The ambitious Swiss electronic duo Yello comprised vocalist/conceptualist Dieter Meier (a millionaire industrialist, professional gambler, and member of Switzerland's national golf team) and composer/arranger Boris Blank. The two began collaborating in 1979, and debuted with the single "I.T. Splash." After a steady ascent, their star rose significantly with the inclusion of the 1985 single "Oh Yeah" in John Hughes' Ferris Bueller's Day Off. They consolidated their subsequent international success with 1988's "The Race," a Top Ten hit in seven countries. Next came a move into film, while maintaining a six-album run of Top Ten placings on the Swiss charts that stretched into the late '90s. Although Yello's releases became less frequent in the new century, the duo became even more successful in their homeland.