In 1979 he was head of the music publisher “Francis, Day & Hunter” (now “EMI
Music Publishing”) in Hamburg. He gave me a chance to record my first solo
album “Fantásia”. After the music had been recorded it turned out that
record companies had only very little interest in instrumental music. Gerd
was stubborn, though, and finally succeeded in landing a contract with “Phonogram”.
Later, he moved to Nashville, and I hope he is doing fine there.