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Werner Lämmerhirt

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Werner Lämmerhirt (17 March 1949, Adlershof, East Berlin) is a noted German singer-songwriter and guitarist in the contemporary folk music style. He writes and sings in both German and English. His recording career has spanned more than three decades.

Following the arrest of his father for alleged spying in 1957, his mother fled to West Berlin with Lämmerhirt and his two sisters. They eventually settled in Schlachtensee, Berlin. His father joined the family in West Berlin when Lämmerhirt was 12 years old, but he had become violent and drunken; Lämmerhirt believes this is why he has, since then, had a strong aversion to violence and injustice. This has influenced his songwriting. He had taken up the harmonica and bought his first guitar - a 12 string - when he was 16. Rock and blues clubs were springing up over Berlin in the mid-1960s and Werner picked up playing tips in these.

With Friends, For Friends

With Friends, For Friends

1975

All Along The Watchtower
Alberta

Die Dritte

Die Dritte

1976

Buckets Of Rain
Love Minus Zero / No Limit

Folk Friends

Folk Friends

1978 - LP / 1992 - CD

Walking Down The Line (with Guy & Candie Carawan)

Die frühen Jahre

Die frühen Jahre

1991 - CD compilation with tracks from 1975 LP above

All Along The Watchtower
Alberta

In 1967 he dropped out of school and, accompanied by just his guitar and a sleeping bag, set out to travel around Scandinavia, England and the Netherlands.
For 3 years he travelled around Europe, spending the winters back in Berlin, doing whatever work was available, to finance his next trip. His influences at this time were, to begin with, mainstream performers such as the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.

Das muss doch alles mal ein Ende haben; Lyra Concert. Ein von Bob Dylan beeinflusstes Stück (All along the watchtower), aber eine eigene Komposition, am 26. November 2011 in Brunsbüttel in der Galerie Jens Rusch aufgeführt

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