Udo Lindenberg

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Udo Lindenberg, 2014
Udo Lindenberg in Bonn, 2005

Udo Gerhard Lindenberg (born May 17, 1946 in Gronau / Westf. ) Is a German rock musician , writer and painter . After starting a career as a drummer with bands and musicians such as City Preachers and Peter Herbolzheimer in the late 1960s , he concentrated increasingly on singing and writing his own titles in the early 1970s. As one of the first rock musicians, he presented texts in German and thus helped German-language rock music to break through. Since then, Lindenberg has continuously developed into a leading and formative personality in the German music scene, and his recordings have achieved gold status in many cases . With his 34th studio album Stark wie Zwei , he topped the German charts for the first time in his career in 2008 at the age of 62 .

In the 1980s, Lindenberg devoted himself to the topic of intra-German relations in addition to his musical work . Despite great efforts, however, he was not allowed to perform with his panic orchestra in the GDR - apart from a supervised performance that took place in 1983 in front of a selected FDJ audience in East Berlin's Palast der Republik . A tour already planned for 1984 was canceled again by the government of the GDR. There was later a media-effective exchange of gifts when Lindenberg presented Erich Honecker with a leather jacket in 1987 , who in return received a shawm and finally gave Honecker an electric guitar on the occasion of his first visit to the Federal Republic of Germany .

Since the 1990s, Lindenberg has also appeared as a painter. A first exhibition in 1996 was followed by numerous others, including 2005 with the title Don't Panic. Udo Lindenberg's colorful republic in the House of History in Bonn. His works received increasing attention and are among others in the German Federal Chancellery . In 2010 the Federal Ministry of Finance issued two special stamps designed by it.

Udo Lindenberg has received numerous awards for his oeuvre . He has lived mainly in Hamburg since 1968 . Since July 2016 he has been an honorary citizen of his hometown Gronau / Westf.


Udo Lindenberg was born as the son of Hermine and Gustav Lindenberg, an installer. He has three siblings, the older brother Erich Lindenberg (1938–2006), who was a painter, and the younger twin sisters Erika and Inge.

Already in his childhood Lindenberg showed a pronounced sense of rhythm and he took every opportunity to drum. His first drum kit consisted only of gasoline drums. At the age of 15 he began training as a waiter in the Hotel Breidenbacher Hof in Düsseldorf and played as a drummer in old town bars. In an interview he described his original dream, which he later rejected, to hire as a waiter on the cruise ships of the world (quote: "My dream was always the big pots.").

Unsteady years followed, which took him via northern Germany and France to Libya . He got in touch with jazz musicians like Gunter Hampel . In 1963/64, at the age of 17, he played with Gerold Flasse and other musicians for a year near Tripoli in clubs at a US air force base, the Wheelus Air Force Base - today Mitiga International Airport . After his return he first went to his hometown Gronau for therapeutic treatment in order to process the experiences in Libya. He then began studying at the Westphalian School for Music in Münster . There he played with Steffi Stephan in the band Die Mustangs (also: Nico and the Mustangs ) and also helped out in Stephan's band Birds . After military service as a gunner in the rocket artillery in Wesel , Lindenberg went to Hamburg in 1968 , where he became the drummer of the band Die City Preachers , the first folk-rock band in Germany , that same year . With Jean-Jacques Kravetz and Hannelore Mogler , he pursued his own musical ambitions for the first time in the formation Kravetz and Lindenberg . The recordings of this band were published by Kravetz under the simple title Kravetz .



In 1969 Lindenberg founded the band Free Orbit together with Peter Herbolzheimer , with whom his first long-playing record (LP) appeared in October 1970 (Lindenberg: drums, vocals for six of the ten tracks). At that time he also worked as a studio and guest musician, for example with Michael Naura and Knut Kiesewetter . His qualities as a drummer enabled Lindenberg to collaborate with the jazz saxophonist Klaus Doldinger in Munich in 1970 . Lindenberg played drums in Doldinger's formation Motherhood and on the debut album of the formation Passport founded by Doldinger . Lindenberg also played the drummer for the title music for the ARD television series Tatort, composed by Doldinger . The first LP of the jazz rock formation Emergency , for which Lindenberg drummed, was not a commercial success in 1971. As a drummer he also worked on the first two albums from Niagara .

The LP Lindenberg (also in 1971 and still sung in English, with Steffi Stephan on bass) also flopped. The following year the first German-language LP was released, Thumbs in the Wind (produced by Udo Lindenberg and Thomas Kukuck , who also produced the next five albums together), of which just 7,000 copies were sold; However, the title Hoch im Norden became a radio hit as the B-side of the single Sommerliebe in Norddeutschland and made Lindenberg known nationwide. After a tour as drummer for the band Atlantis brought in 1973 by the Andrea Doria named Album Andrea Doria with the hits All clear on the Andrea Doria and Cello commercial breakthrough; the album sold over 100,000 times. Lindenberg quickly got the first million dollar contract with a German-speaking rock musician. In the monotony of German (especially German-speaking) music at the beginning of the 1970s, Lindenberg occupied a special position: he found a niche between internationally oriented krautrock and pop hits . Rock music in German had already been produced by bands like your children from Nuremberg or Ton Steine ​​Scherben with their singer Rio Reiser before him , but at that time they were mainly political and addressed more of a niche audience.

Lindenberg in the Hamburg Music Hall , 1974

Lindenberg's cheeky way of telling everyday stories (At Uncle Pö …) and his nuanced sense of language, however, were previously unheard. As a result, numerous musicians benefited from Lindenberg's pioneering work. For example, Stefan Waggershausen and Marius Müller-Westernhagen got their first record deals. There was later an out-of-court agreement with the long-time saxophonist Olaf Kübler about the authorship of Lindenberg's sayings . In 1973 Lindenberg went on tour with his "Panikorchester" for the first time. Numerous other records and tours followed. Lindenberg invented many of his art and cult figures such as Rudi Ratlos , Elli Pyrelli and Bodo Ballermann during these years .

In 1975 Lindenberg's first book, Albert Alptraum bis Votan Wahnwitz, was published . On the album Ball Pompös he succeeded in bringing contemporary social phenomena to the point in his song lyrics with puns . An example of this is the song Sorry, just a vacuum , which satirically illuminates certain behaviors in youth culture . Risky games thematize alcoholism as well as drug and drug abuse without raising a moral forefinger. In the follow-up album Votan Wahnwitz , the lyrics alternate between seriousness and wit and are exaggerated by imaginative musical structures. Examples of this are the songs Der Malocher and Elli Pyrelli .

The year 1976 turned out to be one of his most productive for Udo Lindenberg. In addition to the LP Galaxo Gang , I make you feel good , the first Best of Panik Udo and the first in a series of foreign-language publications: No Panic , on which Lindenberg intones his songs in English , appeared under the pseudonym “Das Waldemar Wunderbar Syndicat” . In the same year (and on another LP: Sister King Kong ) Lindenberg articulated the call for a "panic tour" through the GDR for the first time in the song Rock 'n' Roll Arena in Jena . In 1976 Lindenberg "discovered" Ulla Meinecke and produced her first two albums. She was guest and songwriter on the 1977 LP Panische Nights and the 1978 Dröhnland Symphony . On Lindenberg's Rock Revue (1978) he covered rock'n'roll classics (from Little Richard to the Beatles to the Rolling Stones ) with German lyrics together with Horst Königstein and then went on tour.

The following “Dröhnland Symphony” tour was staged by Peter Zadek as a show with a large stage, multimedia and a large number of costumed extras. The result was Lindenberg's first live album, Livehaftig . On it is a cover version of the song We Gotta Get Out of This Place by Eric Burdon , with which Lindenberg toured Germany in 1979. In the same year, Der Detektiv, the second rock revue, appeared on which other German cover versions of international hits such as Candle in the Wind by Elton John , Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf , My Little Town and As Time Goes By (from the film Casablanca ) can be found.

Udo Lindenberg lived in the " Villa Kunterbunt " in Rondeel 29 in Hamburg-Winterhude , where he also lived in a shared apartment with Otto Waalkes and Marius Müller-Westernhagen . Lindenberg's alliterations inspired Waalkes to create characters like Harry Hirsch, Susi Sorglos and others.


Lindenberg, 1987

In 1980 Lindenberg produced the film Panische Zeiten , in which he starred alongside Karl Dall , Hark Bohm and Eddie Constantine as an actor in a double role (as detective Coolman and himself). The record of the same name was released in the same year and Helen Schneider was a guest on the tour . 1981 appeared next to the single Why are wars there? , a duet with Pascal Kravetz , the 10-year-old son of the panic orchestra pianist, another book Rock and Rebellion - a panic panorama . The LP Udopia was produced in a complex and varied manner between hard rock and chanson in Nassau and New York.

After the extensive tour with Inga Rumpf's Reality , the double live album, Intensivstation , was released in early 1982, with recordings of the 1980s and 1981 tours. The last album in 1982 for his long-time record company Teldec is also the most unusual. Keule is also called Lindenberg's punk album. In addition to minimalist arrangements (body) , brutal rock (law) and texts full of biting social criticism, the cover with Lindenberg as a hairy Neanderthal is particularly out of place. The American musicians George Lynch (guitar), Juan Croucier (bass) and Mick Brown (drums), all three members of the band Dokken at the time , were also involved in the recordings for the album . In 1983 Lindenberg took on a role in the film Super alongside Renan Demirkan and directed by Adolf Winkelmann .

In 1983, the song Sonderzug nach Pankow from the LP Odyssey , an adaptation of Harry Warren's Chattanooga Choo Choo , became his greatest commercial success to date and sparked a discussion in the government of the GDR , as Lindenberg clearly expressed his desire to perform in the GDR are allowed ("All the Schlageraffen are allowed to sing ..."). As early as 1979, Udo Lindenberg had expressed his wish to appear in the GDR in a radio interview with the SFB , but this was strictly rejected internally by the chief ideologist Kurt Hager of the SED Politburo . In the following four years, however, the picture had shifted so much that Kurt Hager was changed.

On October 25, 1983, Udo Lindenberg was finally allowed to perform in the Palast der Republik in East Berlin . His 15-minute appearance there was extensively monitored by the GDR secret service, the Ministry for State Security . To mark the 30th anniversary of this event, the Stasi records authority published 108-page documentation in October 2013. Reinhold Beckmann , who experienced the event as a sound assistant for a camera team, produced the one-hour documentary The Udo Lindenberg Files with Falko Korth , which was broadcast in 2015.

“Götterhämmerung” tour, March 14, 1984, Ostwestfalenhalle , Kaunitz

Afterwards Lindenberg celebrated its tenth stage anniversary in the sold out Berlin Waldbühne in the west . The 1984 tour through the GDR went off despite the hymn Hallo DDR! canceled by the local government on the 1984 LP Götterhämmerung . The same year happened to the BAP group .

Götterhämmerung surprised just like its predecessor Odyssey with new sounds. Disco-funk (Commander Superfinger) is combined there with brash texts that are highly topical. You don't need a leader to take a clear stand on neo-Nazis . In 1985 Lindenberg was able to perform in Moscow after an extensive Sündenknall tour (LP in the spring with a cover version of I break the hearts of the proudest women ) . At this concert he sang the piece Why are there wars there in a duet with the famous Russian singer Alla Pugatschowa . In her stanza she changed the line of text “And I am afraid in this forest of nuclear missiles” to “I am afraid in this forest of western missiles” (Ja bojus w lesu is sapadnych raket), as heard on the LP Radio Eriwahn , whose A -Side contains new studio tracks (Moscow) and the B-side contains live recordings from the Moscow concerts.

In 1986 Gabi Blitz, the companion and private secretary of Lindenberg and the panic orchestra, died of a drug overdose. Lindenberg dedicated the ballad Horizont ("A couple like lightning and thunder ...") to her and landed another big hit with it.

The accompanying album Phönix is largely electronically dominated and contains (under the direction of Horst Königstein ) mainly settings of texts by Bertolt Brecht and songs by Friedrich Hollaender in modern versions. In 1987, Gabi Blitz was succeeded by Tom DeLuxe as Lindenberg's tour secretary. Udo's friend Herm Eiling from Gronau followed later. At the time of the fall of the Wall and afterwards, Erwin Hilbert was Lindenberg's private secretary and advisor. Arno Köster later took on the duties of a secretary.

Rock am Ring , 1987

In 1987, on the occasion of his first visit to the Federal Republic of Germany in Wuppertal , Lindenberg gave Erich Honecker an electric guitar with the inscription "Guitars instead of creaking" in addition to a leather jacket that had already been sent by post and in return received a shawm . This was used on the hymn to the "Secretary General" from the album Tierra del Fuego . The electric guitar can be seen in a retrospective Udo Lindenberg traveling exhibition, which, for example , was a guest at the Augustusburg hunting lodge near Chemnitz in 2012 and at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart in 2015 . The leather jacket was auctioned for 7,500  GDR marks at the 'VEB Jugendmode' in Rostock and is in the Rostock Cultural History Museum . For his first tour through the GDR, Lindenberg had to wait until after the fall of the Berlin Wall . In June 1988 he performed with numerous musicians, for example Michael Jackson , Pink Floyd and Nina Hagen , at the rock concert in front of the Reichstag in West Berlin . In 1988 the album Песни вместо писем / Songs Instead of Letters was released in the Soviet Union , which contains four songs by the artist Alla Pugatschowa on one LP side and five songs by Lindenberg on the other.

In 1988 Lindenberg dedicated the record of the same name to his mother Hermine, on which he performed songs from 1929 to 1988 as a chansonnier . This record also contains Marlene Dietrich's last sound recording ; recorded in 1987 in her Paris apartment, which she had not left for years, the tapes were brought to Lindenberg, who was waiting in a nearby café. In addition to original compositions, Hermine also features songs by Friedrich Hollaender, Theo Mackeben and texts by Erich Kästner . Lindenberg later continued this tradition with the LP Gustav (dedicated to his father), the Belcanto album and his Atlantic Affairs review. At the following Tierra del Fuego revue in 1988, the chansons and the hard rock of the panic orchestra collided. After that they went their separate ways.

The following album CasaNova was recorded completely in London and largely renounced rock in favor of ballads and slippery (piano teacher , dirty old man) . In 1989 Lindenberg presented his first autobiography , El Panico . Kieran and Lukas Hilbert from Tostedt , who were already on tour as guests in 1988, joined the panic orchestra. Under the management of their father Erwin Hilbert, the brothers took over the musical accompaniment of Lindenberg with drummers Jean Autret, Karl Allaut and Hendrik Schaper for several years. For example, they (co-) produced the album Bunte Republik Deutschland, which was released on time for the fall of the Berlin Wall and after surviving a heart attack in November 1989.


In January 1990 the new panic orchestra went on tour through the GDR for the first time. As a result, Live in Leipzig was banned on LP and video. For the album Ich will dich haben (1991) (with compositions by Annette Humpe and Inga Humpe ) Lindenberg again received a gold record. Lukas Hilbert was his "musical director" for a while. His father Erwin Hilbert worked on a total of ten Lindenberg albums as a text advisor and studio secretary. Lindenberg produced Lukas Hilbert's first solo album. Album after album appeared in quick succession. However, the great success did not materialize. The first videos ran on VIVA , for example:

  • And Eternal Rushes Die Linde (1996), which was rough and rocky and - in contrast to the previous albums - was produced "dance floor free" by Franz Plasa ( Echt / Selig ) and brought the reunification of the "old" panic orchestra on the following tour.
  • Belcanto , on which Lindenberg brings old hits and new songs and the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg in the chanson style of the 1920s and 1930s.
  • You can't run away , a new version of the Lindenberg song No Future , together with Freundeskreis and produced by 3P

On January 25, 1992, as part of the rock marathon to rescue youth radio DT64 , he dispatched a special train to Pankow that had been rented by fans from Saxony to travel from Leipzig to Berlin.

Udo's Liqueurelle

In addition to his musical activities, Lindenberg also increasingly appeared as a painter. He had his first exhibition in 1996, and many more followed. In December 2002, inspired and coordinated by Erwin Hilbert, he exhibited his cycle of paintings, The 10 Commandments, in the St. Jacobi Church in Hamburg. After the exhibition opened on April 29, 2005 in the House of History in Bonn, exhibitions of his works followed in cooperation with the Walentowski galleries in Werl (opening November 6, 2005) and Dresden (February 18, 2006). As a vernissage of the Walentowski Gallery Udo Lindenberg & more in the new Europa Passage , Hamburg , it began with a Udo Lindenberg exhibition. In addition, illustrated books about Lindenberg's works were published. Works by the "Strichers from St. Pauli", as he sometimes calls himself, are in the Chancellery and in the House of History. His Likörelle - paintings colored with alcoholic beverages - are just as bizarre as the ejaculator, where the canvas is splashed with the help of a drum kit.


Lindenberg with film festival director Dieter Kosslick at the Berlinale 2011

Musically Lindenberg drew attention again in 2002 with his revue Atlantic Affairs . He interpreted songs by German exiles from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. In addition to Yvonne Catterfeld and the Prince , Helge Schneider also appeared on the album with a saxophone solo. The accompanying film (with Horst Buchholz ) ran on ARD and the show (with Otto Sander and Ben Becker ) also took the band to China for two concerts. The album Panikpräsident from 2003 contained new recordings of old songs, recorded by the current line-up of the Panik Orchestra, including duets with Peter Maffay and Nena (on Horizont ). In 2004, on the occasion of his 30th stage anniversary, Udo Lindenberg went on tour with the motto “Deployment of the Giants”. Guests were Nina Hagen, Peter Maffay and again Eric Burdon. The concerts followed his musical career chronologically; a DVD of it has been released. In 2004 the autobiography was also published, in which it is revealed why Lindenberg has been wearing and cultivating his hat as a trademark since the early 1980s, and that Nena was one of his many loved ones. The autobiography was also published as an audio book, spoken by Ben Becker. RTL dedicated an own show to Lindenberg in the portrait series Absolut , in which he was on stage with Yvonne Catterfeld, among others.

On his 60th birthday in 2006 and after the appearance of further best-of productions ( women's choice with a selection of partly unpublished duets with colleagues), he received the 1 Live Krone for his life's work at the end of the year . Lindenberg performed together with Silbermond , Max Herre and Jan Delay . Lindenberg supported the latter on his album Mercedes Dance in the song Im Arsch; In the accompanying video, Lindenberg mimed the "godfather".

In 2006 Lindenberg was commissioned to design the artist edition of the anniversary edition of Meyer's Large Pocket Lexicon and to illustrate the cover of all 24 volumes - plus one volume with the lexicon DVD. Every single volume shows a different motif on the book cover, and as a special feature, all 25 book spines together make up the total work of art “The Human Family” in an orderly order. Udo Lindenberg about this work: “ The human family is a panopticon of colorful and bizarre contemporaries. Colorful, rich in detail and full of new perspectives. ”In March 2011, a second, identical edition of this artist's edition with 999 copies followed - this time published as Brockhaus Taschenlexikon .

In 2007, Lindenberg starred in the music video From the Same Star by Ich + Ich .

The album Stark wie Zwei was released on March 28, 2008 by Warner Music / Starwatch Music . It was Lindenberg's first regular studio album since 2000. The title Wenn Du sagst was released in advance on March 22nd as the first single . On the album Lindenberg worked with the artists Annette Humpe, Jan Delay, Silbermond, Till Brönner and Helge Schneider , among others . The producer was Andreas Herbig . The album, which was very well received by both fans and critics, entered the media control charts at number 1 immediately after it was released, making it Lindenberg's first album to achieve this position. In interviews he was also repeatedly surprised by this outstanding response. Overall, the album reached double platinum; so far around 630,000 albums have been sold.

Since 2009, the Black Forest distillery Weisenbach, in coordination with Udo Lindenberg, has been marketing various fine liqueurs as treats in a slim, black bottle with liqueur cells as labels and a black hat as a cap. From the sales proceeds, 1.50 euros per bottle go to the Udo Lindenberg Foundation .


On July 1, 2010, the Federal Ministry of Finance issued two special stamps designed by Udo Lindenberg : the 45 and 55 euro cent Andrea Doria and special train to Pankow motifs appearing as part of the News series . Lindenberg also caricatured himself on both stamps. Lindenberg donated the fee for the design to the Udo Lindenberg Foundation. Based on the design of the special stamps, Deutsche Post marketed two packsets of sizes S (special train to Pankow) and M (Andrea Doria) as so-called premium cardboard , which Lindenberg's partner Tine Acke helped design.

On January 13, 2011, the musical Hinterm Horizont with songs by Lindenberg premiered in Berlin at the Theater am Potsdamer Platz. The plot is based on the love story between him and the sung "girl from East Berlin".

On June 3, 2011, Udo Lindenberg completed a three-hour MTV unplugged concert in Kampnagel, Hamburg . The corresponding album MTV Unplugged - Live from the Hotel Atlantic was awarded five times gold for 500,000 sold units after just three months, and later three times platinum for 600,000 CDs sold. It has now been sold over a million times.

In the bet that ..? Broadcast on November 5, 2011, he sang a rewritten version of the song Mein Ding in honor of Thomas Gottschalk together with Clueso and guests . On a hunting lodge Augustusburg near Chemnitz by Lindesbergs friend and curator Manfred Better designed exhibition "Udo was from 18 August to 11 November 2012th The exhibition ”to see. It was dedicated to the complete works of the musician and artist Udo Lindenberg and showed more than 500 Lindenberg exhibits in fourteen rooms. The exhibition was previously held at Neuhardenberg Castle and the Museum of Art and Industry in Hamburg .

Cruise (2014)

After 2010, the shipping company TUI Cruises organized a third short cruise called Rockliner in 2014 with Udo Lindenberg , on which he performed with guests. In June 2014 Lindenberg gave two sold-out stadium concerts in Düsseldorf and Leipzig with 45,000 visitors per concert. On March 25, 2015, 32 years after the publication of the special train to Pankow , a track with the tune of Chattanooga Choo Choo , Lindenberg actually traveled in the BVG underground train from West Berlin to the east of the city to Pankow .

As part of the panic party 2015 , Lindenberg appeared in 2015 in the Hanoverian HDI-Arena , in the Berlin Olympiastadion and in the Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena . The special exhibition Porsche took place in the Porsche Museum from February 1 to April 12, 2015 . Panic. Power , where exhibits from Lindenberg's private collection were exhibited. He gave a concert to open this exhibition dedicated to him.

Simultaneously with the announcement of his new studio album, the single through the difficult times was released as an MP3 download at the end of February 2016 . On April 29th, the album Stronger than the Time was released, which like the previous album reached the top position in the German charts. On the subsequent live tour in 2016, Lindenberg u. a. in the large stadiums and halls of Leipzig, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich and Frankfurt am Main.

For the 70th anniversary of the national daily newspaper Die Welt , a special edition illustrated by Lindenberg was published on April 2, 2016.

At the beginning of July 2018, Lindenberg gave three unplugged concerts on Kampnagel (K6) in Hamburg , which were published on December 14, 2018 under the title MTV Unplugged 2 - Live by Atlantic . In front of the backdrop of two large sailing ships, Lindenberg was accompanied by a seven-member MTV Unplugged band, the “Pustefix-Bläsern”, the “Panik-Chor”, members of the NDR Elbphilharmonie-Orchester and guests like Jan Delay ( Hoch im Norden ), Andreas Bourani ( Radio Song ), Gentleman ( Little Boy ), Alice Cooper ( No More Mr. Nice Guy (So'n Ruf muss dir sein) ), Marteria ( Banana Republic 2018 ), Maria Furtwängler ( Are you from the KGB 2018 ), The Last Bandoleros ( Cowboy Rocker ) and Angus & Julia Stone ( Through the hard times (I'll Carry You) ). The panic orchestra was involved in three songs.

On March 19, 2018, Udo Lindenberg opened the permanent exhibition Panik City on Spielbudenplatz near the Reeperbahn. The so-called "Udo Lindenberg Experience", an interactive exhibition about Lindenberg's life, is presented in the exhibition rooms. In addition to videos and exhibits, the visitor can record Mein Ding himself in a simulated recording studio and draw Likörelle with tablets.

The Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig showed from 6 September to 1 December 2019, the exhibition nuances / Nuances of Udo Lindenberg.


In mid-January 2020, the film biography Lindenberg! Do your thing published, which focuses on the beginning of Lindenberg's career. Hermine Huntgeburth took over the direction, Jan Bülow plays the leading role, Julia Jentsch can be seen as the mother .

Song lyrics

Lindenberg's texts cover a broad spectrum. The songs deal with social as well as private and interpersonal issues. He uses a metaphor- rich language and knows how to tell stories with appropriate words. The author Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre described Lindenberg as "the greatest German post-war poet" and initiated a record on which celebrities such as Bryan Adams and Elke Heidenreich read Lindenberg texts ( Poesiealbum , 2004).

Wolfgang Müller from the art punk band Die Tödliche Doris said: “Lindenberg's first two records are among the best that have ever been written in the German language.” Rio Reiser , on the other hand, said: “What I never liked from the start was this so-called scene language that is sometimes so stupid, that no one speaks - thank God. That should be somehow proletarian, so relaxed - my God, people try hard to be relaxed. "

Lindenberg has been grappling with the political issues of his time since the late 1960s. Many of his songs, such as What are wars for , are an expression of his pacifist worldview. At the beginning of the 1980s he took a stand against the stationing of Pershing II medium -range nuclear missiles in the Federal Republic and SS-20 missiles in the GDR and spoke out both at the Rock for Peace concert in the GDR and at appearances at peace demonstrations in West Germany.

He criticized the environmental destruction in the play Grande Finale as well as social grievances and economic imbalances between North and South in the song Little Boy . In the songs Lady Whiskey and Mit dem Sakko nach Monaco (“I fell straight from the sky onto a double grain field”, as a metaphor for his birth) he described his own alcohol problems. At the same time, Udo Lindenberg pointed out the invigorating effects of legal and illegal intoxicants. In the song Nasses Gold from 2008, for example, it says : “Many a high level of science, symphonies and higher spheres / would not have come about if the colleagues had only remained sober.” Love and relationship are other topics that are discussed in his lyrics took up a lot of space, as in you made love gigantically and the cello . At the same time, the singer criticized the digital age, in which every human feeling was shaped by rational thoughts of profit, as in the song Der Deal , which he recorded together with Stefanie Kloß , the singer of Silbermond .


The Panikorchester is Udo Lindenberg's band and thus the “hard core” alongside many other artists who were and are at times involved in the performances and productions. August 13, 1973 is given as the foundation date, when the first concert with the band took place in Emsdetten . According to another account, the band's first concert took place in the Kolping House in Telgte . Since then, however, the panic orchestra has seen personnel changes time and again. Of the original founding members ( Steffi Stephan - bass, Gottfried Böttger - piano, Peter "Backi" Backhausen - drums, Karl Allaut - guitar, Judith Hodosi - saxophone), only Steffi Stephan is still there today. In the first year and a half, Hodosi and a little later Backhausen and Allaut got out.

He was succeeded by Olaf Kübler and the two guitarists Helmuth Franke and Thomas Kretschmer , who had been involved in Lindenberg's records as studio musicians before 1973. After further changes and new line-ups (including Keith Forsey - drums, Roger Hook - guitar), Jean-Jacques Kravetz (piano, in the studio since 1973) and Bertram Engel (drums), who are still active with Lindenberg today , joined in 1976 . In the same year guitarist Paul Vincent (until 1979 - composed the title melody for Aufachse ) also joined and Gottfried Böttger left the band for good. In the 1980s, the panic orchestra developed with the entry of Hannes Bauer (guitar, since the “Heizer” tour in 1980), Hendrik Schaper (keyboards, since the “Odyssey” tour in 1983) and Carl Carlton (guitar, since 1986) finally to the line-up that still exists today (or again).

The studio LPs from that time mostly have the panic orchestra in their subtitles, but most of the albums were recorded by a number of (changing) studio musicians. Since Odyssey (1983) at the latest , Lindenberg began to experiment with different sounds. The LPs became more pop and electronics-heavy. Drum computers and synthesizers replaced traditional instruments. Live then rocked on the opulent tours, including in the USSR, the "Orchester Gnadenlos" so dubbed by Lindenberg - exception: at the Anti-WAAhnsinns Festival 1986 BAP had to serve as a panic orchestra. The break occurred after the 1988 Tierra del Fuego review . The album Radio Eriwahn was the last album in the 1980s on which the panic orchestra was mentioned by name.

Lindenberg devoted himself (together with producers Horst Königstein and Hans Peter and Ernst Ströer ) to paths beyond rock'n'roll (heard on Hermine , Phönix and CasaNova ). Founding member Steffi Stephan left for the time being to devote himself to his Jovel Club in Münster. Engel, Carlton and Kravetz played in Peter Maffay's band . The first two mentioned were also active with Wolfgang Niedecken (as a leopard skin band) and on Stephan Remmler'sVamos ” tour and with their own band New Legend . In 1988, the then 12 and 14 year old “panic sons” Kieran and Lukas Hilbert , friends and musicians of Pascal Kravetz , appeared as guests at the “Tierra del Fuego Revue” . Around the "panic sons" on guitar and bass and Hendrik Schaper, an almost completely new line-up formed in early 1990 for the first tour through East Germany. It played Jean Autret (drums), Frank upper Pichler (piano) and again "Veteran" Karl Allaut (guitar) extremely dirty Rock'n'Roll (listening to Live in Leipzig ).

In the following years there were other line-up changes (including with Curt Cress on drums). In 1996 the "old" band (the line-up from the 80s) got together again and toured ten German cities. It has remained with this core line-up to this day. During the following tours she was supported by orchestra accompanists and various guest musicians. Most of the recordings continued without the band ( And Eternal Die Linde rushes in 1996 with musicians from the environment of Franz Plasa's home studio in Hamburg), whereby the actual band members are often involved as (co-) producers and / or composers ( Der Exzessor 2000).

Since 2000 Jörg Sander - studio musician a. a. for Tokio Hotel , Kim Wilde , Mel C , Melissa Etheridge - temporarily Carl Carlton on guitar. In 2004 Jörg Sander became a permanent member. Sander was also active as a co-author on the CD Stark wie Zwei ( Mein Ding , Der Deal ). The members of the current panic orchestra can be seen on the DVD Stark like two from 2008.

Current occupation:

Other former band members and studio musicians:

    live Studio
Helmut Franke guitar ? 1971-76
Peter Herbolzheimer trombone 1978, 1983, 1988 1972-79, 1983
Thomas (Carola) Kretschmer guitar 1974–80, since 2004 1972-80, 1995, 2007
Roger Hook Guitar, mandolin 1975 1972, 1976
Peter "Backi" Backhausen Drums 1973–? 1974
Gottfried Boettger Piano, celesta 1973–? 1973-76
Peter Hesslein guitar - 1973-1976, 1981-84
Lorenz "Lonzo" Westphal violin ? 1973-77
Karl Allaut guitar 1973–1974, 1990 (-92?) 1973-74, 1983, 1985, 1989-90
Keith Forsey Percussion 1975 1974-76
Johnny Muller Chromonika, shawm ? 1974-78
Olaf Kübler saxophone 1974 (?), 1983-85 1974, 1976, 1983-85
Dieter Ahrendt Drums - 1974-1976, 1980, 1985
Wolfgang "Bolle" Burmeister Sax, clarinet - 1974, 1976, 1981, 1996
Rale Oberpichler singing ? 1975-78, 1981
Paul Vincent guitar 1976-79 1976-79
Freya Wippich singing - 1976-83 (with interruptions)
Curt Cress Drums 1994 1976-79, 1989, 1993
Dave King Bass guitar, keyboard - 1976-86, 2002
Kristian Schultze Keyboard, piano - 1976-78, 1982-84, 1986, 2002
Gebhard Gloning saxophone 1978-81 1978-79
Nippy Noya Percussion 1978-81 1978, 1981, 1991
Uwe Wegner Keyboard, piano - 1979, 1985, 1988, 1991
Thomas "Digi" Kukuck Drums - 1980-82
George Lynch guitar - 1982
Mick Brown Drums - 1982
Jim Voxx Guitar, bass guitar - 1985, 2008
Frank Loef saxophone - 1986-88
Moritz Eckert Trumpet - 1986-87, 1995
Hans Peter Ströer Keyboard, bass, guitar, accordion, banjo - 1986-98
Ernst Ströer Percussion - 1986-98
Kieran Hilbert guitar 1988-94 1989-92
Lukas Hilbert Bass guitar 1988-1994 1989-95
Jean Autret Drums 1990 (-92?) 1989
Frank Oberpichler Keyboard, piano, Hammond organ 1990 (- 92?) 1992
Günter Haas guitar - 1991-1993
Jens Carstens Drums - 1995-1996
Randy Black Drums - 2008

In addition to the musicians, a large number of other actors, actors and star guests were or are involved in the records and live performances:

  • orchestra
Peter Herbolzheimer (1975/76, 1988), Munich Philharmonic (1987), German Film Orchestra Babelsberg (1997, 2000)
  • Star guests (live)
1970s: Jutta Weinhold , Romy Haag , Eric Burdon , Ingeburg Thomsen , Ulla Meinecke , Otto Waalkes
1980s: Helen Schneider , Inga Rumpf , Gianna Nannini , Dalbello , Alla Pugatschowa , Eric Burdon , Nina C. Alice
1990s: Ina Morgan , Die Prinzen , Sezen Aksu , Katja Keller , Nina Hagen , Ben Becker , Otto Waalkes , Esther Ofarim
since 2000: Nina Hagen , Helge Schneider , Peter Maffay , Ben Becker , Otto Sander , Otto Waalkes , Tim Fischer , Dorkas Kiefer , Yvonne Catterfeld , Nathalie Dorra , Ellen ten Damme , Jan Delay , Josephin Busch , Stefan Raab
  • Stage actors (mostly 1970s):
Renate Dahlke (" Elli Pyrelli "), Peter Arff ("Rudi Ratlos", violin), Thomas Scholz ("Felix"), Ralph Hermann (vampire), Jack Ford (pantomime), Otto Wanz (catcher), Klaus Kauroff (catcher ), Eddy Kante (Bodyguard), Arno Köster (Barkeeper and Locomotive), Berliner Panikgemeinde (Lindenberg-Doubles)


Udo Lindenberg is a politically active person. He is committed to social democracy and has already appeared at a birthday party for the former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder . He was involved in the aid to Africa during his involvement in the German contribution naked in the wind for the project Live Aid and the charity song for Africa Green Wall . He is repeatedly involved in projects against neo-Nazism and in 2000 he founded his project Rock against right-wing violence .

On December 10, 2006, he founded the Udo Lindenberg Foundation in order to be permanently involved in cultural, humanitarian and social issues and to combine Hermann Hesse's poetry with today's music. The foundation promotes German-speaking young bands with regular panic price competitions, organizes the Hermann Hesse Festival and supports social projects in Africa and Germany.

He has lived in the Atlantic Kempinski Hotel in Hamburg since the mid-1990s . In March 2020, he temporarily moved out due to the corona pandemic . Since 2012 he has had a second home at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin . In 1989 Lindenberg suffered a heart attack .

He has often designed projects together with other artists, for example with Ulla Meinecke , Die Prinzen , Nena , Zeus B. Held (ex Birth Control ) or Freundeskreis , Lukas Hilbert , Mellow Mark , Jan Delay , but also with colleagues from abroad such as Alla Pugatschowa ( Russia ) or Sezen Aksu ( Turkey ). He has performed with international artists such as Eric Burdon , Helen Schneider , David Bowie , Alexis Korner and Gianna Nannini . He is also a great admirer of the Rammstein band and jazz trumpeter Miles Davis .

Lindenberg has been in a relationship with photographer Tine Acke since the late 1990s .

In the book Udo by Udo Lindenberg and Thomas Hüetlin, published by Kiepenheuer & Witsch in 2018 , the death of his brother, Erich Lindenberg , in 2006 is described as a decisive turning point in Lindenberg's life.


"Gold plate" at the birthplace in Gronau / Westf.
Lindenberg monument in Gronau / Westf. (Photo 2015)

The forecourt of the Gronau Rock'n'pop Museum was named after Udo Lindenberg (Udo-Lindenberg-Platz). In addition, Udo Lindenberg received his own star (“Walk of Fame”), set in the sidewalk of Hamburg's Reeperbahn in front of the (former) Café Keese . On March 3, 2007, with great sympathy from citizens, the press, fans and friends, a “26-carat gold plate” ( O-Ton Lindenberg) donated by the “Berliner Panikgemeinde” in honor of the “rock legend” and attached to the house where he was born was celebrated revealed by the artist. In 2015, Lindenberg was honored with a memorial in his hometown of Gronau and made an honorary citizen on July 26, 2016. The original monument was dismantled in April 2018 for repair purposes, and a replacement bronze monument was erected instead. This memorial was stolen in July 2018.


  • As the first school in Germany, the middle school in Mellrichstadt in Lower Franconia officially bears the name Udo-Lindenberg-Schule since June 2017 : Udo Lindenberg has stood for values ​​such as tolerance, respect, peace and a colorful society - values ​​that should be conveyed to the students for decades.
  • In November 2014, a firearm and ammunition were found in Lindenberg's suitcase shortly before his flight to Paris at Hamburg Airport. In November 2015, the Hamburg public prosecutor brought charges against Lindenberg because they believed his claim that the gun belonged to his bodyguard team to be untrustworthy.
  • In 2011 Lindenberg was next to Til Schweiger , Veronica Ferres , Alice Schwarzer , Philipp Lahm u. a. for the advertising campaign your opinion on image ...? won and was featured in the nationwide poster campaign for Bild .
  • The film title of the road movie Up to the Horizon and Further from 1999 by Peter Kahane is a reference to the ballad Horizon - the song can be heard in the credits of the film.
  • As it became known in November 2019, researchers named the fossil of a previously unknown great ape found in the Allgäu with the nickname "Udo". The scientists discovered the lower jaw of the primate on May 17, 2016 - Lindenberg's 70th birthday.

Trademark rights

Udo Lindenberg was or is the owner of the following registered trademarks :

  • Panik-Orchester (register number 1051464, filing date September 2, 1982, expired on September 2, 2002)
  • LIKÖRELL (registration number 39746502, filing date September 30, 1997, end of protection date September 30, 2027)
  • LIQUEURELLE (registration number 39746503, filing date September 30, 1997, end of protection date September 30, 2027)
  • Atlantic Affairs (registration number 30220446, filing date April 23, 2002, end of protection date April 30, 2022)
  • Ejaculator (registration number 30640709, filing date June 30, 2006, expiry date June 30, 2026)
  • Rock-Liner (registration number 302009036055, filing date June 20, 2009, end of protection date June 30, 2029)
  • Going beyond the horizon (registration number 302009069255, registration date November 25, 2009, expired November 30, 2019)
  • Behind the horizon (registration number 302009072358, filing date December 9, 2009, expired December 31, 2019)
  • Rock Liner (word and figurative mark, registration number 302010013329, filing date March 5, 2010, end of protection date March 31, 2020)
  • Panic pirates (registration number 302010021468, filing date April 9, 2010, end of protection date April 30, 2020)
  • Woddy Vodka (registration number 302011009731, filing date February 17, 2011, end of protection date February 28, 2021)
  • Panik (registration number 302012012256, filing date February 1, 2012, end of protection date February 28, 2022)
  • Panic Orchestra (registration number 302012012257, filing date February 1, 2012, end of protection date February 28, 2022)
  • No panic! (File number 3020160127798, filing date April 29, 2016, end of protection date April 30, 2026)
  • PANIK CITY (file number 3020160153632, filing date May 30, 2016, end of protection date May 31, 2026)


Studio albums

year title Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placementsTemplate: chart table / maintenance / without sources
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
1971 Lindenberg - - -
First published: August 1971
1972 Thumb in the wind - - -
First published: 1972
1973 All right on the Andrea Doria 1 DE23 (24 weeks)
- -
First published: December 15, 1973
Sales: + 100,000
1974 Ball Pompös 1 DE3 (48 weeks)
- -
First published: August 15, 1974
1975 Votan madness 1 DE3

(28 weeks)DE
- -
First published: April 15, 1975
Sales: + 250,000
1976 Galaxo Gang - These are the gentlemen from the other star 1 DE4th

(24 weeks)DE
- -
First published: Jan 15, 1976
Sales: + 250,000
Panik Udo / No Panic on the Titanic 1 DE34 (12 weeks)
- -
First published: May 15, 1976
Sister King Kong 1 DE8 (18 weeks)
- -
First published: October 15, 1976
1977 Panic nights 1 DE31 (14 weeks)
- -
First published: October 15, 1977
1978 Lindenbergs Rock Revue 1 DE15 (16 weeks)
- -
First published: May 15, 1978
Dröhnland Symphony 1 DE15 (21 weeks)
- -
First published: December 1, 1978
1979 The Detective - Rock Revue 2 1 DE22 (23 weeks)
- -
First published: October 15, 1979
1980 Panic times 1 DE12 (13 weeks)
- -
First published: May 5, 1980
1981 Udopia 1 DE5

(47 weeks)DE
- -
First published: April 13, 1981
Sales: + 250,000
1982 Club 1 DE9 (16 weeks)
- -
First published: May 17, 1982
1983 Odyssey 1 DE3

(28 weeks)DE
AT8 (8 weeks)
First published: Jan 24, 1983
Sales: + 250,000
1984 Hammering the gods 1 DE3 (21 weeks)
- CH10 (9 weeks)
First published: January 30, 1984
1985 Sin Bang 1 DE11 (14 weeks)
- CH22 (3 weeks)
First published: March 31, 1985
Radio Eriwahn presents Udo Lindenberg + Panikorchester 1 DE17 (8 weeks)
- -
First published: September 9, 1985
1986 Phoenix DE26 (19 weeks)
- -
First published: November 5, 1986
1987 Tierra del Fuego 1 DE16 (12 weeks)
- -
First published: September 7, 1987
1988 Hermione DE26 (9 weeks)
- -
First published: February 15, 1988
Casanova DE32 (19 weeks)
- -
First published: December 12, 1988
1989 Colorful Republic of Germany DE17 (31 weeks)
- -
First published: October 16, 1989
1991 I want you DE11 (25 weeks)
- CH23 (10 weeks)
First published: February 21, 1991
Gustav DE32 (10 weeks)
- -
First published: October 28, 1991
1992 Panic panther DE24 (11 weeks)
- -
First published: September 28, 1992
1993 Benjamin DE49 (9 weeks)
- -
First published: October 25, 1993
1995 cosmos DE44 (8 weeks)
- -
First published: May 29, 1995
1996 And the linden tree rustles forever DE39 (9 weeks)
- -
First published: April 29, 1996
1997 Belcanto
with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg
DE29 (12 weeks)
- -
First published: September 1, 1997
1998 time Machine DE49 (3 weeks)
- -
First published: October 5, 1998
2000 The excess DE40 (3 weeks)
- -
First published: May 22, 2000
2002 Atlantic Affairs DE76 (1 week)
- -
First published: May 27, 2002
Sales: + 7,000
2008 Strong as two DE1
Triple platinum
× 3
Triple platinum

(70 weeks)DE
AT10 (9 weeks)
CH6 (16 weeks)
First published: March 28, 2008
Sales: + 600,000
2016 Stronger than time DE1
Quintuple gold
× 5
Quintuple gold

(71 weeks)DE
AT7 (12 weeks)
CH2 (18 weeks)
First published: April 29, 2016
Sales: + 500,000

gray hatching : no chart data available for this year


  • Stephan Kurenbach: UDOgraphie - The ultimate Lindenberg discography . Heel-Verlag, Königswinter 2019, ISBN 978-3-95843-935-1 , pp. 352, format 30 cm × 30 cm .
  • Udo Lindenberg, Thomas Hüetlin : Udo . Autobiography. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2018, ISBN 978-3-462-05077-6 .
  • Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre : Udo Fröhliche! The Lindenberg Lexicon from Alcohol to Cigars . Axel Springer, Berlin 2016, ISBN 978-3-942656-98-6
  • Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Documents : Udo rocks for world peace. The 1983 concert in the Stasi files. . Berlin 2013. Free download of the 108-page documentation as a PDF document
  • Photo book Udo Lindenberg - I do my thing . Photographs by Tine Acke , Schwarzkopf and Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2012, ISBN 978-3-86265-156-6
  • Holger Zürch : Pure panic 2. 40 years of Udo Lindenberg. 2007 to 2011 - a balance sheet . Self-published by Engelsdorfer Verlag , Leipzig 2012, ISBN 978-3-86268-729-9 .
  • Lexicon series: Artist edition Udo Lindenberg 2006 as Meyers Großes Taschenlexikon and in 2011 as Brockhaus Taschenlexikon , ISBN 978-3-577-07400-1
  • Bernd Kauffmann: Special train to Pankow . Theater der Zeit, Berlin 2011, ISBN 978-3-942449-41-0 .
  • Thomas Freitag: Udo Lindenberg and the East . New life, Berlin 2011, ISBN 978-3-355-01788-6 .
  • Herbert Schulze, Torsten Wahl: Udo Lindenberg “We just want to be together”. A German-German rock romance . Mitteldeutscher Verlag, Halle (Saale) 2011, ISBN 978-3-89812-845-2 .
  • Photo book Udo Lindenberg - Strong as Two 2007–2010 . Photographs by Tine Acke , Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-89602-990-4
  • Karsten Kilian: I take off my hat to this brand. In: Vertriebswirtschaft 9/2010, pp. 92–94. (Udo Lindenberg homage)
  • Holger Zürch : Pure panic. 35 years of Udo Lindenberg - the balance sheet. With a foreword by Heinz Rudolf Kunze . Leipzig 2007, ISBN 3-86703-318-8 and 2nd edition as paperback edition, Leipzig 2009, ISBN 3-86901-522-5 .
  • Udo Lindenberg, Herbert Schnierle-Lutz (ed.): My Hermann Hesse - A reading book. Suhrkamp, ​​Frankfurt am Main 2008, ISBN 978-3-518-46017-7 .
  • Udo Lindenberg: Rock'n'Roll and Rebellion - A panic panorama. With a foreword by Bazon Brock , EVA, Hamburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-434-50613-3 - first edition with maxi-single published in 1981
  • Lutz Solarek: "Lindian for beginners" - a first revision of the Lindenberg vocabulary. S (C) le publishing house. 2006 licensed as a 32-page booklet from Universal in the double CD Panik mit Hut
  • Ingo Grabowsky, Arno Köster, Ralph Larmann: Don't panic. Udo Lindenberg's colorful republic. Foundation House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany (Ed.), Bonn 2005, ISBN 3-937086-07-2 .
  • Udo Lindenberg with Ralph Larmann and Tine Acke: Udo Lindenberg - Das Lindenwerk. Painting in panic color with selected texts. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2005, ISBN 3-89602-618-6 .
  • Udo Lindenberg with Kai Hermann : Panic President. The autobiography . Random House Entertainment, Munich 2004, ISBN 3-8090-3022-8 .
  • Udo Lindenberg: In his own words . Editor and co-author Arno Köster . Palmyra-Verlag, Heidelberg 1998, ISBN 3-930378-20-5 .
  • Udo Lindenberg, Ernst Lechthaler: Mixed Double. Cocktails and Likörelle Droemer Knaur, Munich 1997, ISBN 3-426-27005-6 .
  • Udo Lindenberg: El Panico or: How do I become a pop star? . Goldmann, Munich 1990, ISBN 3-442-09895-5 .
  • Ulrich Hoppe: Udo Lindenberg - Germany's No. 1 rock star . Heyne, Munich 1979, ISBN 3-453-80033-8
  • Udo Lindenberg: Albert nightmare to Votan madness . JOY Verlag, Hamburg 1975.
  • Udo Lindenberg: The pact. Drawn from life. Painting by Udo Lindenberg. te Neues, Kempen 1999, ISBN 3-8238-5438-0 .
  • Udo Lindenberg with the collaboration of Rolf Lindner and Rambow / Lienemeyer / van de Sand: Rock'n'Roll and Rebellion - A panic panorama. Syndicate authors and publishing company, Frankfurt am Main 1981, ISBN 3-8108-0197-6 .
  • Steve B. Peinemann: Udo Lindenberg - Behind all the posters. Rowohlt, Reinbek 1979, ISBN 3-499-14522-7 .
  • Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre , Moritz von Uslar: At the Trallafiti counter; The work of Udo Lindenberg in his texts. European Publishing House, Hamburg 2008, ISBN 978-3-434-50617-1 .

Broadcast reports

  • Panic. Poetry. Palace. A literary summary of Erich's lamp shop. 90-minute radio feature about Udo Lindenberg's appearance in the Palace of the Republic by Thilo Schmidt , Südwestrundfunk 2006, directed by Giuseppe Maio . The abridged 54-minute version repeated in many public service programs.

Song books

  • Panikperlen (the greatest hits, arranged for piano, vocals & guitar), Bosworth Music, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-86543-262-9 .


Web links

Commons : Udo Lindenberg  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


Individual evidence

  1. Udo Lindenberg is an honorary citizen of his hometown ( Memento from July 26, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  2. Interview on his 65th birthday. (No longer available online.) In: WDR2.de. May 17, 2011, formerly in the original ; accessed on February 22, 2019 .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archives )@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.wdr2.de
  3. Udo Lindenberg: A drummer in Africa . Musik Express, issue 1/1980
  4. Frank Bartsch: Udo Lindenberg: Do your thing - the early years - how little Matz became big Udo . Hamburg 2019, ISBN 978-3-8419-0701-1 .
  5. Jens Balzer: Otto Waalkes and Pit Knorr in conversation about improvised music and image-text combinations: “We only had problems with our women”. In: berliner-zeitung.de. June 21, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2019 .
  6. Birthday concert: Westernhagen fulfilled wishes. (No longer available online.) Rhein-Main Zeitung, December 19, 2008, archived from the original on February 1, 2009 ; accessed on February 22, 2019 .
  7. Christopher Chirvi: Günter Fink on Otto's 70th birthday: In a shared apartment with Waalkes, Lindenberg and Westernhagen. Retrieved April 25, 2020 .
  8. Our wild times in the "Villa Kunterbunt" . In: Welt am Sonntag , July 13, 2008.
  9. Alexander Kolbe: Group dynamics . In: Rocks - the magazine for Classic Rock, issue 01/2012, pp. 54–61.
  10. Udo Lindenberg, East Berlin and the Stasi files .
  11. Udo rocks for world peace - The 1983 concert in the Stasi documents BStU, 2013. (PDF)
  12. ^ The Udo Lindenberg file. Udo and the GDR. Internet article by WDR television , January 15, 2015, accessed on January 31, 2015 .
  13. Bettina Exner: Udo Lindenberg - What are wars for? ( Memento from June 19, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) In: radioBERLIN88,8, January 12, 2011, accessed on June 9, 2015.
  14. Carsten Schmidt: The woman behind the horizon ( memento from September 16, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) on the Hamburg portal Konzert der Stille , January 20, 2012.
  15. Udo Lindenberg shows his Honecker gifts. In: bz-berlin.de , July 2, 2015.
  16. How Lindenberg lured Honecker out of reserve. In: Mitteldeutsche Zeitung . June 23, 2012, accessed January 31, 2015 .
  17. Files Shared - Acrobat.com. In: files.acrobat.com. Retrieved April 26, 2016 .
  18. Nena and Udo Lindenberg loved each other. In: spiegel.de . October 12, 2002, accessed March 2, 2020.
  19. DO NOT PANIC. EVERYTHING CLEAR. [Original spelling] Meyer's large pocket dictionary in 24 volumes. Redesigned as an artist edition by Udo Lindenberg. Half-page advertisement in art - Das Kunstmagazin , issue 10/2006, page 69.Source: Original, recorded on July 26, 2019.
  20. Holger Zürch: Pure panic. 35 years of Udo Lindenberg - the balance sheet. In: pernobilis edition . Pages 34–35. Engelsdorfer Verlag, Leipzig 2007, ISBN 978-3-86703-318-3 .
  21. 999 Lindenberg Lexica. In: udo-Lindenberg.de . March 14, 2011, accessed July 27, 2019.
  22. Udo Lindenberg - Strong as never before on udo-lindenberg.de, April 7, 2008.
  23. Karsten Kilian: I take off my hat to this brand . In: Vertriebswirtschaft , 2010, No. 9, p. 94.
  24. ^ Mint never hinged - Das Philatelie-Journal , July / August 2010, pp. 4–5, 17.
  25. ^ "Special train to Pankow" stamp edition . Museum Pankow, accessed March 3, 2013.
  26. Christoph Spangenberg: East Side Story with Roaring Rock'n'Roll In: Der Tagesspiegel online, December 23, 2010.
  27. ^ Gold / platinum database , Federal Association of the Music Industry (BVMI).
  28. Lindenberg's unplugged album sold millions of times - multi-platinum . In: Die Welt online, accessed on May 29, 2012.
  29. Tommy Do Your Thing Video on YouTube, accessed March 3, 2013.
  30. Rockliner 3 with Udo Lindenberg on Mein Schiff 2 in May 2014 Ships and Cruises, June 5, 2013, accessed on June 23, 2014.
  31. ↑ A brilliant show of superlatives ( Memento from July 26, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) In: wdr2.de , June 8, 2014.
  32. Panik-Udo asked for “supervised rocking” ( Memento from April 18, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) In: mdr.de , June 15, 2014.
  33. Udo Lindenberg - Panic party on the special train to Pankow. In: berlinmagazine.de , March 26, 2015.
  34. On tour of the stadium: “Panikparty” with Udo Lindenberg . focus.de, July 7, 2015.
  35. Porsche. Panic. Power. accessed on June 23, 2015.
  36. album announcement Stronger than Time Warner Music Germany, February 26 2016th
  37. "MTV Unplugged 2" will be released on December 14th. In: warnermusic.de . October 17, 2018, accessed December 22, 2018.
  38. In the "Panik City" everything revolves around Udo. In: stern.de. March 20, 2018, accessed August 5, 2018 .
  39. ^ Overtones : Udo Lindenberg exhibits in the Museum of Fine Arts . In: lvz.de . November 8, 2019, accessed October 4, 2019.
  40. Spex , No. 5/2007.
  41. Matthias Inhoffen: I want competition . Stereoplay, No. 1/1988, pp. 164-166.
  42. a b Udo Lindenberg portrait on musikbase.de.
  43. a b Thomas Hüetlin: Udo . Cologne 2018, p. 156.
  44. DNB 114629625
  45. Udo rocks against right-wing violence. In: mut-gegen-rechte-gewalt.de , November 28, 2011.
  46. Udo Lindenberg: "Bit like a flat share". In: www.tophotel.de , June 16, 2014.
  47. Because of Corona: Udo Lindenberg is leaving Hotel Atlantic. In: jumpradio.de. March 26, 2020, accessed April 5, 2020 .
  48. Udo Lindenberg moves (a little) to the capital. In: bild.de , October 2, 2012.
  49. Udo Lindenberg in the hospital. Hamburger Abendblatt, November 16, 2007, accessed on July 12, 2020 .
  50. ^ Biography Tine Acke. In: tineacke.de .
  51. Tine Acke: The silent observer of a loud legend. Hamburger Abendblatt, September 29, 2008, on tineacke.de.
  52. Udo Lindenberg: Chronicle of a Resurrection. In: udo-lindenberg.de , October 14, 2010.
  53. Jens Uthoff: Udo Lindenberg Unplugged: Let the others babble. The daily newspaper, December 15, 2018, accessed on February 6, 2019 .
  54. Helmut Glück , Walter Krämer , Eberhard Schöck (ed.): German Language Culture Prize 2010 - Speeches and Speeches . Paderborn 2010, ISBN 978-3-942409-06-3 .
  55. ^ Matthias Matussek: Laudation on the award of the Jacob Grimm Prize to Udo Lindenberg ( Memento from April 12, 2013 in the web archive archive.today )
  56. Rotes Rathaus: Wowereit awards Berlin state medals . Press release of September 29, 2014. Accessed October 1, 2014.
  57. Federal Cross of Merit for Udo Lindenberg on ndr.de, October 2, 2019
  58. ^ A memorial for the chief gronaut Lindenberg. Süddeutsche Zeitung, May 17, 2015, accessed on August 25, 2020 .
  59. Lindenberg memorial in Gronau already has cracks. in: WDR.de, April 24, 2018.
  60. Stolen statue of rock singer Udo Lindenberg. In: www.shz.de, July 4, 2018.
  61. ^ First Udo Lindenberg School. In: udo-lindenberg.de , June 24, 2017.
  62. ^ The first Lindenberg school in Germany. Mainpost, June 24, 2017.
  63. Airport police find weapon at Udo Lindenberg RP.online, November 17, 2014.
  64. ^ Revolver in hand luggage: indictment against Udo Lindenberg for possession of guns Spiegel Online, November 19, 2015.
  65. ^ After advertising announcement: Judith Holofernes in the clutches of "Bild". In: Stern. Retrieved July 24, 2016 .
  66. Find in Bavaria turns the theory of evolution on its head - and attracts the curious. November 19, 2019, accessed December 16, 2019 .
  67. ^ Register information from the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) from May 17, 2017
  68. Sales of All clear on the Andrea Doria
  69. Ralf Hoppe: Aufmarsch der Der Spiegel 7/2004, accessed on May 11, 2012
  70. Reading sample (29 pages) - accessed on September 16, 2019
  71. http://www.news.de/medien/855652683/udo-lindenberg-und-seine-alkohol-sucht-im-buch-udo-froehliche-im-lindenberg-lexikon/1/
  72. DNB 1022816586
  73. DO NOT PANIC. EVERYTHING CLEAR. [Original spelling] Meyer's large pocket dictionary in 24 volumes. Redesigned as an artist edition by Udo Lindenberg. Half-page advertisement in art - Das Kunstmagazin , issue 10/2006, page 69.Source: Original, recorded on July 26, 2019.
  74. Holger Zürch: Pure panic. 35 years of Udo Lindenberg - the balance sheet. In: pernobilis edition . Pages 34–35. Engelsdorfer Verlag, Leipzig 2007, ISBN 978-3-86703-318-3 .
  75. http://www.udo-lindenberg.de/999_lindenberg_lexika.79303.htm - accessed on July 27, 2019
  76. DNB 1002958431