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The Kelly Family

Discussion in 'Comeback corner' started by dinodino, Feb 5, 2022.

  1. The Kelly Family is an Irish-American music group consisting of a multi-generational family, usually nine siblings who were joined occasionally on stage in their earlier years by their parents. They play a repertoire of rock, pop, and folk music, and sing fluently in English, Spanish, German, and Basque. The group had chart and concert success around the world, predominantly in continental Europe - mainly in Germany, the Benelux countries, Scandinavia, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, and Portugal - and some in Ireland. They have sold over 20 million albums since the early 1980s and were ranked as the 6th most popular music act in Germany in the 1990s. Despite their American origins, the group is virtually unknown in the United States.

    For many years, the group presented a ragamuffin image and a vagabonding lifestyle, travelling around Europe in a double-decker bus and houseboat. Their image was enhanced by their eclectic and often homemade clothing, and the very long hair worn by both male and female members of the band. The Kelly Family began to break up in 2000 and afterwards they performed mostly as individuals or sub-sets of the whole group and took on a more mainstream look.

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  2. They are still going! They usually appear on the Saturday evening schlager shows in Germany. I am not fan...except for Maite Kelly! Queen of the schlager pop bop.

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  3. I also thought that I had created a post about this band, but I couldn't find it in the search engine of the website.
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  4. I was 6 years old when I first saw and heard them on Norwegian TV, and I was immediately obsessed.

    The obsession started to wane a bit with the millenium, but I always kept updated on what they were up to. The two albums released since the comeback don't excite me too much (except for the Barby contributions) but it has been wonderful to follow the comeback and success of recent years, and it has got me going back to the old albums and video tapes more often.
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  5. Honestly, 'Over the Hump' is one of my favorite albums.
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