Pepe Lienhard

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Pepe Lienhard (born Peter Rudolf Lienhard; 23 March 1946 in Lenzburg) is a Swiss bandleader and musician.

Life[edit]

Lienhard started a band called "The College Stompers" while he was still in school. He studied law at university but left without a degree in 1969 and founded a professional big band sextet, the Pepe Lienhard Band, with which he released numerous albums. Their first success came with "Sheila Baby". The group came sixth p at the Eurovision Song Contest 1977 with the song "Swiss Lady".[1]

The band accompanied Udo Jürgens on his tours from 1982 and made several appearances with other stars such as Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra.

In addition to his continued performances, Lienhard composes arrangements in a variety of styles.

Successful songs[edit]

  • "Sheila Baby"
  • "Swiss Lady"
  • "My Honeybee"

Discography[edit]

  • Saxy LiebesTraum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Pepe Lienhard Band". Eurovision. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Peter, Sue and Marc
with "Djambo, Djambo"
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
1977
Succeeded by
Carole Vinci
with "Vivre"