Günther-Eric ThönerDied: February 7th, 2001
Günther-Eric Thöner composed and arranged the 1973 West German entry ‘Junger Tag’ (lyrics by his long-time writing partner Stephan Lego), sung by Gitte; the song came eight among seventeen competitors. Thöner took part in the West German preselection as a composer several more times, e.g. in 1985 with Wolff Gerhard and ‘Also lebe ich’. In 1986, Thöner himself had a go as a vocalist with ‘Du bist der Wind, der meine Flügel trägt’, but the honour to represent West Germany in Bergen (Norway) that year went to Ingrid Peters with a song composed by Hans Blum, “Über die Brücke geh’n’.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Günther-Eric Thöner will be published on this website