Pur (band)

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Origin Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
Genres Pop, Pop rock, Schlager
Years active 1975 - present
Members Hartmut Engler (vocals)
Ingo Riedl (keyboards)
Joe Crawford (bass)
Rudi Buttas (guitar)
Martin Ansel (Guitar, Keyboards)
Martin Stoeck (percussion)
Cherry Gehring (keyboards)
Past members Roland Bless (percussion)

Pur is a German pop band from Bietigheim-Bissingen.


The group was initially founded in 1975 under the name Crusade by Roland Bless and Ingo Reidl. Their first releases came out under the name Opus, but after an Austrian band with the same name had a huge hit single in Germany in 1985, they switched to the name Pur. Pur's first hit single in Germany was "Lena", released in 1990. In the 1990s and 2000s they had a string of #1 albums in Germany. The producer of Pur is Dieter Falk. The ThyssenKrupp commercials uses a song named Abenteuerland, with a slogan named Developing the future.


Year Title Chart Positions Sales IFPI Certifications[1]
1983 Opus
1985 Vorsicht Zerbrechlich
1987 PUR
1988 Wie im Film
1990 Unendlich Mehr
1991 Nichts Ohne Grund 75 250.000+ DE: Gold
1992 PUR Live 7 1.000.000+ DE: 2x Platinum
1993 Seiltänzertraum 2 1.500.000+ DE: 5x Gold
1995 Abenteuerland 1 2.000.000+ DE: 4x Platinum
1996 Pur Live - Die Zweite 1 500.000+ DE: Platinum
1998 Mächtig viel Theater 1 1.000.000+ DE: 2x Platinum
2000 Mittendrin 1 600.000+ DE: 2x Platinum
2001 Hits PUR - 20 Jahre Eine Band 1 450.000+ DE: 3x Gold
2003 Was Ist Passiert? 1 400.000+ DE: 2x Platinum
2005 PUR Klassisch 2 200.000+ DE: Platinum
2006 Es Ist Wie Es Ist 1 300.000+ DE: 3x Gold
2009 Wünsche 1 200.000+ DE: Platinum
2010 PUR Live - Die Dritte - Akustisch 1 n/a DE: n/a
2012 Schein & Sein 1 n/a DE: n/a
2013 Schein & Sein - Live aus Berlin n/a DE: n/a


  1. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Pur)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  2. ^ Pur – Longplay-Chartverfolgung retrieved at www.musicline.de on April 4, 2014

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