News Archive 2016


27 December 2016:

Phil Pickett has left

The following words are taken from the 2016 re-release of the book "SAILOR - The Official Biography" by James McCarraher, page 255.
I found this message about Phil having decided to leave the band when I got and read the book a little while ago. Obviously something to share here. So this is what Phil says in the book:

"(...) With Georg deciding to give up live performances in 1995 and being replaced by the formidable virtuosity of Pete Lincoln, and afterwards other personnel changes over subsequent years including the arrival at various times of both of Henry's supremely talented sons, Tom, on drums, and Ollie, on lead vocals, I soldiered (or 'sailored!') on as the ship's anchorman throughout all these changes, having been (as recently reminded by Henry) the only consistent member of SAILOR since its formation in 1973. The sheer fun, laughter and special companionship of these years still make me smile every day of my life.
All referred to above are my dearest friends and I love them to bits, but sadly in regard to performing in future, all good things have to come to an end at some time, and earlier this year I too the decision with a heavy heart to no longer take part in live shows having given the performance aspect of my career the best part of my life for the last 40 years. Primarily, my decision was due not just to the question of 'Am I too old to be doing this?' (which is rubbish - as long as the audiences are there, why on earth not if you can still stand up!) but also due to regularly growing management and recording committments - that, and a need after 40 years to occasionally enjoy home life at weekends and not in a tent somewhere in Northern Europe!
But how can one 'leave' something that is so firmly embedded in one's soul? Or the part that I have played in the unique, revolutionary and incomparable musical adventure that is SAILOR? This is something I find very hard to imagine. Also having such close association with the name for so long, I supposed it's hard to use the word 'never' when it comes to recording again - or even on a VERY special occasion, perhaps even a 'final' performance somewhere if the circumstances were exceptional. We will see...
But right now, this is a special moment for me to share with you and savour as I thank everyone in the SAILOR family, especially my band colleagues, all those that over the years have helped SAILOR in a professional capacity, my own family, James, who has written this book you are reading - and above all, the loyalty and devotion of our many fans... from the bottom of my heart, thank your for making all of the music possible."
Phil Pickett June 22nd 2016

After this message, James' book continues by saying "SAILOR will continue, with Henry and Ollie at the helm. Coming to a theatre near you..."

Obviously this means that there will be some kind of new SAILOR out there on the stages for us. As soon as I know anything more about the how, where and when, you will of course find the information at this place right here.

We'll miss you aboard the SAILOR ship, Phil. Thanks for so many shows and years of music and fun and special memories. Thanks for being the only band member who was there at all my 118 SAILOR concerts. Ahoy!

All the best for the new year and thanks for your support of this little fan-website!

Best wishes and SAILOR-greetings,
~ Katrin
your webmaster



It is with deep sadness that I need to tell you that my brother Karsten Wagner passed away on 16 October 2016 after long illness. .
We shared almost all SAILOR and SAILOR-related journeys over the years and were lucky to become a part of a marvellous crew of band members, fans and friends.
We'll miss you, Cap K!

Thanks to Georg Kajanus for the lovely tribute on his Facebook page:

and to all SAILORs - old and new - and all the wonderful fans/friends out there for your support.

~ Katrin
your webmaster



20 November 2016:

  New FRONTM3N DVD released this month
with Pete Lincoln (ex-SAILOR, The Sweet), Peter Howarth (The Hollies) and Mick Wilson (10CC)

Still looking for a great Christmas present? The first live DVD of FRONTM3N - Pete Lincoln (The Sweet, SAILOR), Peter Howarth (The Hollies) and Mick Wilson (10CC) - will be released on 25 November 2016. It was recorded at their concert on 31 January 2016 at the Passionskirche in Berlin.
The three musicians already know each other since their work for Sir Cliff Richard in the 90s and have now started this special projects with songs from all their bands and projects.
I was lucky enough to see their very first concert on the day before this recording with some friends (in Krefeld, Germany on 30 January 2016) and it was simply marvellous.
Also check them out on their tour (dates at

Tracklist of the DVD:
Bus Stop, CoCo / Poppa Joe, The Things We Do For Love, What She Wants, Here I Go Again, Sandy, All At Sea, Love Is Like Oxygen, You Got It, Look Through Any Window, Rubber Bullets, Move It, Fox On The Run, Donna, He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother, A Glass Of Champagne, Carrie, I’m Not In Love, Long Cool Woman, Ballroom Blitz, The Air That I Breathe, Lucky Lips, Dreadlock Holiday

Order via the webshop at or other online stores like

Best wishes and SAILOR-greetings,
~ Katrin
your webmaster



20 September 2016:

Book: The Official Biography
by James McCarraher
Updated version of the 2004 book "A Glass Of Champagne - The Official SAILOR Story"

The one and only SAILOR biography by James McCarraher - which was originally released as "A Glass Of Champagne - The Official SAILOR Story" in 2004 - will be re-released this month by Wymer Press.
This new edition includes two brand new chapters (7,000 words) which bring the story bang up to date and is available now from

German fans: You can also find it on via this link:

Best wishes and SAILOR-greetings,
~ Katrin
your webmaster



28 June 2016:

Greetings from the Captains...

As you can see, there's not much happening in the SAILOR world at the moment - apart from the good news about ex-SAILOR Pete Lincoln's new album "Heartbeat" (see below) and his concert dates with The Sweet, FRONTM3N and his solo shows. So I thought I'd share those lovely photos from April 2016 with you when I met the two former SAILOR captains.

The photo with Pete Lincoln was taken during his tour with "Rock Meets Classic" (see below). The photo with Georg Kajanus was taken in London a few days later.

Check out Pete's news and concert dates at or at Pete's official Facebook page,
and Georg's news and updates at or at Georg's official Facebook page.

Best wishes and SAILOR-greetings,
~ Katrin
your webmaster



Updated 15 April 2016:

  New album by Pete Lincoln "Heartbeat" out soon
plus new video: "In A Heartbeat"

Here's ex-SAILOR captain Peter Lincoln proudly presenting you his new solo album "Heartbeat" which will be released available on 13 May 2016. You can order it via Amazon, iTunes etc.!

Pete says: "I'm absolutely delighted to report that I have got my new CD in my hands at last. The single "In A Heartbeat" is released on April 8th and the album 13th. Just got to hope people like it now!!"

Also check out Pete's wonderful new video for the single "In A Heartbeat" right here:

Pete Lincoln with The Sweet at "Rock Meets Classic"

At the moment Pete Lincoln and Andy Scott of The Sweet are part of a very special tour named very special tour named "Rock Meets Classic" in Germany and Switzerland with the Mat Sinner Band and the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague and various other rock stars.
I've brought you some marvellous impressions from the opening night in Würzburg (Germany) on 30 March 2016. The songs are "Action", "Fox On The Run", "Love Is Like Oxygen" and "Ballroom Blitz" (featuring Doro).

Best wishes and SAILOR-greetings,
~ Katrin
your webmaster


04 April 2016:

Spring sale at the

Due to the recent closure of the SAILOR Shop from Werner Blessing you can now get the a special Spring offer from him in this package.

Details about it can be found here.

E-mail Werner at to order!

Best wishes and SAILOR-greetings,
~ Katrin
your webmaster


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