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BIRTHDAY: April 12, 1956

 
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Herbert Grönemeyerbutton.gif (123 bytes) Herbert Grönemeyer was born in Göettingen on April 12, 1956. During the 1980s and into the 90s, Grönemeyer has become one of Germany's most popular singers, as well as acting in several films.

button.gif (123 bytes) Grönemeyer created his first tape of music at the age of 12, but began his journey into entertainment with acting roles in the 1978 films Uns Reicht Das Nicht and Daheim Unter Fremden.

button.gif (123 bytes) In 1979, released Ocean Orchestra as a member of the group, Ocean, followed by the solo releases: Zwo in 1981, Total Egal in 1982, Gemischte Gefühle in 1983. Also in '81, Grönemeyer appeared in 1981's critically acclaimed film, Das Boot (The Boat).

button.gif (123 bytes) In 1984, Grönemeyer hit it big in Germany with the release of Bochum and the single "Männer."

button.gif (123 bytes) The success Grönemeyer found in Germany continued and expanded internationally with each subsequent release: Sprünge in 1986, Ö in 1988, Luxux in 1990, and Chaos in 1993.

button.gif (123 bytes) A remix LP, Cosmic Chaos, was released in 1994.

button.gif (123 bytes) In 1995, Grönemeyer released 2 live LPs: Unplugged Herbert from his appearance on MTV Unplugged at Potsdamer Babelsberg Studio (the first non-English act to do the concert series) and Grönemeyer Live from the Chaos tour of '93 and '94.

button.gif (123 bytes) In 1996, Chaos was also recorded in English with translation help from Andy Partridge of XTC. The track "Chaos" can also be found on the soundtrack for Far Away, So Close.

button.gif (123 bytes) After a 5 year hiatus from studio recordings, Bleibt Alles Anders was released in 1998.

Live 8 DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) On July 2nd, 2005, Grönemeyer performed in Berlin, Germany, as part of the worldwide Live 8 concerts. The mission of the concerts was to raise awareness of the on-going poverty in Africa and to pressure the G8 leaders to take action by doubling aid, canceling debt, and delivering trade justice for Africa.


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