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Reinhard Friedrich Michael Mey (born December 21, 1942, Berlin) is a German singer-songwriter, also known as a Liedermacher. In France he is known as Frédérik Mey December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... // Basic Information Berlin â–¶(?), IPA: , is the capital of Germany and its largest city; the city is now home to 3. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Liedermacher is German for singer-songwriter. ...

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Biography

Reinhard Mey was born on December 21, 1942 in Berlin, where he spent his childhood. At the age of 12 he had his first piano lesson and at the age of 14 he got his first guitar. He taught himself how to play on a trumpet. This article is about the year. ... // Basic Information Berlin â–¶(?), IPA: , is the capital of Germany and its largest city; the city is now home to 3. ...


During his school years he gained stage experience by performing Skiffle music with friends. In 1965 Mey was offered the chance to perform at a Liedermacher festival at Burg Waldeck, a converted castle ruin. This led to his first recording contract. In 1961 the group "Les Trois Affamés" with Schobert Scholz was formed. Skiffle music is a type of folk music with a jazz and blues influence, usually using homemade or improvised instruments such as the washboard, tea-chest bass, kazoo, cigar-box fiddle, or a comb and paper, and so forth. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Liedermacher is German for singer-songwriter. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1963 Mey graduated from the French Gymnasium in Berlin, receiving the German Abitur as well as the French Baccalauréat, and thereafter began vocational training as an industrial trader at Schering AG Berlin. He broke off his university studies in economics in order to dedicate himself fully to songwriting and singing, and has been a successful performer in Germany, in France and in the Netherlands ever since. He has written songs in German, French and Dutch. He has recorded his French material under the name of Frédérik Mey. 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Abitur (official term in Germany: allgemeine Hochschulreife) is the word commonly used in Germany for the final exams young adults (aged 18 or 19) take at the end of their secondary education, usually after 12 or 13 years of schooling (Britain: A-levels). ... Lycée Louis-le-Grand (on the right) in Paris is one of Frances most famous lycées, with a rate of success to baccalauréat usually above 99%. The baccalauréat (IPA: ), often known in France familiarly as the bac, is a diploma which French students sit for... Schering Aktiengesellschaft was founded in 1851 and is a research-centered pharmaceutical company, employing more than 26. ... // Basic Information Berlin â–¶(?), IPA: , is the capital of Germany and its largest city; the city is now home to 3. ...


In 1967 he married a Frenchwoman named Christine. Their marriage was dissolved in 1976.


Today, Mey lives in Berlin-Frohnau in his second marriage (since 1977) to Mrs. Hella Hennies (born in Hannover), and the marriage has produced three children: Frederik (born 1977), Maximilian (born November 20, 1982) and Victoria-Louise (born November 19, 1985). // Basic Information Berlin â–¶(?), IPA: , is the capital of Germany and its largest city; the city is now home to 3. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Mey's subject matter

Mey writes both sensitive and humorous songs, with subject matter taken mostly from his everyday life and surroundings. His themes include life on the road, his hobbies (e.g. flying), childhood memories, his family life and surroundings, and occasionally politics. Many of his songs are humorous and demonstrate Mey's extraordinary linguistic versatility. Mey's songs are characterized most by their expressiveness of language and their penetrating melodies.


Mey's politics tend to be moderate to left-leaning. He speaks out in particular for freedom and non-violence, and not only in his songs (for example, he participated in a demonstration at the beginning of 2003 against the coming war in Iraq).


Strongly influenced by the French chanson, Mey's political songs were scattered among his works at the beginning, but have increased in quantity over time, such that there is usually at least one song on each new album that concerns itself with politics. Chanson is a French word for song, and in English-language contexts is often applied to any song with French words, particularly a cabaret song. ...


For years, Mey has been an avid vegetarian, and also has been active in the German chapter of the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Several of his songs deal with the theme of prevention of cruelty to animals. In physics and mathematics, peta (symbol: P) is a prefix in the SI system of units denoting 1015, or 1 000 000 000 000 000. ...


Works

Facts

Mey has released 23 German albums so far through 2005, and consistently releases a new album approximately every two years; his first album was Ich wollte wie Orpheus singen, released in 1967; the most recent studio album is Nanga Parbat, released in May 2004. His biggest success was Mein achtel Lorbeerblatt 1972; his most famous song is considered to be Über den Wolken (1974). 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The head of Orpheus, from an 1865 painting by Gustave Moreau. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths in May • 28 Gerald Anthony • 27 Umberto Agnelli • 22 Richard Biggs • 20 Len Murray • 17 Tony Randall • 17 Ezzedine Salim • 9 Alan King • 9 Akhmad Kadyrov • 8(?) Nick Berg • 7 Waldemar Milewicz Other recent deaths Ongoing... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ...


Mey typically embarks on an extensive concert tour every two or three years, with a live album released from each tour.


Honors

1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bundesverdienstkreuz (the official name is Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany) is the only general Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Bundesverdienstkreuz (the official name is Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany) is the only general Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. ...

Discography (Selection)

German albums

Studio albuns

  • 1967 - Ich wollte wie Orpheus singen
  • 1968 - Ankomme Freitag, den 13.
  • 1970 - Aus meinem Tagebuch
  • 1971 - Ich bin aus jenem Holze
  • 1972 - Mein achtel Lorbeerblatt
  • 1974 - Wie vor Jahr und Tag
  • 1975 - Ikarus
  • 1977 - Menschenjunges
  • 1979 - Keine ruhige Minute
  • 1980 - Jahreszeiten
  • 1981 - Freundliche Gesichter
  • 1983 - Die Zwölfte
  • 1985 - Hergestellt in Berlin
  • 1986 - Alleingang
  • 1988 - Balladen
  • 1990 - Farben
  • 1992 - Alles geht
  • 1994 - Immer weiter
  • 1996 - Leuchtfeuer
  • 1998 - Flaschenpost
  • 2000 - Einhandsegler
  • 2002 - Rüm Hart
  • 2004 - Nanga Parbat

1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Temptations album, see 1990 (Temptations album) MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1998(MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Singles

  • 1965 - Geh' und fang' den Wind (Debut single; German cover version of Donovans "Catch The Wind" under the pseudonym Rainer May)
  • 1966 - Fred Kasulzke
  • 1966 - Die drei Musketiere
  • 1968 - Ich Hab' Nur Dich Gekannt
  • 1972 - Der Mörder ist immer der Gärtner / Längst geschlossen sind die Läden
  • 1973 - Annabelle, ach Annabelle / Bevor ich mit den Wölfen heule
  • 1974 - Mann aus Alemannia / Über den Wolken
  • 1981 - Rundfunkwerbung-Blues
  • 1986 - Frohe Weihnacht
  • 1990 - Alle Soldaten woll'n nach Haus'
  • 1986 - Nein, meine Söhne geb' ich nicht
  • 1992 - Das Etikett (Promo-Single)
  • 1994 - 51er Kapitän
  • 1996 - Lilienthals Traum
  • 1998 - Die 12 Weihnachtstage (Adaption of the british christmas song "The Twelve Days Of Christmas")
  • 2000 - Einhandsegler
  • 2000 - Ich bring' Dich durch die Nacht (Promo-Single)

1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Donovan Leitch Donovan Philips Leitch (usually known simply as Donovan) (born May 10, 1946) is a British musician. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Temptations album, see 1990 (Temptations album) MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1998(MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

Live albums

  • 1971 - Reinhard Mey live
  • 1974 - 20.00 Uhr
  • 1978 - Unterwegs
  • 1981 - Tournee
  • 1984 - Live '84
  • 1987 - Die grosse Tournee '86
  • 1991 - Mit Lust und Liebe
  • 1995 - Zwischen Zürich und zu Haus
  • 1997 - Lebenszeichen
  • 1999 - Lampenfieber
  • 2002 - Solo - Die Einhandsegler Tournee
  • 2003 - Klaar Kiming

1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page is about the year 1984. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

DVDs

  • 2003 - Klaar Kiming

2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Sampler

  • 1973 - Alles was ich habe
  • 1977 - Starportrait
  • 1982 - Starportrait 2, Welch ein Geschenk ist ein Lied
  • 1987 - Die großen Erfolge
  • 1989 - Mein Apfelbäumchen
  • 1990 - Die Story (6-CD-Ausgabe Bertelsmann Buchclub)
  • 1993 - Ich liebe dich
  • 1997 - Du bist ein Riese ...
  • 2000 - Peter und der Wolf / Tierballaden
  • 2003 - Über den Wolken - Lieder aus 4 Jahrzehnten

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With other artists

1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Hannes Wader (born 23 June 1942 in Bielefeld, North_Rhine-Westphalia) is a famous songwriter, singer and guitarist. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hannes Wader (born 23 June 1942 in Bielefeld, North_Rhine-Westphalia) is a famous songwriter, singer and guitarist. ... Konstantin Wecker Konstantin Alexander Wecker (born June 1, 1947, Munich) is one of the best-known German singer-songwriters (Liedermacher); he also works as a composer, author, and actor. ...

International albums

British album

  • 1970 - One Vote for tomorrow

1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...

French albums

Studio albums
  • 1968 - Frédérik Mey, Vol. 1
  • 1972 - Frédérik Mey, Vol. 2
  • 1974 - Frédérik Mey, Vol. 3
  • 1976 - Frédérik Mey, Vol. 4
  • 1979 - Frédérik Mey, Vol. 5
  • 1982 - Frédérik Mey, Vol. 6
  • 2005 - Frédérik Mey, Vol. 7 - douce france

1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Live albums
  • 1976 - Recital Frédérik Mey à l'Olympia
  • 1979 - Bobino

1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...

Dutch albums

  • 1975 - Als de dag van toen
  • 1976 - Er zijn dagen ...

1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...

External links

  • Official homepage of Reinhard Mey
  • Reinhard Mey - www.laut.de

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Reinhard Mey - definition of Reinhard Mey in Encyclopedia (198 words)
Reinhard Friedrich Michael Mey (born December 21, 1942, Berlin) is a German singer-songwriter, also known as a Liedermacher.
Mey lives in Berlin, in the Frohnau area, and is in his second marriage (since 1977) with Mrs.
In 1963 Mey graduated from the French Gymnasium in Berlin, receiving the German Abitur as well as the French Baccalauréat, and thereafter began a training as an industrial trader at Schering AG Berlin.
Reinhard Mey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (744 words)
Reinhard Mey was born on December 21, 1942 in Berlin, where he spent his childhood.
In 1963 Mey graduated from the French Gymnasium in Berlin, receiving the German Abitur as well as the French Baccalauréat, and thereafter began vocational training as an industrial trader at Schering AG Berlin.
Mey has released 23 German albums so far through 2005, and consistently releases a new album approximately every two years; his first album was Ich wollte wie Orpheus singen, released in 1967; the most recent studio album is Nanga Parbat, released in May 2004.
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