Dieter ZimmermannBorn: December 1st, 1943, Buckow (Germany)
Died: October 2nd, 1978, Munich (West Germany, nowadays: Germany)
In 1971, Zimmermann composed and arranged ‘Diese Welt’, which was sung by Katja Ebstein and won the West German Eurovision preselection that year. Although in the German heats the song had been conducted by HR Orchestra leader Willy Berking, Zimmermann himself led the orchestra during the international final in Dublin, where West Germany came third behind Monaco and Spain.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Dieter Zimmermann will be published on this website