Tony Hendrik

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Tony Hendrik
Birth name Dieter Lünstedt
Also known as Dee Dee Halligan, Jimmy Tarsus
Born (1945-03-04) 4 March 1945 (age 73)
Bad Bederkesa, Germany
Genres Euro disco, dance-pop, eurodance, house
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, composer
Years active 1960s—present
Labels Coconut Records, Vogue, Hansa International
Associated acts Bad Boys Blue, Londonbeat, Haddaway
Website www.tony-hendrik.com

Tony Hendrik (born Dieter Lünstedt, 4 March 1945 in Bad Bederkesa, a.k.a. Dee Dee Halligan, Jimmy Tarsus)[1] is a German music producer, composer, and owner of a record label.[2] The most known artists and bands he has produced and composed for are Bad Boys Blue, Londonbeat, and Haddaway. Hendrik co-wrote the Haddaway classic song "What is Love."

Early years and first bands[edit]

Tony Hendrik was born in Bad Bederkesa in 1945. He graduated from a high school in Rendsburg and initially founded beat band named "Hendrik & The Luniks" that performed at Hamburg's Star-Club. In 1966, he left his hometown to study in Cologne. There he started new band "The Tony Hendrik Five".[3] By 1970, Tony won his first success with the group—single "The Grooviest Girl in Town" became his first bestseller.

Then he worked for the German branch of the record label Vogue. Here he began producing.

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