|Birth name||Hartwig Schierbaum|
26 May 1954 |
Herford, West Germany
Born in Herford, West Germany, Gold became part of the Berlin art collective the Nelson Community, where he formed the band Chinchilla Green in the late 1970s, which also included future Alphaville colleague Bernhard Lloyd. In 1982, he joined Lloyd and Frank Mertens in the band Forever Young, which soon became Alphaville. He sang lead vocals on Alphaville's 1980s pop singles, including "Forever Young", "Big in Japan", "Sounds Like a Melody", and "Dance with Me".
Since the early 1990s, Gold has taken Alphaville from a studio-based project to a successful live act and has established the band's website, Moonbase. 
Gold's first solo album, So Long Celeste, was released in 1992. Included on the album were cover versions of "The Shape of Things to Come" (originally by The Headboys) and "One Step Behind You" (by Furniture).   
In the late 1980s Gold lived in Münster with his then wife Manuela.
Gold has seven children by four different mothers. 
- High Fidelity, Volume 35, Issues 1-6, Page 167
- Robbins, Ira "Alphaville", Trouser Press. Retrieved 12 February 2013
- Deming, Mark "Alphaville Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved 13 February 2013
- St. Renburg, Holger (2001) Forever Young, ISBN 978-3831116164, p. 92
- "A Special Interview with Marian Gold". Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
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