For Fans of Heino....

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1. Who is Heino?
Heino is the most successful German folk (Volksmusik) singer of all times. His characteristics are the blond hair, the omnipresent dark shades and the clear, baritone singing voice. He has sold more than 30 million records in the last 30 years and has become one of the most beloved and famous persons in the German speaking part of the world (98% of all Germans know him which is only surpassed by Bundeskansler Helmut Kohl's 99%). He was born on December 13th 1938 in Düsseldorf-Oberbilk, Germany and given the name Heinz Georg Kramm. Early on his mother and sister (his father died in WW2) gave him the nickname "Heino".

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2. How did he get started as a singer?
Though Heino is a fully trained baker and confectioner singing had his full attention early on. While serving his apprenticeship, he started playing the accordion. Quickly he caught up with the singing and had his stage debut in 1955. Having ended his education in 1960, he decided to make a living out of singing. In 1965 Heino was discovered by the agent Ralf Bendix (Dr. Karl-Heinz Schwab), and the debut single "Jenseits des Tales" sold more than 100.000 copies. His second single "Wenn die bunten Fahnen weh'n" earned gold.

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3. What are his career highlights?
Heino's carreer is slowly coming to an end, but the highlights are manifold. In 1968 he played his first U.S. concert, and he has returned many times. Beside the U.S. he has toured Canada and Australia, giving emigrated Germans a piece of "native soil". His jubilee album of 1975, "Heino - seine Großen Erfolge" sold 1.5 million copies. On March 18th. 1990 he played his first concert in the earlier DDR (East Germany) in Dresden. 150.000 people attended this first concert of the tour, which became a true triumphal procession.

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4. Is Heino married?
Yes! Heino is married to the lovely Hannelore (pictures elsewhere), with whom he often performs (in 1984 they even recorded the album "Die Liebe ist das Gold des Lebens" together as a duo). According to Heino they got together as a result of at least 36 fictional stories in "Bild" - they were supposed to have an affair, and in the end they started believing it was true. The 37th story was about their wedding. Hannelore is a divorced noblewoman (Princess of Auersperg), and in the beginning her fashionable Kitzbühl-friends wouldn't accept him. But Heino simply started singing, and all of a sudden they were family. Today they all love him. Hannelore is the practical person, taking care of everything from contracts to Heino's wardrobe (he admits that without her, he would look like a clown). Heino has a son (Uwe who's in his thirties) from an earlier marriage.

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5. What kind of woman turns Heino on?
The perfectly normal type, who could be a secretary. By the way, homosexuality gives Heino the creeps.

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6. Where does he live?
Heino has two homes, one in Bad Münstereifel (close to Köln/Cologne in Nordrhein-Westfalen) and according to "Der Spiegel" a tax haven in Switzerland. To get in contact with him or his manager, try visiting or writing to:

HEINO Künstler-Büro
Postfach 1270
D-53869 Bad Münstereifel
Fax: 02253 - 62 47
Buero@HEINO-online.de
Germany

Bad Münstereifel is also the place where you can visit the "Heino Rathaus-Café" (opened 06/21/1996). The Haselnuß cake is recommended, and Heino's sister works at the cafe about once a week.

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7. What does he do on a normal day?
On a perfectly normal day, Heino likes to go to bed early, turn on the TV and watch football (soccer). There are no reports of what his favourite team might be, but the song "Eine Träne von ihr" on the album "Einer von uns" is about how to get along in a relationship, when the man is a fan of Dortmund and the woman prefers Schalke 04. If Heino can't catch a football game, he then likes to watch 5-6 movies in a row. His favourite actor is Clint Eastwood (the one guy Heino would swap looks with), and if a movie doesn't have a happy end, Heino might just cry a little.

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8. Does Heino believe in God?
Heino is an orthodox Catholic who prays every day. He even goes to church every sunday, because, like he says, it's a short visit on earth for all of us. Heino doesn't rule out the thought of reincarnation.

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9. Was Heino ever on Letterman?
In a way, yes. He was featured in a joke on the show in the late 90s. First they showed a 10 second clip of Heino parading along some Bavarian country road with a bunch of Lederhosen-wearing guys stomping along behind him, chanting "Heute singen wir mit Heino, Heute singen wir mit Heino...". And then, David Letterman commented the clip: "Today we sing with Heino, tomorrow we conquer the world". It is also reported, that once when Letterman played bits of different funny albums, he held up a Heino record and said something like, "Look, kids! It's the new Heino record!" and played a bit from "Tom Dooley."
 
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Heino and Hannelore:



For those of you that mocked his Liebe Mutter album cover (perhaps by comparing Heino to Gareth from The Office doing a Roy Orbison impression), I hope you are eating your words (perhaps with Kaiserschmarrn).

I draw your attention to the following:

By the way, homosexuality gives Heino the creeps.
I assume that is not a mis-translation of "the willies".
 
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Stop now, MrPRVD! This has progressed from a mere interest in Heino to something more sinister - we'll next hear of you being dragged kicking & screaming from Heino & Hannelore's garden by the Bundespolizeien and a full diplomatic incident will ensue. STOP NOW I beg of you, it's not too late! :D
 
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I would not even spend 2 Euros for Heino shades. I hate his music all the way.
Maybe it´s true that 97% of Germans citizen do know him but at least 96% don´t like him. Playing his songs is a violation of the Geneva conventions.
 
#7
Apologies - I missed out the little winking smiley at the end of my post. I don't like the Great Heino that much (and never heard of him until I found his album cover) and the Ebay story was a fiction. :oops:
 
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MrPVRd said:
Apologies - I missed out the little winking smiley at the end of my post. I don't like the Great Heino that much (and never heard of him until I found his album cover) and the Ebay story was a fiction. :oops:
Yeah, yeah... Too late to back-pedal now! :D
 
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Mobile_Infantry said:
I would not even spend 2 Euros for Heino shades. I hate his music all the way.
Maybe it´s true that 97% of Germans citizen do know him but at least 96% don´t like him. Playing his songs is a violation of the Geneva conventions.
Call yourself a real German! You should be thrown out of the Bundeswehr for insulting a national institution!!!!

Heino rocks!!

PS. Where can I buy some Heino shades?
 
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Maybe we should also mention the fact that Heino is a closet-Nazi, who saw nothing wrong in recording the German National Anthem, including the first verse, which starts with:

"Deutchland, Deutschland über alles,"

Instead of starting with the second verse, as is German law, for the first verse is prohibited:

"Dreistigkeit und Frech- und Geilheit,"

Worth considering?

MsG
 
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Bugsy7 said:
Instead of starting with the second verse, as is German law, for the first verse is prohibited:

"Dreistigkeit und Frech- und Geilheit,"
Careful, Bugsy, careful. :twisted: Not quite the second, rather the thjird, even though your "second" has something to it. Something... inexplicably appealing.

As for Heino, I actually don't know anyone over the age of 85 who likes him. Makes everyone shudder.
 
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Fraulein said:
Bugsy7 said:
Instead of starting with the second verse, as is German law, for the first verse is prohibited:

"Dreistigkeit und Frech- und Geilheit,"
Careful, Bugsy, careful. :twisted: Not quite the second, rather the thjird, even though your "second" has something to it. Something... inexplicably appealing.

As for Heino, I actually don't know anyone over the age of 85 who likes him. Makes everyone shudder.
You're perfectly right, of course. Eine Frage des Alters, schätze ich.
But Heino realy is a j***ing Nazi, explained by his friendship with Schönhuber and Co and also his deep association with Michael Kühnen - which probably took rather a dive when Kühnen cramped his toes in April 1991 and it turned out he was a practising homosexual.

MsG
 

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