Lolita (Austrian singer)
|Birth name||Edith Zuser|
|Also known as||Ditta Zusa Einzinger|
January 17, 1931|
St Pölten, Austria
|Died||June 30, 2010(aged 79)|
She began singing in local clubs while working as a kindergarten teacher. Discovered in 1956, she began her recording career in 1957. Early recordings typically were songs with a Latin American, South Sea Island, or similar 'exotic' theme. In December, 1959, she recorded what would become her only gold record, "Seemann, deine Heimat ist das Meer" ("Sailor, Your Home is the Sea"), which was a hit single in the United States, peaking at number five, and in Japan as well as in German-speaking Europe in 1960. It was one of a handful of records sung in a language other than English, to have been successful in the mainstream American market.
Translated to English as "Sailor", the song was later covered by Petula Clark, The Andrews Sisters and Anne Shelton, both of whom had hits with it in the UK Singles Chart. Clark also took the song to # 1 of the French and UK charts in 1961; its French recording "Marin (Enfant du voyage)".
- Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 126. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 108. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 495. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Lolita at the Internet Movie Database
- Lolita discography at Discogs
- Schlager Stars 1950–1970 (German)
- Lolita (German)