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Ernst Ulrich Deuker,
Frank Jürgen Krüger († 2007),
Ideal was one of the more successful German Neue Deutsche Welle music groups. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Neue Deutsche Welle ( New German Wave, often abbreviated NDW) was a genre of German music originally derived from Punk rock Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Forms of German-language music include Neue Deutsche Welle ( NDW) Krautrock, Hamburger Schule, Volksmusik, German Neue Deutsche Welle ( New German Wave, often abbreviated NDW) was a genre of German music originally derived from Punk rock It is best known for the songs "Blaue Augen" (Blue Eyes), "Berlin", and "Monotonie" (Monotony).
In early 1980, Annette Humpe, Ernst Ulrich Deuker, Frank Jürgen "Eff Jott" Krüger and Hans-Joachim "Hansi" Behrendt formed the band "Ideal". Events January January 1 - The year starts off with a strong Disco backlash which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments
Annette Humpe had played previously in the band Neonbabies alongside her sister Inga Humpe, before forming Ideal. Eff Jott Krüger previously played for the X-Pectors. In May of 1980, Ideal released their first single on Eitel-Imperial—their own record label—entitled "Wir stehn auf Berlin" / "Männer gibt's wie Sand am Meer", which soon sold out.
The British rock band Barclay James Harvest—who was particularly successful in Germany—performed a free open air concert on August 8, 1980 in front of the Reichstag building. Barclay James Harvest is a British rock band specialising in Symphonic/Melodic Rock with folk/progressive/classical influences An open air concert is a concert taking place outside a hall in the open air Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. The Reichstag building in Berlin was constructed to house the Reichstag, the first Parliament of the German Empire. The 150,000 visitors also saw Ideal, as they were booked as an opening act; this was a large step toward mainstream popularity.
In November, Ideal released their a self-titled LP on the Innovative Communication label. Long play (LP record albums are 33⅓  Rpm vinyl Gramophone records (phonograph records generally either 10- or 12- Inches in diameter The album reached number three on the German charts. Oddly enough for an LP, it was supposed to be played at 45 rpm, the speed intended for singles and which results in improved sound quality. This was not done with subsequent releases. This was followed by concerts in Switzerland and Austria. In August of 1981, Ideal played in front of 22,000 fans at the Berliner Waldbühne. This was broadcasted nationwide by SFB as part of Rocknacht. Sender Freies Berlin (SFB was the ARD public radio and television service for West Berlin from 1 June 1954 until 1990 and for
Following this, the band began recording a second album. Together with the help of producer Conny Plank, they produced "Der Ernst des Lebens", which was released in October of 1981. Konrad "Conny" Plank (frequently spelled Planck) ( May 3, 1940 in Germany – December 18, 1987 in Cologne At the same time, Ideal's debut album went gold, and marked the first time an album released on an independent record label went gold.
Ideal performed 27 sold-out concerts during their 1981/1982 tour through German-speaking countries. By their final concert on the tour, they had received another gold record, this time for "Der Ernst des Lebens. "
In the fall of 1982, Ideal produced their third album, "Bi Nuu", under the direction of Micki Meuser. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) It entered the chart in December of 1982, but only peaked at 20th place; these sales did not meet the expectations of the record label and a planned tour was cancelled.
On March 31st, 1983, Ideal sent an announcement to the media via Telex: "The group Ideal is dissolving. Events 307 - After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) From the beginning, Ideal was planned as a project, a corporation, which was intended to exist as long as the differences between the individual members made the work enjoyable and creative. Our music was always a result of the clashing of four different personalities, not of compromise, but of creating songs that all enjoyed. In three terrific years, we have gotten the best out of this constellation. "
June of 1985 saw the release of "Zugabe" (Encore), a live album of "remembrance, farewells, and gratitude for all the fans".
All titles are group compositions.