a prosperous solo career and became well-known for his 1976 German number-one hit, “Ein Bett im Kornfeld,” which was a cover of the Bellamy Brothers song “Let Your Love Flow.”
Drews achieved most of his success in the German-speaking music market, but in January 1981, he had a passable hit in the US with “Don’t Want No-Body,” which was given credit to JD Drews. Released under the name “Nobody” by Toni Basil, this song peaked at number 79 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Thomas Gottschalk gave Jürgen Drews the nickname “King of Mallorca,” which has come to represent him since the German television series “Wetten, das…?” Drews accepted this designation, which is a fitting tribute to his considerable impact on the Spanish island’s music culture, where he has made extended stays.
In January 2011, Drews broadened his business endeavors by launching “King of Mallorca – Cult Bistro,” a restaurant located in Santa Ponsa, Majorca. Decorated with souvenirs and accolades from Drews’s legendary musical career, the eatery evolved into a center of culture. Unfortunately, it had to close in August 2020 because of the COVID-19 epidemic.
How old is Jürgen Drews?
Jürgen Drews was born on April 2, 1945. As of 2024, he is 88 years old.
Jürgen Drews Height
Jürgen Drews stands at a height of 5 feet, 10 inches (1.8m).
Jürgen Drews Net Worth
Jürgen Drews has an estimated net worth of about $1 million – $8 million.