Musician,Industry Exec Frank Dostal Has Died Aged 71

HAMBURG, Germany (VIP-NEWS) — Frank Dostal died unexpectedly in the night of 18 April 2017 in Hamburg. Since 1994 Frank Dostal has been a member of the Supervisory Board of GEMA and since 2006 deputy chairman.

Frank Dostal was also the writer of Baccaras hit "Yes sir, I can boogie" and Vadder Abraham`s "song of the Smurfs"

Born in Flensburg in the 1960s, the musician became a singer of Hamburg`s Beat band Rattles and later, with the band Wonderland, a name which the musician Achim Reichel had co-founded. Later, Dostal worked mainly as lyrics. Thus, the song sung by Dieter Hallervorden "You, the tub is full" goes back to him. He also fought for the rights of musicians.

Professor Dr. Enjott Schneider, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GEMA, commented: "With Frank Dostal, we loose not only an exceptional personality in the musical landscape, but above all an experienced and exceedingly valued colleague. Frank Dostal always understood his commitment and his merits in the actual work as honorary office for the community of music-makers. His persevering and always personal commitment to the rights of the musicians will be wanting to us all. "

Dostal leaves two adult children and his wife Mary. She was the bassist of the Liverpool girl-beat band The Liverbirds and is also active in the music business. – Staff Writers