Rolf-Hans MüllerBorn: April 10th, 1928, Dresden (Germany)
Died: December 26th, 1990, Baden-Baden (West Germany)
In 1962, the Deutsche Schlagerfestspiele were organized in Baden-Baden; all entrants were accompanied by Müller’s SWR Tanzorchester. The festival was won by Conny Froboess with ‘Zwei kleine Italiener’, a tune by Christian Bruhn and Georg Buschor (arranged by Gerhard Eisenmann) which was to become one of the most famous German-language songs of all time. In 1962, incidentally, the winner of the Schlagerfestspiele automatically became the West German entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest, which was due in Luxembourg. Müller came along to Luxembourg to conduct the festival orchestra for Froboess, who, in spite of high expectations, did not win and landed a fifth spot.
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