Bert Kaempfert

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Bert Kaempfert (born Berthold Heinrich Kämpfert; 16 October 1923 – 21 June 1980) was a German orchestra leader, multi-instrumentalist, music producer, arranger, and composer. He made easy listening and jazz-oriented records and wrote the music for a number of well-known songs, including "Strangers in the Night", “Danke Schoen” and "Moon Over Naples".

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Bert Kaempfert
Kaempfert in 1967
Kaempfert in 1967
Background information
Birth nameBerthold Heinrich Kämpfert
Born(1923-10-16)16 October 1923
Barmbek, Hamburg, Germany
Died21 June 1980(1980-06-21) (aged 56)
Mallorca, Spain
GenresEasy listening, instrumental, jazz, big band
Occupation(s)Orchestra leader, composer
Instrument(s)Accordion, clarinet, piano, saxophone
Years active1939–1980
LabelsPolydor, Decca USA, MCA