Alphaville was born in early 1982, when Marian Gold and Bernhard Lloyd met in ” Nelson Comunity „. At first band was called” Forever Young „. few months later they were joined by Frank Mertens. Together they wrote the song ” Forever Young „and recorded their first demo with the same name.
In 1984, they changed its name to Alphaville and released their debut single â€ Big In Japan â€œ, which Gold had written in 1979 after listening to the bandâ€™s Holly Johnson , â€ Big in Japan â€œ. In the autumn of that year they released their first album â€ Forever Young . â€œ Despite the success you have had, Frank Mertens left the band in that year and was replaced in January 1985 Rickz Echolette .â€œ
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