Schlager colleagues help Judith and Mel after the garage fire

Shock on New Year’s Eve: the hit duo’s garage is on fire. The neighboring house is hardly habitable anymore. But Judith and Mel can count on the solidarity of great colleagues.


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  • The hit duo Judith and Mel (“The Golden Years”) experienced a lot of solidarity from colleagues after a fire in their garage in Oldenburg on New Year’s Day.

“We have the greatest colleagues in the industry,” said Judith (70) on Tuesday of the German Press Agency. Chris Andrews, the Wildecker Herzbuben and others had offered them accommodation as long as their house was uninhabitable because of soot and smoke.

For the time being, the couple stayed with one of their two daughters. Judith and Mel are known from programs such as the Grand Prix der Volksmusik and Musikantenstadl.

On New Year’s Eve, a short circuit in the garage caused a fire, Mel (79) reported to the dpa. From there, the smoke moved into the attached house, which you can now only enter by the hour. “Everything smells of smoke,” he said. Nevertheless, he is happy: “We both stayed intact, and that’s the most important thing.” According to industry sources, Mel has composed songs for Lena Valaitis, Roy Black, Stefan Mross, Florian Silbereisen and other artists.

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