Klaus Munro

Born: June 28th, 1927, Hamburg (Germany)
Died: February 7th, 2013, Hamburg (Germany)
Nationality: German

Hamburg-based songwriter and producer Klaus Munro (sometimes credited as Nick Munro or Nico Fossola) composed songs which were recorded by artists such as Caterina Valente, Julio Iglesias, Roger Whittaker, and Demis Roussos. From the late 1960s onwards, he worked with Vicky Leandros, composing songs for her and producing her albums. Munro also tried to open the West German market up for folk artists from the Netherlands, including Wilma and Corry & De Rekels.

Munro worked with Mario Panas and French lyricist Yves Dessca to write ‘Après toi’, with which Vicky Leandros won the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest for Luxembourg. It was Vicky’s second Eurovision attempt after her 1967 participation with ‘L’amour est bleu’, also for Luxembourg. Although Munro had not written the orchestration to ‘Après toi’ (these credits go to Arno ‘Addy’ Flor), he conducted the Eurovision orchestra in Edinburgh. He remains one of the conductors to have participated in the contest on one occasion only and having been part of the winning team at the same time.

In due course, a more extensive biography of Klaus Munro will be published on this website


Songs conducted
1972: Après toi