Johnny Logan Biography

Born 1954 in Melbourne, Australia, Johnny Logan moved to Ireland with his family aged three. Barely twelve years old, Sean Patrick Michael Sherrard Johnny Logans birth name – accompanied his father, the famous tenor Patrick O’Hagan, on tours in Australia and New Zealand. There he and his father found themselves killing time by singing together in the dressing rooms of the great concert halls. This period had a tremendous influence on Johnny Logan, encouraging him to become a musician as well. By the time he was thirteen he had learned to play the guitar and had started writing songs. The rest is music history.

2013

Release of the CD  “Johnny Logan & Friend – The Irish Connection 1”  in Germany/Austria/Swiss on 4th. of Jan. 2014

Performance at TV-Total – Germany

Johnny Logan & Friends “the Irish Connection1”

Chart Entry Germany 71
Chart Entry Swiss 73

Johnny Logan “The Irish Soul – The Irish Connection 2”

Chart Entry Norway 32

Special Gueat at Danks Melodie Grand Pric 2013 in Denmark

Release of the CD Johnny Logan “The Irish Soul – The irish Connection 2”  on 29th.of April 2013 in Denmark

Charty Entry Denmark 20 and climbed up to 7

Performance with his Band at Hamburger Rathaus Markt / Hamburg-Germnay

Johnny Logan has produced and performed the song “PRAYING” for the irish TV-Show “THE HIT”

Chart Entry: Ireland 3

Played with his Band Festivals in Norway

Performance at TV-Show “Lotta pa Liseberg” in Sweden

Performance at Ghaxaq Football Ground  in Malta

Release  of the CD “The irish Soul – The Irish Connection 2” on 11th.of Oct. 2013 in Germany/ Austria/ Swiss

Release of the DVD “Johnny Logan & Friends – The Irish Connection” on 11th. of Oct. 2013 in Germany/Austria/Swiss

Performed the irish national hymn at the football world cup  qualification “Irleand – Germany” in Cologne / Germany

Performance at TV-Show “Willkommen Carmen Nebel

Christmas Tour in Denmark

2012

Recording of the CD “The irish Connection 2 – The irish Soul”

Performance at the Craig Doyle TV-Show /RTE Ireland

Guest at the GAY PRIDE in England / Manchester

Performance at “Loose Woman” I-TV England/ London

Performance at “Starnacht am Wörthersee” Austria / Wörthersee

Performance at “LATE LATE” RTE Ireland

Special guest at the SEMINO ROSSI Open Air Concert at Kristallwelten / Austria/Wattens

Best of Eurovision Tour in Ireland

Christmas Tour in Denmark / Sweden / Norway & Finland

DVD Recording from ” Johnny Logan & Friends – The irish Connection” at Sonderborghus/ Sonderborg/ Denmark

Performance at the ANDREA BERG TV-Show in Germany/Offfenburg

Performance at X-FACTOR in Bucarest / Romania

Release of the CD “The irish Connection 2 – The irish Soul” on 26th.of Dec. 2012 in Norway

Performance at TV-Show “Musikantenstadl” / Austia / Oberwart on New Years Eve

2011

Performance as King Arthur in Germany for EXCALIBUR Celtick Rock Opera

Performance at the Opera ball in Frankfurt

Special Guest at the St. Patricks Day in Munich / Germany

Special Guest during the Eurovision in Dü sseldorf/ Germany

wrote a column for the Westdeutsche Zeitung during the Eurovision week in Dü sseldorf/ Germany

toured in Sweden

Chart re-entry from the CD “NATURE OF LOVE in Sweden . Highes position 6

Special Guest at the SEMINO ROSSI Concert in Iguazu / Argentina

Special Guest for the football team Bohemians at Vicar Street

Soulshow Project with the GIBSON BROTHERS in Belgium

toured in Denmark “Johnny Logan Christmas Tour 2011”

performance at Brandenburger Tor / Berlin / Germany on New Years Eve

2010

Excalibur Celtic Rock Opera Johnny Logan performed as King Arthur in Germany/Austria & Swiss with Alan Simon, Michael Mendl, Alan Parsons,Les Holroyd, John Helliwell, Martin Barre, Fairport Convention, release Nature of Love May Germany/Austris/Swiss

Performance at the TV-Show Willkommen Carmen Nebel

Performance at the TV-Show TV-Total

Perfromance at the TV-Show Starnacht am Wörthersee

Performance at the TV-Show Hitgiganten

Release Nature of Love May in Denmark/Norway

Release Nature of Love August in Sweden

Co-wrote, arranged & produced with Boe Larsen Another Christmas Song

Performed numerous live concerts and appeared on several television shows

2009

Release Irishman in Amercia Jan. Germany/Austria /Swiss

Living room tour for the Bayerischer Rundfunk / Germany

Performance at the TV-Show Willkommen Carmen Nebel

Performance at THE TOPPERS Show in Amsterdam/Netherlands

Performance at the tv- show X-FACTOR in Hillversum /Netherlands

Performance at the tv-show at Los Mejores Anos-Especial Eurovision in Barcelona/Spain

Performance at the tv-show Eurovision Heyecani (Eurovision Fever), Istanbul/Turkey

Concert at the Galway Hooker in New York / USA

Performance as King Arthur at EXCALIBUR The Celtic Rock Opera, Kaltenberg/Germany

Spezial guest for the football team BOHEMIANS, now a liftime member and supporter

2008

Released CD Johnny Logan Irishman in America in Denmark, Sweden & Norway

Performance at TV Show Podge & Rodge RTE, Ireland

TV-Show Ultimative Chart Show Germany

Recording in Nashville ( Irishman in America)

Toured in Denmark : JOHNNY LOGAN CHRISTMAS TOUR 2008

2007

Released CD Johnny Logan & Friends: The Irish Connection. The album went PLATINUN in Denmark, DOUBLE PLATINUM in Norway and GOLD in Sweden

Released Single Johnny Logan -Christmas Time Performed numerous live concerts and appeard on several television shows including

Late Late show in Dublin/Ireland, Broadcast on RTE

S-Plus Nieuwjaarsconcert 2007 in Oosterende Belgium

Sportgala 2007, Nordhorn Germany

Guest Star at Grand Prix Vorentscheid 2007 in Hamburg/Germany. Live broadcast on Germany TV

Concert at Vicar Street with his danish Band in Dublin; Ireland

Toured in Denmark: JOHNNY LOGAN CHRISTMAS TOUR 2007

2006

Released CD-Single A State of Happiness recorded for Center Pracs commercial campaign

Released Double CD Single Kay Styles & Johnny Logan Don’t Cry, I Love To Party

Recorded two videos in Agadir , Monacco fort he single Kay Styles & Johnny Logan. Don’t Cry I Love To Party

Performed numerous live concerts and appeared on several television shows including…..

Wildlife photographer in the Irish TV show Wild Trials

Jury member in Eurosong 2006 in Belgium

VIP-jury member fort he Miss Germany 2006 Final in Europ-Park , Germany

Special guests at Nusa Derenda Gala Concert at Cultural and Congress Centre in Ljublijana

Charity Music Conert Lanzaid 2006 in Lanzarote. The concert was released on DVD

A-D-S- Schlager Gala 2006 at Audimaxx Halle, Dorf Münsterland Germany

TV performance Willkommen Carmen Nebel and his mom from Australia surprised Johnny Logan during the tv-show in Klagenfurt./Austria

Toured in Denmark: JOHNNY LOGAN TOUR 2006

2005

Johnny Logan’s 1987 Eurovision winning song Hold Me Now was voted 3rd Best Eurovision Song Ever at the Congratulations show held on 22 October 2005 in Forum Copenhagen, Denmark in celebartion of th 50th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest

Come 2nd in the Dutch National Songfestival 2005 with the song How Does It Feel written by Johnny Logan & Andreas Lise and performed by Airforce (Stephen Stephanou, Brigitte Nijman, Lauro Vlasblom & Tony Neef)

Performed numerous live concerts and appeared on several television shows including

The German TV show Best of Formel Eins. Die Show in Unterführing/Munich/Germany

Dutch national Final National Songfestival 2005 at Pepsi Stage in Amsterdam, Holland

Guest appearance on th 3000th episode of the Flemish soep Familie, broadcast on VTM in Belgium The Germany TV show Musik für Sie in Suhl, Germany

Toured in The Netherlands with Songfestival In Concert featuring Johnny Logan. Tony Neef, Stephen Stephanou, Lauro Vlasblom, Brigtte Nijman and The Royal Nehterlands Air Force Orchestra (Het Orkest van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht)

Toured in Denmark: JOHNNY LOGAN X_MAS TOUR 2005

2004

Released DVD & VHSWe All Need ….Live from Scanbox Entertainment Denmakr A/S

Released CD Maci-Single We All Need Love benefiting Lichtblicke, for the children of North Rhine-Westphalia (German : Nordrhein-Westfalen). The single includes the song Die Liebe Zählt the German version of We All Need Love.

The Dutch singer Arno Kolenbrander participated in the Dutch National Songefestival 2004 with the song The Story Of My Life with music and lyrics by Johnny Logan

The Dutch singer Jerry G released the song Give Me the Night with music and lyrics by Johnny Logan.

At a Gala Awards Dinner at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin, Irleand, Johnny Logan received the Performing Artists Trust Society’s P.A.T.S. Award 2004 for lifetime achievement in the performing arts. Performed numerous live concerts and appeared on serval television shows including

Charity show: Tropical Murphy’s fund-raising night for baby Emma O’Herlijy at Chawen Regent Hotel Bangkok, Thailand.

Serbia-Nontenegro National Final Evropesma 2004 at Sava Center in Belgrade, Servia. Th show was broadcast live on TV

The Finnish TV show Schlager pa lager Bole, Helsigsfors, Finnland

The Young Ones Jubilee Concert 2004 at Den Dullaert in Hult, The Netherlands

Great Eurovision show EUROSONG LIVE ON STAGE at Antwerp Sportpaleis, Belgium

Johnny Logan was Irelands official spokesperson responsible for communicating the Irish jury’s final point during the Eurovision Song Contest 2004.

Toured in Germany with Voices The Allstar Project: Paul Young, Haddaway, Johnny Logan & band, Three unique voices and international entertainers togehter on stage.

Toured in Denmark JOHNNY LOGAN X-MAS TOUR 2004

2003

Released Cd & bonus DVD We All Need Love from Scanbox Entertainment Denmark A/S., produced by Soren Madsen, ex-bass player from the band Michael Learns To Rock

Recorded the duet Our Last Song Together will the well-known Danish singer Birthe Kjaer, released by Scanbox Entertainment Denmark A/S on Birhte Kjaer album Pa En Fransk Altan

Johnny Logan performed the song My Boy on Phil Coulter’s TV show Coulter & Company. The show was broadcast in Irleand on RTE and also released on CD, DVD and VHS

Performed numerours live concerts and appeared on several television shows including

Press Ball Landes-Presseball Niedersachen in Hannover Congress Centrum Germany

CSU annual Gala Ball Münchener Geschichten in Deutschen Theater, Munich

Saint Patrick’s Day Gala Show in Cairo, Egypt

In the Dutch television show De 10 on channel RTL 4 the viewer’s voted Johnny Logan number 5 in the category Best Song Contest Acts

One week in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles as secret guest fort he Dutch TV Station TROS. TOS Muziekfeest was broadcast on Dutch television and live on web cam

Toured in Germany with Voices. The Allstar Project: Paul Young, Haddaway, Johnny Logan & band The very best of the 80’s and 90’s together on stage

Toured in Denmark JOHNNY LOGAN X-MAS TOUR 2003 with spezial guest Rikke Melgaard

2002

Recorded the duet You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Felling with Hollands number #1 artist Andre hazes. Music and lyrics by P. Spector, B.Mann and C. Weil, Arranged by J.v.d. Ven

Performed numerous live concert and appeard on several TV shows including

German Euro-show Bye-Bye Deutsche Mark in Estrel Convention Center, Berlin Europe’s largest congress center. The show was broadcast live on German televison

Finnish final for the Eurovison 2002 in Tampere, Finland

Gala show at the Saint Patrick’s Society Annual Ball in JW Marriott Hotel, Bangkok

Great Eurovision show EUROSHONG LIVE ON STAGE in Antwerp Sportpalais, Belgium

German Grand Prix Party in Reeperbahn, Hamburg before and after the Eurovision Song Contest 2002. The show was broadcast live on German television.

Press Ball Züricher Presseball 2002, in Dolder Grand Hotel Zürich, Switzerland

Toured in Denmakr JOHNNY LOGAN X-MAS TOUR 2002 with spezial guest Charlie Mc Coy, the world class harmonica player, from Nashville.

2001

Released the album Save this Christmas for Me produced by Boe Larsen, Oli Poulsen, Soul Poets and Stig Kreuzfeldt in Denmark. The album includes a duet with Friends, the winner of the Swedish National Song Contest 2001

Released the album Reach For Me from Sony Music Denmark A/S, which went gold in Denmark after just eleven days

Recorded the song Let’s Make Love twice, as a duet with Natasja Crone from Denmark and also as a duet with Barbara Dex from Belgium

Recorded the duet No One Makes Love Like You / Nieman liebt so wie Du with the former Eurovison Song Contest winner Nicole from Germany

Celebrated his 47th birthday at the Eurovision Song Contest 2001, After Party held in Copenhagen, Denmark

2000

Recorded the song Music with Robert Wells

1999

Released the album Love Is All produced by Jack White in Germany. The album includes Jonny Logan’s own version of the old classic McCartney-song Silly Love Songs as well as a new version of Johnny Logan’s breakthrough song from 1980 Whats Another Year.

Wrote and sang the official song Anthem 99 If you Believe to The Opening Ceremony of the 43rd World Nordic Ski Championships held in Ramsau, Austria

1998

Released the album What’s Another Year

Recorded the duet You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me with Wendy van Wanten

Johnny Logan supported the charity organisation Children In Need

1997

Released the album Reach Out (new version) produced by Gary Stevenson

On April 16th, 1997 Johnny Logan left his handprints in concrete on the Walk of Fame in Rotterdam The largest Star Boulevard in Europe.

Johnny Logan co. wrote Vision Of Glory for a boxing opening ceremony, which he sang as a duet with Montserrat Cabelle.

Sang Love To Live the official song for the German organisation Sportler für Organspende (charity)

1996

Released the album Reach Out produced by Gary Stevenson Released the album The Best of Johnny Logan from Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.

Recorded the duet Reunited with Dara Rolins

Recorded Born To Love You from The Phantom Of The Opera On Ince.

1994

Johnny Logan played himself in the German television show Schwartz greift ein, he also recorded the song Who Will Bring Her Flowers and the title song from the television show Im No Hero.

Johnny Logan produced by Harold Faltermayer the theme song for the movie White Magic

1993

Johnny Logan toured Norway in a concert version of the opera musical Which Witch where he played the leading rote of Catholic Bishop Daniel. Most of the perfromances were held at suitable outdoor places such as historical buildings and sites, culminating in two concerts underneath the giant Hommenkollen ski slope in Oslo, which attracted more than 20.000 people.

Johnny Logan recorded Celecbrate And Win the official song for the Track and Field-Athletics Championship 1993.

Recorded the song Europe Is Your Home released on single as charity for EECONET (European Ecological Network)

1992

Released the album Endless Emotion produced by Jürgen Fritz and Ralf-Rene Maue in Germany. Johnny Logan’s native country Ireland selected the song Long Lie The Rivers as their single release from the album and the song was associated with the holiday St. Patrick’s Day.

Won the Eurovision Song Contest for the 3rd time for Ireland as a composer with Why Me sung by Linda Martin. The Eurovision Song Contest was held May 9, 1992 in Malmö.

Johnny Logan played Charlie Chaplin’s brother Sydney Chaplin in The Little Tramp The Musical. The musical was based on the life of Charlie Chaplin and David Pomeranz wrote all the music and lyrics. Johnny Logan sang the song Heaven which also was released on the album The Little Tramp The Musical produced by David Pomeranz & Mark Stevens.

1991

Participated in the Irish National Song Contest 1991 as a composer with When do I get over your sung by Mike Sherrard

Johnny Logan performed at the Vatican Christmas concert for the Pope John Paul II with other well-known artist such as Randy Crwaford and Montserrat Caballe.

Johnny Logan hosted his own television series Johnny Logan and Friends on BBC

1990

Released the album Love Songs from K-Tel (Ireland Ltd.)

Released the album What’s Another Year Erfolge

Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee a country version of Miss You Nights with Elvis Presley’s backing band The Jordanaires

Johnny Logans wrote and sund the theme song Angels Dont’t Hide for the German television show Blue Blood

1989

Released the album Mention My Name with the musicians from Level 45, Mike & The Mechanics, Wings and David Bowie’s band. Christopher Neil produced the album.

1988

Recorded the duet Du Allein from the musical Starlight Express with the German megastar Ute Lemper

1987

Released the album Hold Me Now

Won the Eurovision Song Contest for the 2nd time (no-one else had ever won it twice as a performer) for Ireland as a singer and composer with Hold Me Now. The Eurovision Song Contest was held May 9, 1987 in Brussels

Hold Me Now rose to number 2 in the UK charts and the single sold six million copies

Johnny Logan appeared in the Royal Variety Performance for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip at the London Palladium.

1986

Participated in the Irish National Song Contest 1986 a a composer with If I could change your mind sung by Linda Martin

1985

Released the album Straight From the Heart

Recorded a charity single You’ll Never Walk Alone in aid of the Bradford City Disaster Fund. You’ll Never Walk Alone was recorded May 20, 1985 by a huge groud of artists calling themselves The Crowd (Paul Mc Cartney, Gerry Marsden, Smokie, Kiki Dee, Johnny Logan and many others)

Participated in the Irish National Song Contest 1985 as a composer with Hearts sung by Mike Sherrard.

Johnny Logan wrote the song Hold Me Now which later won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1987

1984

Came second in the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland as a composer with Terminal 3, sung by Linda Martin. The Eurovision Sontest was held May 5, 1984 in Luxembourg

1980

Released the album In London, same time as the official album What’s another year Released the album What’s Antoher Year.

Won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland as a singer with What’s Another Year composed by Shay Healy. The Eurovision Song Contest was held April 19,1980 in The Hague.

At the time, many people assumed that Johnny Logan was Irish, but in fact he was born in Frankston near Melbourne, Australia.

What’s Another Year quickly shot to number 1 in the UK charts and sold three million copies.

Johnny Logan played Joseph in Rock Nativity by David Wood, Music by Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent. Rock Nativity was recorded on December 24, 1980 in Cork Opera House, Irleand and televised by RTE.

1979

Released the album In London Participated in the Irish National Song Contest 1979 with the song Angie Readers of the Connaught Telegraph in Ireland voted Johnny Logan as Best New Male Artist.

1977

Johnny Logan played Joseph in Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
by Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber.

1976

Johnny Logan played the male titel role as Adam in Adam & Eve a rock musical by Alan Dee. Adam & Eve opened Tuesday September 28, 1976 and pleayed for two weeks in theState Cinema., Phibsboro. Annie Kavangh layed the role of Eve and Co’m Wilkinson played the role of The Devil

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