Singer whose long and successful career has made him one of Germany's best-known male pop performers. He is a multiple-winner of several prestigious German music honors, including the Echo Award and the Goldene Stimmgabel Award.
He grew up in the Raderthal neighborhood of Cologne, Germany.
Prior to his music career, he acted in films like When Sweet Moonlight Is Sleeping in the Hills (1969).
He married Rosemarie Remling in 1972. He is the father of singer Achim Petry.
His music has been covered by artists like Johannes Oerding.