Henry Valentino

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Hans Blum
Also known as Henry Valentino
Born (1928-05-28) May 28, 1928 (age 89)
Origin Linden, Hannover
Genres Pop music, schlager
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1948–present
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",[1] 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:


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".

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  1. ^ "German Label in MIDEM Launch". Billboard. February 11, 1978. p. 56. 

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