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Penny McLean

Penny McLean Penny McLean was born Gertrude Wirschinger, but she was also known as Gertrude Münzer by marriage to Holgar Münzer.

From 1965 to 1969, she performed in the duo "Holger&Tjorven" with her ex-husband Holger Münzer, alias Barry McLord.

She was a vocalist in the group "Silver Convention" from 1975 to 1978.

Before 1975, Penny McLean was performing with her own group Penny Box or Penny Explosion and in the MTH-Singers - Münzer Tjorven and Holger. She was the "Tjorven", her husband was the "Holgar" and the "Münzer" of that group. Why they called themselves that is beyond comprehension. They were you know artists and German and products of the 60's so go figure.

Since 1969 Holger Münzer was the musical director of the three German ensembles of the musical "HAIR" in Several German cities. During this time, Penny, Holgar and the two producers, Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, and Donna Summer worked together.

Eventually, that aquaintance lead to much interaction as so far as musical endevors were concerned.