Photo Gallery: Reinventing the King of Schlock
02/07/2013
Heino, whose real name is Heinz Georg Kramm, is a doyen of  Schlager , an...
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Heino, whose real name is Heinz Georg Kramm, is a doyen of Schlager, an old-fashioned word meaning "hit," an often-maligned but enduring genre of poppy, folksy, sing-along, clap-along songs, usually about love, always in German, and rarely distinguishable from each other.