Legal name: Heinz Georg Kramm
Heino (born 13 December 1938 as Heinz Georg Kramm) is a German singer of popular music (Schlager) and traditional Volksmusik. Having sold a total of over 50 million records, he is one of the most successful German musicians ever.
Known for his baritone voice and trademark combination of light blond hair and dark sunglasses (which he wears due to exophthalmos), Heino resides in the town of Bad Münstereifel, where he owned a cafe until June 2012. His interest in music started when his mother gave him an accordion in 1948, although his family could barely afford it.
- ^ "Heino vs. Campino: Ich habe 50 Mio Platten verkauft – das schaffen die nicht mehr - Rolling Stone". Rollingstone.de. 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
- ^ Heino closes his cafe
- ^ "Home". Heino.de. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
- ^ "The Stories of 10 People Featured on Historically Bad Album Covers". Mental Floss. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2013-08-15.