Udo Jürgens – Living for Songs

ARD/NDR, 2004, 90 min.

The 70th Birthday Show

To mark the 70th birthday of Udo Jürgens, the network ARD is broadcasting a grand television gala for and with the artist, and everyone is joining in: family, friends, colleagues and others who have accompanied him during his 40-year career. In a conversation with Sandra Maischberger, the guest of honour talks about his life and how he feels about growing older. Naturally, his big successes will receive plenty of attention too during the gala.

Udo Jürgens will not only sing all his greatest hits, some of the songs will also be presented by celebrity birthday guests, such as Söhne Mannheims with Xavier Naidoo, Helge Schneider, Ben or Olli Dittrich and the German Women’s Football Team.

Presenter: Sandra Maischberger
Director: Utz Weber
Producer: Vanessa Nöcker
NDR Editor: Tim Gruhl
Screenplay: Thilo Schmelzer, Martin Zeltner
Concept and production: Vincent Television

Artists and guests: Udo Jürgens, Die Söhne Mannheims, Ben, Jenny Jürgens, John Jürgens, Sonja Jürgens, Olli Dittrich, Julian Rachlin, Manfred Bockelmann, Thomas Hermanns, Die Fußball-National-Mannschaft der Frauen in Begleitung von Helge Schneider, The Rat Pack