RIP my dear friend Peter Rehberg.
We travelled so many roads together. My first tours of USA, Japan and Australia were with him.
He persuaded me to make ‘Endless Summer’. At first it was supposed to be a double album – a ‘pop’ track followed by an ‘abstract’ track, and so on… I recall sitting in a Manhattan hotel room when Peter called to say: ‘Throw away all this abstract stuff – let’s make a pop album like nobody ever has heard before!’ He was the de facto producer of ‘Endless Summer’, a collaboration which proved to be very successful. I owe him so much.
We had met just two weeks ago and had talked about future re-release plans. Peter was building a new music scene here in Vienna – some even called it the ‘Third Viennese School’. He never really got credit for this work… The gap he leaves is enormous. I hope his legacy will remain.
My thoughts are with his family and friends.
I will miss him dearly.