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Freddy Quinn (born Franz Eugen Helmut Manfred Nidl, 27 September 1931, Niederfladnitz, Austria) is an Austrian singer and actor whose popularity within the German-speaking world soared in the late 1950s and 1960s.

Similar to Hans Albers two generations before him, Quinn adopted the persona of the rootless wanderer who goes to sea but longs for a home, family and friends. Quinn's Irish family name comes from his Irish born salesman father, Johann Quinn.

His mother, Edith Henriette Nidl, was an Austrian journalist. He is often associated with the Schlager scene.




Boy, come back soon is the title of a slow waltz , composed by the German composer Lotar Olias . With the lyrics of Walter Rothenburg and sung by Freddy Quinn , the Schlager became a number one hit in Germany.

After the musical My Fair Lady made the breakthrough for the musical genre in Germany in 1961, Lotar Olias came up with the idea of ​​rewriting his opera Heimweh , built in 1954, into St. Pauli . As a permanent composer for Freddy Quinn, Germany's most popular percussionist in the 1950s and 1960s, he made sure that he got the lead role in the musical.

In addition to several other songs Freddy also sang the song boy composed by Olias , come back soon . Walter Rothenburg, who had been working with Lotar Olias for some time, wrote the text, including the text for Evergreen.