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Gerhard Höllerich (25 January 1943 – 9 October 1991), known professionally as Roy Black, was a German schlager singer and actor, who appeared in several musical comedies and starred in the 1989 TV series, Ein Schloß am Wörthersee.
|Birth name||Gerhard Höllerich|
|Born||25 January 1943|
Bobingen, Bavarian Swabia, Germany
|Died||9 October 1991 (aged 48)|
Heldenstein, Bavaria, Germany
Born in Bobingen, Bavarian Swabia, Germany, Black attended the Holbein Gymnasium in Augsburg and, aged 20, founded the rock and roll band Roy Black and His Cannons. His stage name derived from his black hair and his idol, Roy Orbison.
Roy Black and His Cannons achieved some local fame and were offered a recording contract with Polydor Records. However, his record producer Hans Bertram decided on a solo career for Black, and a switch to romantic songs for his protégé, a decision which soon led to nationwide fame. In 1966, his single "Ganz in Weiß"—a romantic song about marrying in white—sold in excess of one million copies by the end of 1967. His 1969 song "Dein schönstes Geschenk", sold one million copies by May 1970, having spent nine weeks at number one in the German chart.
There is a small monument to Black in Velden am Wörthersee, Austria
During the night of 18 September 2020 the monument, which had been renewed a few days earlier, was stolen by still unknown perpetrators.
On 22 September 2020 the Bust, which had been stolen, turned up in the garden of an inn in Velden. 
- 1966 - Roy Black
- 1967 - Roy Black 2
- 1968 - Ich denk' an Dich
- 1969 - Ich hab' Dich lieb
- 1969 - Concerto d'amour
- 1970 - Im Land der Lieder
- 1970 - Für Dich allein
- 1971 - Wo bist Du?
- 1971 - Eine Liebesgeschichte
- 1972 - Träume in Samt und Seele
- 1972 - Wunderbar ist die Welt
- 1973 - Grün ist die Heide
- 1973 - Hier und mit Dir
- 1974 - Roy Black und die Fischer-Chöre (with the Fischer-Chöre)
- 1976 - Liebe, wie sie Dir gefällt
- 1978 - Neue Lieder
- 1986 - Herzblut
- 1988 - Schwarz auf weiß
- 1989 - Ein Hauch von Sinnlichkeit
- 1990 - Zeit für Zärtlichkeit
- 1991 - Rosenzeit
- 1966: Bravo Otto in silver
- 1967: Bravo Otto in gold
- 1968: Bravo Otto in gold
- 1968: Goldene Europa
- 1969: Bravo Otto in gold
- 1970: Bravo Otto in gold
- 1970: Goldene Europa
- 1971: Bravo Otto in silver
- 1971: Goldene Europa
- 1972: Bravo Otto in bronze
- 1972: Krawattenmann des Jahres
- 1980: Hermann-Löns-Medaille
- 1981: Goldene Stimmgabel
- 1984: Goldene Stimmgabel
- 1989: Goldene Stimmgabel
- 1990: Goldene Stimmgabel
- Paradies der flotten Sünder (1968), as Nick Dreamer
- Always Trouble with the Teachers (1968), as Peter Hartung
- Our Doctor is the Best (1969), as Dr. Leonhard Sommer
- Help, I Love Twins (1969), as Andy Hard
- When You're With Me (1970), as Chris Bergen
- Who Laughs Last, Laughs Best (1971), as Robby Mertens
- Wenn mein Schätzchen auf die Pauke haut (1971), as Kristian Wernher
- The Reverend Turns a Blind Eye (1971), as Michael Springer
- Kinderarzt Dr. Fröhlich (1972), as Dr. Hannes Fröhlich
- The Heath Is Green (1972), as Norbert
- Old Barge, Young Love (1973), as Mark Tanner
- Schwarzwaldfahrt aus Liebeskummer (1974), as Hannes Cremer
- Ein Schloß am Wörthersee (1990–1991, TV series), as Lennie Berger
- Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. pp. 201 & 254. ISBN 978-0-214-20512-5.
- Doc Rock. "The Dead Rock Stars Club 1990–1991". Thedeadrockstarsclub.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
- GERMAN Kronen Zeitung. "Büste von Roy Black abgebrochen & gestohlen". Retrieved 18 September 2020.
- GERMAN Kronen Zeitung. "Büste von Roy Black ist wieder da!". Retrieved 22 September 2020.