Ulrich Roski described the pitfalls of everyday life in his songs with a mixture of laconic humor and puns. He was a prizewinner at the International Essen Song Days for his song Description of a Bullfight . Since 1970 he has released more than 20 records and CDs. Some of his songs made it to the top of the charts in the mid-1970s. During this phase he performed in the Hamburg Music Hall and the Berlin Philharmonic, among others . He performed most of his performances alone, accompanying himself on the piano or guitar. As part of a joint tour, he also played with Schobert and Black and Hannes Wader .
Later he returned to cabaret and cabaret stages. Direct contact with the audience is important to him and provides material for new texts, he explained at the time. Most of the time Roski wrote his music and lyrics himself. Only on the record So has it nature wanted , he published, in addition to three songs of his own, eight poems by the Austrian writer Andreas Okopenko from his book of poems Why are the Latrines so sad, whimsy songs and one by Georg Bungter (who is mainly known for his limericks performed by Schobert & Black ).
Ulrich Roski died twelve days before his 59th birthday on February 20, 2003 of an internal bleeding caused by a tongue carcinoma . His grave is on the state's own cemetery in Heerstraße in Berlin-Westend (grave location: 4-B-embankment-1), next to Paul Wegener's last resting place .
Since then, his daughter Sandra Roski has invited artists to Ulrich Roski memorials in the Berlin Kalkscheune and the tipi at the Chancellery in April 2004, October 2005, March 2009, March 2013 and November 2019 . Companions and members of the Berlin cabaret scene ensured his memory with their interpretations of Roski's songs.
- Cheers to the liberal Berliner , (in-house production), (EP), 1969
- ... that the pigs don't bite you , (TELDEC SLE14593 – P), 1970
- That's what my athletic physique makes , (TELDEC SLE14629 – P), 1971
- First aid , (TELDEC SLE14667 – P), 1972
- Concerto Grosso , (TELDEC SLE14718-P), 1973
- The little man on the street , (TELDEC SLE14754 – P), 1974
- That is the thanks , (TELDEC 6.22087AS), 1975
- 'n Abend , (live), (TELDEC 6.28345DX), (double LP), 1975
- Next please , (TELDEC 6.2300AS), 1977
- You get around a lot , (live), (TELDEC 6.28456DT), (double LP), 1978
- This is how nature wanted it , (TELDEC 6.23548AS), 1978
- The cow has to get off the ice , (TELDEC 6.23995AS), 1980
- Spinach quail in a dressing gown , (live) (TELDEC 6.28541), 1981
- Rough shell, soft biscuit , (TELDEC 6.24826), 1981
- But please not so loud , (TELDEC 6.25 296), 1982
- Always in the middle , (Intercord 160.195), 1984
- There is another way - but it also works like this , (live), (Koch International E 130 025), (double LP), 1987
- Something like that only exists in life , (Bellaphon), (MC), 1984
- Schwoche spoke to his Schwochen , (Ingrid Richter I&R 26198), (MC), 1986
- There is another way - but it also works like this , (live), (Conträr Musik 82966-2), (double CD), 1992
- Years later - Werkschau 1 , (Conträr Musik 89620-2), 1998
- A nice catch , (WIM), 2000
- I learn to speak , (live), (BMG Wort), 2001
- Review - Werkschau 2 , (Conträr Musik 81357-2), 2002
- Schwoche spoke about his Schwochen - Werkschau 3 , (Conträr Musik 85919-2), 2005
- Unforgotten - Werkschau 4 , (Conträr Musik 90199-2), 2007
- Request concert - Werkschau 5 , (Conträr Musik 82668-2), 2010
- Original Album Series , (Warner Music 5054197-01513-2-6), (5-CD box set - contains: That makes my athletic physique , First Aid [with 2 bonus tracks], Concerto Grosso [with 2 bonus tracks], That is thanks , next please ), 2016
- The little man from the street . Ingrid Richter Musikvertrieb and Verlag, Berlin 1977, .
- To the fullest - From life on wheels - The autobiography . Eichborn, Frankfurt am Main 2002, ISBN 3-8218-3921-X .
- You shouldn't see it all so doggedly . Ingrid Richter Musikverlag, Teltow 2010, ISBN 978-3-00-029425-9 .
- Literature by and about Ulrich Roski in the catalog of the German National Library
- Official website of Ulrich Roski
- Origin and source of the sound recordings by Ulrich Roski
- SPIEGEL. Online article about Ulrich Roski from March 2013
- DER SPIEGEL: Songwriter legend Ulrich Roski: The anti-stupid bard - DER SPIEGEL - history. Retrieved March 27, 2020 .
- Hans-Jürgen Mende : Lexicon of Berlin burial places . Pharus-Plan, Berlin 2018, ISBN 978-3-86514-206-1 . P. 493. Ulrich Roski. Songwriter . Short biography at http://www.berlin.friedparks.de/ . Retrieved November 18, 2019.
- Berliner Bühnen, Roski reloaded 2019. The Gagala in honor of Ulrich Roski's 75th birthday . Retrieved November 18, 2019
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Chruils, Riko (pseudonym)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German songwriter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 4, 1944|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Prüm|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 20, 2003|
|Place of death||Berlin|