Famous German Rock Singers

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Nico
(Singer Know for Her Song 'The Velvet Underground's' debut album 'The Velvet Underground & Nico')

Nico
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Birthdate: October 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: July 18, 1988

Nico was a German musician, singer, and songwriter. Her work continues to serve as an inspiration to several musicians like Björk, Morrissey, and the English rock band The Cure. In 2017, Susanna Nicchiarelli directed Nico's biographical film titled Nico, 1988. Also an actress, Nico appeared in many films, including Andy Warhol's experimental underground film Chelsea Girls.

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Klaus Meine
(Vocalist, songwriter and instrumentalist best known as the frontman of the rock band Scorpions)

Klaus Meine
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Birthdate: May 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany

Klaus Meine is a German singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He is best known as the lead singer of the heavy metal band Scorpions. He wrote or co-wrote most of the songs released by the band. During the peak of his career, he temporarily lost his voice due to a medical condition but was able to make a comeback. 

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Ari Up
(Vocalist and a Member of the English Punk Rock Band 'The Slits')

Ari Up
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Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: October 20, 2010

Born into a musical family, Ari Up began experimenting with punk music early in her life. At fourteen, she co-founded post-punk band, The Slits, releasing their debut album Cut in 1979 and her first full-length solo album, Dread More Dan Dead, in 2005. Known for her wild hair and odd stage outfits, she died at forty-eight after battling breast cancer.

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John Kay
(Rock Singer, Songwriter, and Guitarist Known as the Frontman of 'Steppenwolf')

John Kay
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Birthdate: April 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sovetsk, Kaliningrad, Russia

John Kay is a German-born Canadian singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He is credited with co-forming the popular American rock band Steppenwolf for which he served as the lead vocalist. He is also credited with contributing immensely to the success of the band. In 2004, he was inducted into the Canada's Walk of Fame.

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Herbert Grönemeyer
(One of the Best-Selling German Singer-Songwriters)

Herbert Grönemeyer
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Birthdate: April 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Göttingen, Germany

Herbert Grönemeyer is a musician, singer, composer, producer, and actor. After appearing as Lieutenant Werner in the popular West German war film Das Boot, Grönemeyer went on to focus on his musical career. Over a period of time, Grönemeyer became one of the most successful German musicians of all time, having sold more than 13 million copies of his albums.

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Jana Pallaske
(Actress)

Jana Pallaske
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Birthdate: May 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: East Berlin, East Germany

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Helmut Kollen
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Birthdate: March 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: May 3, 1977
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Chitral Somapala
(Singer, Musician)

Chitral Somapala
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Birthdate: November 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka