Die Goldenen Zitronen: "Am Tag als Thomas Anders starb"Die Goldenen Zitronen is one of Germany's longest-running punk bands. In 1986, they created a minor scandal with their "Am Tag als Thomas Anders starb," a take on Juliane Werding's 1972 cover (and #1 hit in Germany) of The Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," titled "Am Tag Als Conny Kramer Starb." Unlike Conny Kramer, the young druggie who dies so tragically in Juliane Werding's version, Thomas Anders is a real person. He is part of the Europop-duo Modern Talking. If you have heard or seen Anders and his partner Dieter Bohlen "perform," you may have some sympathy for Die Zitronen.
Die Goldenen Zitronen - Am Tag als Thomas Anders starb - 1986 - Weser 2412