peter herbolzheimer
that ol' bus smell
German-Romanian band leader, composer, arranger, trombonist, guitarist. Born: December 31st, 1935, in Bucharest, Romania. Died: March 27th, 2010, in Cologne, Germany. 1951 he immigrated to West Germany where he learnt to play the guitar. 1953 school-leaving examination in the USA. 1957 he returned to Germany and studied in Nuremberg. 1960 he started to play in US-clubs and radio bands. 1969 foundation of an All-Star Big Band, the Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass. 1972 Bundesverdienstkreuz (German national award for the opening-music for Olympic Games). 1981 leader of the SWF Big Band.
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