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'''Heino''' (born 13 December 1938 as '''Heinz Georg Kramm''') is a [[Germany|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 of all time<ref>{{cite web|author= |url=http://www.rollingstone.de/news/meldungen/article376097/heino-vs-campino-ich-habe-50-mio-platten-verkauft-das-schaffen-die-nicht-mehr.html |title=Heino vs. Campino: Ich habe 50 Mio Platten verkauft – das schaffen die nicht mehr - Rolling Stone |publisher=Rollingstone.de |date=2013-02-21 |accessdate=2013-08-15}}</ref>
 
KnownHeino is known for his baritone voice and [[trademark look|trademark]] combination of light [[blond hair]] and dark [[sunglasses]] (which he wears due to [[exophthalmos]]),. HeinoHe resideslives in the town of [[Bad Münstereifel]], where he owned a [[cafe]] until June 2012.<ref>[http://www.rp-online.de/panorama/leute/zu-besuch-bei-heino-und-hannelore-aid-1.2873253 Heino closes his cafe]</ref> His interest in music started when his mother gave him an [[accordion]] in 1948, although his family could barely afford it.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.heino.de/index.php?action=bio |title=Home |publisher=Heino.de |date= |accessdate=2013-08-15}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://mentalfloss.com/article/28961/stories-10-people-featured-historically-bad-album-covers |title=The Stories of 10 People Featured on Historically Bad Album Covers |publisher=Mental Floss |date=2011-10-10 |accessdate=2013-08-15}}</ref>
 
== Life ==
Until 1945, Heino lived with his mother and his older sister Hannelore in Pomerania. In 1945 he began school in [[Großenhain]] ([[Saxony]]). After 1952 he went to Düsseldorf where he initially trained as a [[baker]] and [[confectioner]].<ref name="Official Web Site"/> In June 1959 he married 18-year-old Henriette Heppner. They had one son, Uwe, born in 1962, and subsequently divorced. He married his second wife, Lilo Kramm, in 1965; their marriage ended in divorce in 1978. Lilo died of cancer on 28 January 2010.
 
In 1968, he became the father of an illegitimate daughter, Petra. The mother died in 1988 and the daughter in late November 2003, both by suicide.
 
Heino met his third wife, Hannelore Auersperg, in 1972 at the Miss Austria contest in Kitzbühel. They were married in April 1979, and she became his manager. The couple lives in Bad Münstereifel. In 2004, Hannelore suffered a heart attack, which was one reason Heino curtailed his career.
 
==Music==
In 1961, he first appeared on the trio OK Singers. Most of his recordings were pop versions of traditional folk songs; for example, "Blue Blooms the Gentian" ("Blau blüht der Enzian"), an adaptation of the folk song "The Swiss Maiden" ("Das Schweizermaedel").
 
His stage name comes from his sister Hannelore's difficulty pronouncing his given name "Heinz Georg".<ref name="Official Web Site" />
 
In 1961, he first appeared onin the trio OK Singers. Most of his recordings were pop versions of traditional folk songs; for example, "Blue Blooms the Gentian" ("Blau blüht der Enzian"), an adaptation of the folk song "The Swiss Maiden" ("Das Schweizermaedel").
 
In February 2013, Heino released a new album, called "Mit freundlichen Grüßen" (''Yours sincerely''), which topped the German album charts. The record is a collection of cover versions of popular German songs from [[Die Ärzte]], [[Peter Fox (musician)|Peter Fox]], [[Rammstein]] and others. It is as such a Pop-Rock/Metal-record instead of Heino's typical Schlager and Volksmusik style. The album earned Gold for being sold over 100,000 times.
In December 2014, Heino released a new album, "Schwarz blüht der Enzian" (''[[Gentiana|Gentian]] blooms black''), referring to one of his greatest hits "Blau blüht der Enzian" (''Gentian blooms blue'') and to the Rock-/Metal style of the record in which some of his own songs and traditional German [[Volksmusik]] are covered.
 
In November 2016, Heino announced the release of his new Christmas album, "Mit weihnachtlichen Grüßen" (''With Christmas greetings''), the album alsowhich includes a duet with fellow singer Sarah Jane Scott.<ref>{{cite web|author= |url=http://www.heino.de/index.php/aktuelles/96-mit-weihnachtlichen-gruessen.html |title=Mit weihnachtlichen Grüßen |publisher=Heino.de |date= |accessdate=2016-11-17}}</ref>
 
==Other==
Since 1996, Heino has owned a café in [[Bad Münstereifel]].<ref>{{cite web|author= |url=http://www.morgenpost.de/vermischtes/stars-und-promis/article1824552/Heino-gibt-Bambi-aus-Aerger-ueber-Bushido-zurueck.html |title=Volkssänger ist empört: Ärger über Bushido - Heino gibt Bambi zurück - Vermischtes - Stars & Promis - Berliner Morgenpost |publisher=Morgenpost.de |date= |accessdate=2013-08-15}}</ref>
 
==Select list of songs==