Marius Müller-Westernhagen

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Marius Müller-Westernhagen in February 2010

Marius Müller-Westernhagen (6 December 1948 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German actor and musician.

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 anthem-like 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 language 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 perceivably 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.


  • 1975: Das erste Mal
  • 1976: Bittersüß
  • 1977: Ganz allein krieg ich's nicht hin
  • 1978: Mit Pfefferminz bin ich dein Prinz
  • 1980: Sekt oder Selters
  • 1981: Stinker
  • 1982: Das Herz eines Boxers
  • 1983: Geiler is' schon
  • 1984: Die Sonne so rot
  • 1985: Laß uns leben – 13 Balladen
  • 1986: Lausige Zeiten
  • 1987: Westernhagen
  • 1989: Halleluja
  • 1990: Live
  • 1992: Jaja
  • 1994: Affentheater
  • 1996: Keine Zeit (Soundtrack zum Film Keine Zeit)
  • 1998: Radio Maria
  • 2000: So weit ... – Best of
  • 2002: In den Wahnsinn
  • 2005: Nahaufnahme
  • 2009: Williamsburg
  • 2011: Hottentottenmusik (Live)
  • 2014: Alphatier

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