|Birth name||Hartwig Schierbaum|
26 May 1954|
Herford, West Germany
Marian Gold (born Hartwig Schierbaum on 26 May 1954) is a German vocalist who gained fame as the lead singer of the German synth-pop recording act Alphaville, but also had recorded as a solo artist.
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", "Dance with Me" and "Red Rose". His work is characterised by his English language lyrics, and this contributed to the Alphaville's considerable commercial success in the United Kingdom during the 1980s.
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 Amy Magill.
Gold has seven children by four different women.
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