Klaus Wunderlich

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Klaus Wunderlich
Klaus Wunderlich
Background information
Born(1931-06-18)18 June 1931
Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
Died28 October 1997(1997-10-28) (aged 66)
Engen, Baden-Württemberg
GenresClassical, pop, jazz, folk, easy listening
InstrumentsKeyboard instruments, percussion
Years active1947–1997

Klaus Wunderlich (18 June 1931 – 28 October 1997) was a German musician.


Wunderlich was born in Chemnitz.[1] He played the Hammond organ during the first half of his career, briefly used Moog synthesizers and later switched to Wersi organs with which he created his own unique electronic sound. He was open to different music styles and played classical, operetta, Broadway musical, as well as popular music. He sold more than 20 million records all over the world and received 13 golden albums as well as one golden cassette.[2]

He died in Engen from a heart attack, and was subsequently buried in the Alter Friedhof at Sindelfingen.[3]

Some of his work was incorporated into the Soviet cartoon, Nu Pogodi!

Discography (small selection)[edit]

Wunderlich released more than one hundred albums,[4] of which thirteen LP's and one music cassette was credited with gold.[2] In the following overview the chart positions in Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are given:[5]

Year Title Country Peak Weeks
1965 Hammond-Feuerwerk Germany 24 4
1966 Barmusik - 28 Melodien, die man nie vergißt Germany 28 4
1969 Hammond Pops III Germany 10 12
1971 Hammond Pops 6 Germany 41 12
1975 The Hit World Of Klaus Wunderlich United Kingdom 27 8
1976 Speelt voor u 28 wereldbekende melodieën Netherlands 2 12
1978 The Unique Klaus Wunderlich Sound United Kingdom 28 4
1979 The Fantastic Sound Of Klaus Wunderlich Netherlands 2 17
1979 The Fantastic Sound Of Klaus Wunderlich United Kingdom 43 5
1981 The Fantastic Sound Of Klaus Wunderlich vol. II Netherlands 13 24
1984 On The Sunny Side Of The Street United Kingdom 81 2


External links[edit]