Pop singer Guildo Horn never had to rebel much in his family when he was a child or teenager.
He traces this back to his mother. “My father died quite early, my mother went all the way with me,” he told the German Press Agency in Cologne.
“I could go to a punk concert and a Bruce Lee film with them.” He believes that it was different for many of his contemporaries. With a view to the current taste in music, one sometimes heard from the parents: “Stop with this hippie music.”
Horn was born in Trier in 1963 – on Wednesday (February 15) he will be 60 years old. He gained great fame when he represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in Birmingham in 1998 and took seventh place with “Guildo hat dich lieb!”.
Horn said his love of pop music developed early on, although it was considered absolutely conservative. “I once bought Deep Purple’s ‘Made in Japan’ and a Udo Jürgens record together,” he said. “For me, that wasn’t a contradiction at all.”
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