|Also known as||Henry Valentino|
|Born||May 28, 1928|
|Genres||Pop music, Schlager|
|Labels||Sony Music, Zett|
Hans Blum (born May 28, 1928), more widely known as "Henry Valentino", is a German singer-songwriter. Henry Valentino is widely known in Germany for his distinct musical style, which has been the inspiration of a whole generation of German musicians.
Valentinos's recordings have included commercially successful hit single "Im Wagen vor mir", which is widely recognized in Germany. In later years, with the advent of Internet and YouTube, it has come to be seen as a stereotype representation of German music.
Major studio albums:
- 1991: Im Wagen vor mir
- 1997: ...Etwas für Liebhaber
- 1999: Zu Zweit Macht's Mehr Spass
- 2001: Henry Valentino's Hitbox
- 2004: Ich Hab' Dein Knie Geseh'n
- 2006: Eine Liebe Ist Wie ein Lied
Henry Valentino has been a major inspiration for a long range of German musicians and have enjoyed an extensive international recognition for the hit single "Im Wagen vor mir".
A character named Henry Valentino has made an appearance as a Terran hero in the Dendroid war in the epic sci-fi game "Until Death Occurs 3: The Dendroid War".
- "German Label In MIDEM Launch". Billboard. 11 February 1978. p. 56.