Fancy
——German Popstar——

Fancy

Fancy was born on 7th July 1946 (real name Manfred Alois Segieth) is a German disco singer who was popular in the mid to late 1980s.

Fancy started playing guitar at the age of twelve. As he was attending a boarding school where the enjoyment of worldly music was not allowed, he had to secretly listen to the pop records of artists such as Ted Herold and Peter Kraus. At the age of 14 he switched to the humanistic high school in Munich. During his time at high school and afterwards he worked in various bands as a guitarist and bass player, but mainly as a singer. He performed with these bands in numerous dance halls. However, his parents did not share Fancy’s enthusiasm for music. His father only changed his mind after he recovered from a major operation.

Segieth’s career commenced in 1984 as a European-based pop singer and songwriter. His role as a musician rapidly expanded as a producer, which lead to his music receiving worldwide airplay. The international disco hits “Slice Me Nice” and “Chinese Eyes” reached second place on the US Billboard Dance Charts and the Top 10 USA Billboard for 1985 with “Chinese Eyes” and “Come Inside”. Fancy had a number 1 in Spain with “Bolero”. A further nine of his singles charted in both the top 10 and top 20 portions of the Media Control Singles Charts, this mainly covered the German charts during the mid to late 80s. “Flames of Love” has received worldwide exposure since 1988; as it was his highest charting hit.

At the age of 70, Fancy surpassed the Scorpions’ Guinness record (2010: highest pop concert, La Paz, Bolivia) on July 16, 2016 and on March 17, 2017 in La Paz in the stadium and high above La Paz in El Alto at over 4000 m elevation with two open-air shows.