Udo Lindenberg is one of the most influential German rock singers of all time. Developing a unique style mixing straight-ahead rock with occasional jazzy or symphonic influences and witty lyrics, he was the first to show that rock music with German lyrics was acceptable and could even be internationally successful. Starting off in the beginning of the '60s in several jazz bands, he came to Hamburg in 1968, where he met Inga Rumpf, another influential German rock singer, and finally founded his first band, Free Orbit. After a short jazz stint as a drummer in Klaus Doldinger's band Passport, and an English-language debut album, he started writing German lyrics and released his German debut, Daumen im Wind (1972). His next album, Alles Klar auf der Andrea Doria (1973), provided his breakthrough in Germany and Lindenberg became the most ...
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