Alphaville is a German group which became popular in the 1980s. The founding members were lead singer Marian Gold (real name: Hartwig Schierbaum, born 26 May 1954 in Herford, North Rhine-Westphalia), Bernhard Lloyd (real name: Bernhard Gößling, born 2 June 1960 in Enger, North Rhine-Westphalia), and Frank Mertens (real name: Frank Sorgatz, born 26 October 1961 in Enger, North Rhine-Westphalia). The band was at first named "Forever Young" before changing to "Alphaville". They achieved chart success with the singles "Big in Japan", "Jet Set", "Dance With Me" and "Forever Young". Other members of the band were Jakob Kiersch, David Goodes, Martin Lister, Frank Mertens, Ricky Echolette and Robbie France.
The band has six albums: Forever Young (1984), Afternoons in Utopia (1986), The Breathtaking Blue (1989), Prostitute (1994), Salvation (1997) and Catching Rays on Giant (2010)