His song “Major Tom (completely detached)” made Peter Schilling suddenly famous in 1982. But the great success almost killed him. This is how the singer feels today.
Interview: Matthew Schmidt
Can you put it this way: An imaginary astronaut shaped your life?
That can hardly be denied. That was the culmination of a great life’s work.
Their hit “Major Tom” will soon be available in Spanish. A money printing machine for 40 years?
That’s what you said. I’m happy to have such a lighthouse in my repertoire. Millions of artists would want that. Just this: I’m fine. But nothing comes from nothing. You have to take an entrepreneurial view of the goods you have created, maintain and market them throughout your life.
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