Gunter Gabriel

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Gunter Gabriel
Gunter Gabriel (cropped).jpg
Gabriel in 2006
Background information
Birth name Günter Caspelherr
Born (1942-06-11)11 June 1942
Bünde, Westphalia, Germany
Died 22 June 2017(2017-06-22) (aged 75)
Hannover, Germany
Occupation(s) Singer, musician, composer
Website www.guntergabriel.de

Gunter Gabriel (born Günter Caspelherr; 11 June 1942 – 22 June 2017) was a German singer, musician and composer.

Gabriel became famous in Germany as singer of Schlager songs.[1] Gabriel lived in Harburg, Hamburg.[2] He was a friend of Johnny Cash and introduced American Country music to German audiences, even covering some of Cash's songs in German.[3]

Gabriel was married four times and had four children. He fell down a flight of stairs a couple of days before his death and died of complications that occurred after multiple surgeries to fix his broken neck.[4]

Books[edit]

  • 2009: Gunter Gabriel, Oliver Flesch: Wer einmal tief im Keller saß. Erinnerungen eines Rebellen. Edel, Hamburg 2009, ISBN 978-3-941378-17-9.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tagesspiegel:Mein gößter Feind bin ich; accessed 22 June 2017.(in German)
  2. ^ interview with Gunter Gabriel, swr.de, 10 November 2009.(in German)
  3. ^ https://www.ndr.de/unterhaltung/events/Vom-Millionaer-zum-Tellerwaescher-Gunter-Gabriel,guntergabriel165.htmlhttps://www.ndr.de/unterhaltung/events/Vom-Millionaer-zum-Tellerwaescher-Gunter-Gabriel,guntergabriel165.html
  4. ^ "Country-Sänger Gunter Gabriel ist tot" (in German). Der Spiegel (online). Retrieved 22 June 2017. Hits wie "Hey Boss, ich brauch mehr Geld" machten ihn berühmt: Country-Sänger Gunter Gabriel ist laut Medienberichten im Alter von 75 Jahren gestorben. 

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