Possibly best known for the maudlin hit "Johnny Walker", Marius Müller-Westernhagen has been a feature in German rock music since the mid-1970s. Marius is known for his energetic public concerts, and his fans know his anthemlike songs by heart.
While keeping away from the merely fashionable, Marius has nevertheless managed to reinvent himself every few years, and is popular with multiple generations of Germans. As a result of his singing which almost exclusively in German in a country where pop and rock are primarily performed in English, Westernhagen originally seemed destined for obscurity, but has managed to use this to his advantage, defining himself as a durable alternative to the perceivedly manufactured English-language hits of America and the UK.
Westernhagen remains little known outside the German-speaking countries.
Müller-Westernhagen has also acted in films and in radio.