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Daisy Door found fame in 1971 with the song Du lebst in deiner Welt (Highlights of My Dream), composed and produced by Peter Thomas for an episode of German TV series Der Kommissar (The Police Inspector) entitled Als die Blumen Trauer trugen (The Day the Flowers Were Mourning). She lent her voice – uncredited – to the actress Sylvia Lukan. The day after the episode was broadcast, fans rushed to the record shops to try to get their hands on the track. It was not available on record at the time and had to be pressed by the label, Ariola, in super-fast time. Within three months, more than 500,000 records had been sold. The song earned Daisy three appearances on German music series ZDF Hit Parade between December 1971 and February 1972. None of her subsequent singles achieved comparable success. Today, Du lebst in deiner Welt is considered an example par excellence of a one-hit wonder.
Daisy Door sang another Peter Thomas composition entitled Oh, Oh, Oooh, Ei Ei Ei – wo immer es auch sei (Oh, oh, oooh, ei ei ei – wherever it may be), all about the mystery of the stolen ‘concert A’. In this original Peter Thomas track, the so-called ‘Pariser Stimmung’ (‘French pitch’) – a variation of concert A from the 1700s measuring 409Hz – is stored in a 2-metre-long glass case in a Parisian museum. When this concert pitch is stolen, the world is cruelly deprived of music – an event reflected in the Dadaist vocal chaos of the song. When it is found again, the world embraces the music it thought it had lost. When one knows the story, the lyrics make a little more sense – but as always with Peter Thomas, there is more than a hint of the bizarre.
The little elephant was Peter Thomas faithful companion. Holding in his trunk the “concert A” with 400 Hertz.