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The small and big sins of the pop stars

The world of German hits is fascinating. With almost no break-ins, Schlager has been extremely popular with many young and old people in Germany since its early days in the early 20th century. In addition to the music, this certainly has to do with the pop stars, the people behind hits like “Beautiful Maid”, “Greek Wine”, “Marble, Stone and Iron Breaks” or, of course, “Breathless through the night”.

But the pop stars are by no means innocent lambs and bores - which perhaps only helps to ensure that people continue to be interested in them and their private life. Time and again there were and still are scandals in the hit world, which often fill out German tabloid magazines and shows on TV and the Internet for days or even weeks. The biggest of these scandals of German pop stars - from then to now - we have once compiled and questioned.

Drafi Deutscher is convicted of causing public nuisance

Drafi Deutscher caused the great scandal of the 1960s. He was just 17 years old when he landed his first hit with "Teeny". His career took off. With “Marble, Stone and Iron Breaks” he landed one of the greatest hits of all time in Germany. The Bravo reported almost weekly on the young man who spent his life with established musicians and youngsters of the same age. The top priority was alcohol and was always there.

“I was an idiot like many of my age,” recalled Drafi Deutscher in a conversation and continued, “It made sense that we didn't come of age until we were 21 years old. If you - like me - grew up without a father in 1946, then your mother had little time for you. I was lucky enough to grow up with my loving grandmother. Who knows where I would have ended up without her. "

In any case, it landed in the charts. “Shake Hands”, “Cinderella Baby” or “Today I'll paint your picture Cindy Lou” were other hits of the time. At the age of 20 he was at the height of his career. He was voted “Golden Otto Winner” by the Bravo readers and was the star of the Bravo tour in 1967. During this tour the musicians celebrated life and success evening after evening until the early hours of the morning. One morning he released his bladder from the balcony. He was seen doing that. Drafi Deutscher couldn't say whether it was really children who saw him. The scandal took its course. For him, the tour ended immediately. A court sentenced him.

For more than ten years he was the “bogeyman of the nation”, who usually got no press, but when it did, it got bad press. Only his talent and his will brought him back to the top as a singer and composer.

Peter Orloff and the signatures

One of the first real scandals to be recorded around German pop stars occurred in 1970. It affected Peter Orloff, who sang hits such as “A girl forever”, “Monika” or “Whenever I see Josy”. He composed the first hit “Du” for Peter Maffay and produced “The Boy with the Harmonica” and “The Little Prince” with Bernd Clüver.

It all started with Orloff taking part in the ZDF hit parade in 1970. At that time, the votes of the viewers who determined the show's favorites were still sent by postcard. Hardly imaginable today, but back then it was the completely normal route that Schlager fans knew from the numerous radio hit parades.

It was precisely during this postcard vote that a scandal finally occurred: A total of 11,037 postcards with exactly the same handwriting and the same postmark, which found their way to the hit parade editorial office by post, all voted for Peter Orloff.

Peter Orloff himself repeatedly protested his innocence. Whoever got to know him, we take it for him. For someone who studied law out of conviction, it would be difficult to reconcile it with his honor. What was left for ZDF. Peter Orloff was disqualified and Ray Miller was finally the winner of the hit parade instead of him.

In addition to the allegations against Peter Orloff, another suspicion arose a little later. Ray Miller is said to have sent these ominous 11,037 postcards in order to end up ahead of the pop star with the many fan clubs. In any case, the winner of this campaign was Ray Miller, who quickly disappeared after this success. Whether one of these two claims is true or whether it was just a crazy fan to blame has not yet been clarified.

It is known that the fan clubs are still working very hard to ensure that their idol is shown in the right light. Perhaps it is simply the knowledge of these machinations that there is hardly any interest in hit parades. The ZDF hit parade even changed the rules in response to the scandal. From this point on, viewers were forced to order printed postcards from ZDF in order to finally be able to choose their favorites.


Manuela and the Allgäu round cheese

Six years after Orloff's signature scandal, one of the most famous German pop singers of all time replaced him: Manuela. And with her, too, who sang “I'm still going to school”, “It was only bossa nova to blame” or “You learn to swim in the lake”, the ZDF hit parade again played a decisive role. Manuela claimed in 1976 that an editor of the ZDF hit parade had demanded a total of DM 20,000 in bribes from her. It was only because she had complied with this request that she was allowed to participate in the Star Parade and Hit Parade.

When the last supposed bribe was handed over to the ZDF editor in the men's toilet in Essen's Gruga-Halle, the hit star decided to put an end to the game. Instead of the required DM 5,000, Manuela had an Allgäu round cheese with her, which she handed to the editor. The editor in turn sued the singer for defamation.

Manuela won in the 1st instance and finally lost in the 2nd instance the process that dragged on over a long period of time. The scandal damaged her career enormously, at least in the short term, as the broadcasters boycotted the singer and the tabloids literally wrote her down.

Manuela "reconciled" with ZDF in 1992 at the latest. Here she got the small role of the mother of a teenager in the ZDF film It was only the bossa nova to blame. Incidentally, even with this scandal, it is still not clear what exactly happened and who ultimately told the truth.


Nino de Angelo and the debt

Nino de Angelo, who is best known for “Beyond Eden” and “I won't die again”, has already been involved in various scandals. According to his lyrics and his own statements, the pop singer never had it easy in his private life. In addition to health setbacks, he also repeatedly toyed with the idea of ​​killing himself and he has already tried several suicide attempts.


The scandals he was involved in certainly didn't make things easier for him. The pop star was charged with coercion in 2014. Allegedly, he should have been violent against his girlfriend at the time in private. He is said to have thrown his girlfriend's suitcase out of the room and grabbed her arm. He had to pay a fine that allegedly amounted to around 1,400 euros.

Two years later, in 2016, it finally emerged that Nino de Angelo was apparently extremely in debt. There was talk of a total of 1.5 million euros and De Angelo filed for personal bankruptcy.

In 2017, the singer finally built a scandalous car accident. Heavily drunk (allegedly with more than 1.5 per mille in his blood) he raced into a guardrail with his Jaguar. In the police car on the way to the station, he pulled out his smartphone to record a three-minute live video for his Facebook fans. Among other things, in this video he declared his love for the policewoman who was on duty at the scene of the accident.


Nino de Angelo was discovered by Drafi Deutscher. Similar to its discoverer, he was also a victim of alcohol and drugs at a young age. Unlike his discoverer, the fans forgive him for his derailments and if he packs them into a song, then he can combine it with his comeback. The singer returned last year with “Blessed and cursed”. The album of the same name was released in February and made it to number 2 in the Official German Charts.


Michael Wendler and the crude theories

At the latest with "Schlagerchampions" the hit show year 2021 was heralded by Florian Silbereisen. The Schlager scandal year, however, continues to dominate Michael Wendler, who has been causing a sensation in the media for several months.


Because while his meanwhile married to him Laura Müller is active on a number of media fronts, In order to earn their own money, the Wendler is active on a number of media fronts to spread his own crude theories. It all started somehow with the fact that you noticed that the pop star of hits like "She loves the DJ", "This night" or "Egal" was kicked out of the jury of the casting show DSDS 2020. But at first it wasn't exactly clear what the reasons were.

Shortly afterwards, however, Wendler himself announced on social media that there were disagreements about the corona pandemic and that we therefore had to part with him. The pop singer has his own crude theories. With them, he joins the same ranks with pop singer Xavier Naidoo, who had already become similarly loud before, who criticized the measures around the Covid-19.

Wendler propagated that there was very one-sided reporting about the pandemic. The media are synchronized and the broadcaster RTL - where he previously sat on the DSDS jury - is one of them. Furthermore, the Wendler declared the Federal Government's measures in relation to the Corona crisis as questionable. In the course of this, even questioned the existence of the corona virus itself.


Moderator scandal in the television garden

The scandals in the hit world also go beyond the hit stars themselves. They also affect people involved in the scene who don't even sing themselves. In 2007 there were allegations against Andrea Kiewel. The ZDF employee was the presenter of the ZDF television garden between 2000 and 2007 (she has been that again since 2009) and has led through countless programs. It was and is popular with viewers and it was never noticed by unpleasant news.

But in December 2007, out of the blue, accusations were raised that the presenter was secretly using the ZDF platform to operate paid surreptitious advertising. Kiewel seemed to have a contract with the American company Weight Watchers to market a diet method for weight loss.

In various programs, the "Schlager presenter" is said to have chatted about her own success in losing weight with the company's method, not purely out of enthusiasm. Rather - so reported about the mirrorseveral times back then - the whole thing had a system. Kiewel is said to have been paid under a "questionable PR contract" by Weight Watchers to use their reach to advertise the company on television.

Kiewel later admitted at least such a contractual relationship in the show Johannes B. Kerner to have untruthfully denied. The television garden threw the presenter out as a result of the events - as already mentioned, Kiewel has been hosting the show again since 2009. So the matter briefly caused a sensation, like most of the scandals of the pop stars themselves, however, it quickly fizzled out again to clear the stage for upcoming scandals. We are more than excited to see what awaits us in the future from the world of hits and should always know that the colorful leaves will be happy to turn a mosquito into an elephant in the future.