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{{Infobox personmusical artist
{{Chinese name|Bao}}
| name = Heino
{{Infobox person
| nameimage = [[BaoHeino Xishun|Xishun- Bao]]Oktoberfest 2012.JPG
| native_namecaption = 鲍喜顺Heino, September 2012
| birth_dateimage_size = {{Birth date and age|1951|11|02}}
| birth_placebackground = [[Chifeng|Chifeng, Inner= Mongolia,solo_singer China]]
| residencebirth_name = [[Beijing|Beijing,Heinz Georg Kramm China]]
| heightalias = {{height|ft=7|in=8.95}}
| weightbirth_place = [[Düsseldorf]], [[Nazi = 364 lbGermany|Germany]]
| birth_date = {{Birth date and age|df=yes|1938|12|13}}
| death_date =
| origin =
| website = [http://www.heino.de/ Heino.de]
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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>
{{Chinese|s=鲍喜顺|t=鮑喜順|p=Bào Xǐshùn}}
Heino is known for his baritone voice and [[trademark look|trademark]] combination of light [[blond hair]] and dark [[sunglasses]] (which he wears due to [[exophthalmos]]). He lives 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>
'''Bao Xishun''' (also known as '''Xi Shun'''; born November 2, 1951) is a [[herder|herdsman]] from [[Inner Mongolia]], [[China]], recognized by ''[[Guinness World Records]]'' as one of the world's tallest living men. He was formerly certified as the tallest living man by the Guinness World Records. However, on September 17, 2009, [[Sultan Kösen]] overtook Bao Xishun as the tallest living man.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http://www.firatnews.com/index.php%3Frupel%3Dnuce%26nuceID%3D14002&sl=tr&tl=en |title=Dünyanın en uzun boylu insanı bir Kürt - Firat News Agency |date=2009-09-17 |accessdate=2010-02-06 |publisher=firatnews.com}}</ref>
==Career Life ==
Heino was born on 13 December 1938 in Düsseldorf-Oberbilk, [[Germany]] to Heinrich and Franziska Kramm. His father was a [[Catholic Church|Roman Catholic]] [[dentist]], his mother a [[Protestant]]. His grandfather was the [[organist]] at the Cathedral of [[Cologne]]. He also had two cousins who were Catholic priests. Heino's father was drafted into the German army during World War II, and was killed on 2 August 1941 during the invasion of the [[Soviet Union]].<ref name="Official Web Site">{{cite web|title=Heino - official web site - Biography|url=http://www.heino.de/index.php?action=bio|accessdate=2012-01-08}}</ref>
Bao Xishun claims to have been of normal height until he was sixteen years old. He served in the [[People's Liberation Army]] for three years. He later returned to Inner Mongolia to live with his mother and worked at the [[Chifeng]] City local hospital for several months. In 2005 he became the world's tallest man. Bao suffers from [[rheumatism]].
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 December 2006, Bao Xishun was asked by veterinarians to assist them in removing shards of plastic from the [[stomach]]s of two [[dolphin]]s. The dolphins had accidentally swallowed the shards, which had settled in their stomachs and caused a [[loss of appetite]] and [[depression (mood)|depression]]. Veterinarians had been unable to remove them, so Bao Xishun used his 1.06-metre-long arms to reach into the dolphins' stomachs and remove the plastic manually.<ref>{{cite news | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6178659.stm | title=World's tallest man saves dolphin | work = [[BBC|www.bbc.co.uk]] |accessdate = 2006-12-14 | date=2006-12-14| archiveurl= https://web.archive.org/web/20061214122658/http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6178659.stm| archivedate= 14 December 2006 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|url=https://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&pubid=968163964505&cid=1166097911876&col=968705899037&call_page=TS_News&call_pageid=968332188492&call_pagepath=News/News |title=World's tallest man saves choking dolphins |work=[[Toronto Star|www.thestar.com]] |accessdate=2006-12-14 |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20061218231014/http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar%2FLayout%2FArticle_Type1&c=Article&pubid=968163964505&cid=1166097911876&col=968705899037&call_page=TS_News&call_pageid=968332188492&call_pagepath=News%2FNews |archivedate=18 December 2006 |deadurl=no }}</ref>
In 1968, he became the father of an illegitimate daughter, Petra. The mother died in 1988 and the daughter in November 2003, both by suicide.
==Personal life==
Bao Xishun married saleswoman Xia Shujuan on March 24, 2007.<ref>{{cite news | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6502203.stm | title=World's tallest man gets married | work = [[BBC|www.bbc.co.uk]] |accessdate = 2007-03-28 | date=2007-03-28}}</ref><ref name="NZ_Herald_10431350">{{cite web |url=http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/2/story.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10431350 |title=World's tallest man finds (shorter) other half |date=28 March 2007 |work=[[The New Zealand Herald]] |accessdate=17 September 2011}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|title=World's tallest man ties knot |publisher=AP |url=http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/03/28/china.tall.ap/index.html |date=2007-03-28 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20070407185455/http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/03/28/china.tall.ap/index.html |archivedate=April 7, 2007 }}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=https://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070328/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_china_tallest |title=Home is where the heart is for world's tallest man |work=[[Yahoo!]] |accessdate=2007-03-28 |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20070331195536/http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070328/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_china_tallest |archivedate=2007-03-31 |deadurl=no |df= }}</ref> The Mongolian ceremony took place on July 12, 2007. Bao's son was born at a hospital in [[Zunhua]], [[Hebei]] province October 2, 2008.<ref>{{cite news|url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tall-idUSTRE4957AX20081006|title=World's tallest man becomes world's tallest dad|publisher=Reuters|author=Simon Rabinovitch|date=October 6, 2008|accessdate=December 25, 2015}}</ref>
Bao appeared on the eleventh episode of ''[[The Amazing Race 16]]'' as the pitstop greeter. The episode aired on May 2, 2010.
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.
==See also==
* [[List of tallest people]]
Heino has noticeable [[exophthalmos]] due to [[Graves' disease]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://einestages.spiegel.de/external/ShowAuthorAlbumBackground/a1291/l0/l0.html?sp=a1291&sp=l0&sp=l0#featuredEntry |title=Die hässlichsten Albumcover - Gruselkabinett im Plattenschrank - SPIEGEL ONLINE |publisher=Einestages.spiegel.de |date= |accessdate=2013-08-15}}</ref> For this reason, he always wears very dark glasses in public, which have become part of his trademark appearance. In a 2014 German newspaper story Heino was quoted as saying that he feels "naked" without them and that he had put in his will that he was to be buried with them on.<ref>http://www.t-online.de/unterhaltung/stars/id_70289534/heinos-letzter-wille-tod-mit-brille-.html</ref> Due to his light hair and skin, some initially believed he wore the glasses due to [[albinism]].
* [[Robert Wadlow]], tallest man in history
* [[Leonid Stadnyk]]
* [[Sultan Kösen]], current tallest man according to Guinness Book of Records
His stage name comes from his sister Hannelore's difficulty pronouncing his given name "Heinz Georg".<ref name="Official Web Site" />
* [[Yao Defen]]
* [[Gigantism]]
In 1961, he first appeared in 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").
* [[Chandra Bahadur Dangi]], shortest person in history
* [[Zeng Jinlian]], tallest woman in history
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''), which 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>
==Select list of songs==
* "Jenseits des Tales" (1966)
* "Wenn die bunten Fahnen wehen" (1967)
* "Wir lieben die Stürme" (1968)
* "Zu der Ponderosa reiten wir" (1968)
* "Bergvagabunden" (1969)
* "Bier her, oder ich fall um" (1969)
* "Wenn die Kraniche zieh'n" (1969)
* "Karamba, Karacho, ein Whisky" (1969)
* "In einer Bar in Mexico" (1970)
* "Hey Capello" (1970)
* "Mohikana Shalali" (1971)
* "Blau blüht der Enzian" (1972)
* "Carneval in Rio" (1972)
* "Tampico" (1973)
* "La Montanara" (1973)
* "Edelweiß" (1973)
* "Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuss"
* "Das Polenmädchen" (1974)
* "Die schwarze Barbara" (1975)
* "Komm in meinen Wigwam" (1976)
* "Bier, Bier, Bier" (1980)
* "Junge" ([[Die Ärzte]] cover, 2013)
* "[[Sonne (Rammstein song)|Sonne]]" ([[Rammstein]] cover, 2013)
* "Schwarz Blüht der Enzian" (2014)
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==External links==
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*[http://www.funnycoolstuff.com/2007/03/28/worlds-tallest-man-bao-xishun-has-married/ World’s tallest man, Bao Xishun, has married]
*[http://www.heino.de/ Heino's official website]
*[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/6295254.stm# A photo with his bride (picture 4) ]
*[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=468172&in_page_id=1811&ct=5 World's tallest man meets world's shortest man]
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*[http://www.worldsmostunique.com/worldstallestman.php Bao Xishun - World's tallest man]
{{succession box | before = [[Radhouane Charbib]]| title = [[List of tallest people|Tallest Recognized Person]]|years= January 15, 2005 &ndash; August 7, 2007 | after = [[Leonid Stadnyk]]}}
{{succession box | before = [[Leonid Stadnyk]]| title = [[List of tallest people|Tallest Recognized Person]]|years= August 20, 2008 &ndash; September 17, 2009 | after = [[Sultan Kösen]]}}
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