Lou Gehrig Biography

Lou Gehrig Biography

Lou Gehrig Biography

Hall of Fame baseball player Lou Gehrig was born in New York City in 1903. A standout football and baseball player, Gehrig signed his first contract with the New York Yankees in April 1923. Over the next 15 years he led the team to six World Series titles and set the mark for most consecutive games played. He retired in 1939 after getting diagnosed with ALS. Gehrig passed away from the disease in 1941.

Henry Louis Gehrig was born in the Yorkville section of Manhattan in New York City, on June 19, 1903. His parents, Heinrich and Christina Gehrig, were German immigrants who’d moved to their new country just a few years before their son’s birth.

The only one of the four Gehrig children to survive infancy, Lou faced a childhood that was shaped by poverty. His father struggled to stay sober and keep a job, while his mother, a strong woman who was intent on creating a better life for her son, worked constantly, cleaning houses and cooking meals for wealthy New Yorkers.

A devoted parent, Christina pushed hard for her son to get a good education and got behind her son’s athletic pursuits, which were many. From an early age, Gehrig showed himself to be a gifted athlete, excelling in both football and baseball.

After graduating from high school, Gehrig enrolled at Columbia University, where he studied engineering and played fullback on the football team. In addition, he made the school’s baseball team, pitching solidly for the club and earning the nickname Columbia Lou from adoring fans. In one famous game, the young hurler struck out 17 batters.

But it was Gehrig’s bat that appealed to the New York Yankees, who in April 1923, the same year Yankee Stadium first opened, signed Gehrig to his first professional contract. The deal included a $1,500 signing bonus, a fantastic sum for Gehrig and his family, which allowed him to move his parents to the suburbs and, more important, play baseball full-time. Read More…..Biography.com

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Lou Bega – Mambo No 5

Lou Bega – Mambo No 5

Lou Bega - Mambo No 5

How everything started:

In 1999 the Mambo fever which broke out in Germany arrives in more than 20 countries world-wide: “Mambo No.5” is #1 of the charts, hit of the year, newcomer of the year and all radio stations play the song again and again. Within short time Lou Bega infects the whole globe with “Mambo No.5”.

With his debut album “A little bit of Mambo” Lou Bega enters the top positions of the charts world-wide. In USA the successful album reaches #3 of the Billboard album charts. “A little bit of Mambo” is sold more than 7 million times world-wide. Only in USA he sold more than 3.5 million exemplars. His second single “I got a girl” reaches the top 20 of the charts in 5 countries.

Like no other Lou has been able to form his own style of music by blending elements of the 40s and 50s era with up to date grooves and sounds

Awards from all over the world bombard the down-to-earth artist. He receives the German music award ECHO in 2 categories and is nominated even five times. He is also nominated for the GRAMMY, in Cannes he receives the reputable WORLD MUSIC AWARD. Further awards like the BLOCKBUSTER ENTERTAINMENT AWARD in Los Angeles/USA, FESTIVAL BAR in Verona/Italy, the AMADEUS AWARD in Vienna/Austria as well as the BUNTE NEW FACE AWARD in Berlin/Germany and many more follow…

From 1999 till today Lou Bega tours together with his band and his exotic female dancers all over the world – highlights are e. g. the USA tour with CHER in 22 cities of the USA or “mega live shows” in South America. Rio de Janeiro, in Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo turn into boiling pots by Lou Bega. The artist’s world tour also stops on the Indian subcontinent where he performs in Bombay, New Delhi, Madras, Bangalore and Calcutta. The more than 200 European concerts inspire more than 3 million visitors. Also in Las Vegas, Tokyo, Moscow, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates Lou Bega’s shows cause great enthusiasm. International companies, princes and royal houses – beneath the King of Morocco – book Lou Bega and his live show for private or corporate events.                Read More…..lou-bega.com

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