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Margot Eskens

Margot Eskens (born 12 August 1939, Düren) is a German Schlager singer, most popular in the 1950s and 1960s. She continued to be a frequent guest on television programs into the 2000s.

In 1954, while a dental assistant, Eskens won a Polydor Records talent competition with the song "Moulin Rouge". A contract with Polydor followed, and in 1955 she had her first hit in Germany with "Ich möchte heut ausgehn". In 1956 and 1957 she had two #1 hits, "Tiritomba" (which sold over 800,000 copies) and "Cindy oh Cindy", which was her biggest hit, which stayed for 25 weeks in the German Singles Top 10. Several duets with Silvio Francesco, the brother of Caterina Valente, also ensued.

Eskens collaborated with producer/songwriter Kurt Feltz until 1961. She participated in the Deutscher Schlager-Festspiele in 1962, winning third place behind Conny Froboess and Siw Malmkvist. In 1966, she represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest and won tenth place.

She has sold 40 million records since 1956.

At the end of the 1980s she began to record more traditional "Schlagermusik" like her album Mein Traumland am Wörtherse (1990).
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Cindy oh Cindy

Cindy, Oh Cindy" is a song, written by Robert Nemiroff and Burt D'Lugoff  and credited to their pseudonyms, Robert Barron and Burt Long. It used as its melody a stevedore song, "Pay Me My Money Down", collected by Lydia Parrish in her 1942 book Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands, which was performed by The Weavers during their influential 1955 Carnegie Hall concerts and further popularized by the Kingston Trio on tour starting in 1957.

The song was originally recorded in 1956 by Vince Martin and The Tarriers, and quickly covered by Eddie Fisher. Both versions made the charts that year; for Fisher it was his last Top 40 single. For Martin, it was his only top 40 entry, peaking at No. 9, and he teamed with the Tarriers to record the tune by the artists' label, Glory Records. "We arranged it in a calypso style and sang behind this guy, Martin," Tarriers member Erik Darling told Wayne Jancik in The Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders.

 "That was issued first before any stuff we'd do, much to our chagrin. ... We didn't wanna sing with a Vince Martin. He wasn't a folksinger, in any manner or form."

The song was also covered by the American rock band The Beach Boys in 1962, although the song remained unreleased for many years. The song was eventually released on the re-release of the Surfin' Safari/Surfin' U.S.A. albums.

Other versions have been recorded by Tony Brent, by Perry Como, by The Highwaymen, by Waylon Jennings, and in German by Margot Eskens.
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