Patrick Lindner Biography
Patrick Lindner, born as Friedrich Günther Raab is a German Volksmusik singer, born 27 September 1960 in Munich, Germany.
Patrick Lindner Partner
His coming out and his relationship with manager Michael Link made him popular in Germany – newspapers called them a “Germany’s top gay couple”. They adopted eight-month-old Daniel, a child brought up in an institution in Russia. Link wrote the children’s books “Come I’ll show you my parents” and “Adventure Adoption or: a lifetime dream comes true” in order to promote tolerance towards homosexuals. The couple broke up in March, 2005.
Patrick Lindner Children
Patrick has one son, Daniel Lindner.
Patrick Lindner Career
In 1989, Lindner worked as a chef before his breakthrough when he was second in the Grand Prix der Volksmusik. He then released various singles and albums and hosted TV shows such as “Patrick Lindner persönlich” (“Patrick Lindner Personally”), “So ein Tag mit guten Freunden” (“A Day with Good Friends”), and the “Patrick Lindner Show” on ZDF (until 1998). He also had appearances in movies and series as “Weißblaue Wintergeschichten” (“Wintertime Stories”), “Das Traumschiff”, and “Soko Special”. By 1997, Lindner abandoned classical Volksmusik in order to make more progressive music.
Patrick Lindner Awards
- Bambi 1991
- Goldene Stimmgabel 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997 and 1999
Patrick Lindner Songs
- Gefühl ist eine Achterbahn
- Die kleinen Dinge des Lebens
- Anna Lena
- Ich hätt’ Dich sowieso geküsst
- Bring mir die Sonne wieder zurück
- Sommer auf Rhodos
- Und wenn i tanz mit Dir
- Hast Du heut’ wirklich schon gelebt
- Schenk mir deinen Talisman
- Dann kamst du
- Spiel den Sirtaki noch mal
- Ein Kleines Feuer, Das Dich Wärmt
- Der Mensch in dir
- Die kloane Tuer zum Paradies
- Wenn Es Noch Wunder Gibt
- Du bist die Musik in mir
- Die Kloane aus der letzten Bank
- Sommer im Haar
- So ein Tag mit guten Freunden
- Adio Amore
- Ein bisschen Sonne, ein bisschen Regen
- Mit dir ist jede Stunde ein Geschenk
- Ein Herz voll Schmetterlinge
- Wann seh’n wir uns wieder
- Der Traum von ewiger Liebe
- Wenn der Himmel brennt
- Ich kann keine traurigen Augen seh’n
- Es gibt nur dieses Leben
- Jeder braucht einen Freund
- Fang dir die Sonne
- Wie ein Sternenregen in der Nacht
- Reich deine Hand
Patrick Lindner Albums
- Mittenrein ins Glück
- Wunderschöne Weihnachtszeit mit Patrick Lindner
- Liebe ist das Salz der Erde
- Ohne Zärtlichkeit geht gar nix
- Herzlich willkommen in meinem Leben
- Stark genug
- Schenk Dir den Tag
- Meine Lieder streicheln Dich
- Heute hier und jetzt
- Fröhliche Weihnacht mit Patrick Lindner
- Wenn es noch Wunder gibt
- Jedes Herz braucht eine Heimat
- Fang dir die Sonne
- Die Sonne ist für alle da
- Weihnachten bin ich daheim
- Leb dein Leben
- Träum Dich Ins Paradies
- Ganz privat
- Best Of: Die größten Erfolge
- Best Of
- Danke für die kleinen Träume
- Nur das Beste – Die größten Hits
Patrick Lindner Video
Patrick Lindner in an interview about his marriage proposal, honeymoon and travel
In an interview with SchlagerPlanet, Patrick Lindner speaks exclusively about his marriage proposal to his longtime partner and manager Peter Schäfer, where he goes on honeymoon, and what fascinates him about traveling.
When Patrick Lindner (57) reached second place in 1989 with the song “The kloane door to paradise” at the Grand Prix of Folk Music , he would hardly have dreamed that he would be almost 30 years later as Schlagerstar (current album “Live your life”) the music fans excited. For a long time, the born Munich man has arrived in his private paradise.
In an interview with SchlagerPlanet chief reporter Daniela Kerscher, Patrick Lindner talks about his spontaneous marriage proposal to his longtime partner and manager Peter Schäfer, which makes him especially happy on the honeymoon and why he is so motivated by the commitment of Reiner Meutsch and his foundation “Fly & Help” deeply impressed.
SchlagerPlanet: Ever wanted to become a singer, was that your dream as a little boy?
Patrick Lindner: Yes, there were certain dreams already there, although I must honestly say that I was too shy to trust that I would go on stage someday. That really came later. And it was actually more a coincidence. In the mid-eighties I started to play theater in Munich and had to play a role there, which had to do with singing. And so I came more and more on the stage. The theater then scared me a little bit. I then licked blood and did not really want to stop anymore. Then I met my former producer Jean Frankfurter – and my author, now 93-year-old Irma Holder. So a very great woman who wrote 150 to 200 songs for me in the ten years we worked together. With the two I could celebrate my first big successes. The two are known very well today because they were responsible, for example, for the beginnings of Helene Fischer.
SchlagerPlanet: In 1990 your song “The little things in life” came out. What are these little things in life for you personally?
Patrick Lindner: There are so many little things in everyday life that make him so worth living. We often have a very stressful life, we are very much among people, which is quite nice, but nevertheless one enjoys then all the more small moments, which one then has for itself. And if it’s just a cup of coffee you enjoy on the terrace. I think everyone has such little things in store for him that make him particularly happy. It does not always have to be the big thing. But I also believe that I am a person who has the ability to make little of something beautiful and who has a good imagination of how to beautify things.
SchlagerPlanet: In addition to music and cooking, you like to go traveling, as recently as you were on a cruise with the “MS Berlin”. What did you especially like about it?
Patrick Lindner: It’s just awesome to make a sea voyage. The great thing is really about this ship, that you have the feeling, you go by boat right in the middle of the city. You can walk from the moorings to the city. That is very impressive. I was very happy, and I think many other guests too. We went to beautiful places. I found Lisbon so appealing.
SchlagerPlanet: Were you for the first time on the “MS Berlin”?
Patrick Lindner: Although I had the good fortune to play in a beautiful “dream ship” episode, I could not experience the ship from the inside at that time, because I was not even on board. Although I was on this ship as a guest star, but in the story it was so that a very different, played by Marek Erhard, as the artist Patrick Lindner had spent. We shot exclusively on San Lucia. This is how I got to know the “MS Berlin” for the first time.
SchlagerPlanet: You have recently visited another paradise, namely the Dominican Republic. You have spontaneously made a decision …
Patrick Lindner: The Reiner Meutsch Foundation invited them to the “Night of the German Schlager” and that’s why it also offered to combine this place with the marriage proposal.
SchlagerPlanet: What moved you to this step?
Patrick Lindner: I’m just a family man, and I think that’s very nice when you find someone to go through life with. That is no longer self-evident today. I can say now that we already know each other for eight years this year, we have been trying for a few years and feel safer than if it were a partnership that is still fresh.
SchlagerPlanet: And when does the wedding party follow? Is there already a place for it?
Patrick Lindner: No. It does not necessarily have to be Munich, but nothing extraordinary. It is still in the stars. You first have to think about it. In that sense, I’m also someone who says that’s more of a private story. This means that we will certainly celebrate only in the closest family and friends.
SchlagerPlanet: The destination of the honeymoon is already set. Why did you choose the Maldives?
Patrick Lindner: Maldives because I’ve never been there. I imagine these atolls very dreamlike! The island must resemble paradise. And you travel only with light luggage – and that’s just the most beautiful!
SchlagerPlanet: They make a great gesture by giving up on wedding gifts. For this, poor children are to be gifted.
Patrick Lindner: We were asked, what would you wish for the wedding? We both said at the moment: We want to support ‘Fly & Help’ because this foundation enables children to live a better life by building schools. In this way, we help to create something that is enduring. That was the trigger, why we have set up a donation account, which runs under the motto “wedding”.
SchlagerPlanet: What impresses you most about the work of Reiner Meutsch?
Patrick Lindner: When we were in Namibia together last year, Reiner and I got to know each other better. After selling his company, he said, “Now it’s a lifetime dream.” He bought a Cessna and flew around the world with a friend. Having seen much suffering in many developing countries, it was clear to him: help is needed, and what can we give children better than education? When he returned, he set himself the goal of building seven schools a year. Today, 170 schools have already been built. That’s really impressive.
SchlagerPlanet: Which performances besides the “Night of the German Schlager” are you particularly remembered?
Patrick Lindner: A performance at the Waldstadion in Berlin – that is a very special moment that you experience there and, of course, never forget! At that time, for example, many people sang my song “The Little Things in Life”. That was a great feeling and something that stays in your heart. Of course there were many other great moments, every single performance, especially on the ships, is something special.
SchlagerPlanet: You will be back on the “MS Berlin” as early as 4 April 2019. Can you already reveal a surprise?
Patrick Lindner: I have my 30th anniversary on stage next year and ask myself almost incredulously: Where did the time go? Madness! Being in show business for three decades – that’s quite, really great. I am very happy about that, too, and there Nicki (“I am a Bavarian cowgirl”) – I know her from my early days and with her I sang the duet title “Voulez-Vous” for my current album – this year already celebrating its 35th stage anniversary, I had an idea. So I asked her to accompany me to my big anniversary next year at “MS Berlin”. And she has agreed. I’m really looking forward to our journey together. We will then musically have a lot to offer each other.
SchlagerPlanet: Dear Patrick Lindner, Thank you for the interview!
Patrick Lindner News
Patrick Lindner – Come on out to the ocean
28th July, 2018 | fm1today.ch
He never sounded so light-hearted, spontaneous and adventurous: Following on from the programmatic title song from his latest Top 40 album “Leb dein Leben”, which Patrick Lindner had recently published, he now lays out with “Let’s go out into the open sea addition, “a wonderful, exotic and extremely swinging summer single that sets from the first tone to 100% good mood and sunshine feeling!
” Where we like it, we’ll drop the anchor and enjoy the moment, ” says Lindners wonderfully unconcrete plan for this latest title, which he recorded with his ancestral producer Tommy Mustac. Just live in the day, let your soul, spend the night together under the starry tent – that is the motto for this carefree, rousing Mediterranean trip, which immediately makes for wanderlust and makes you want to togetherness under endlessly wide skies. In the great video clip for the new single, there are of course the right pictures: filmed on and off the most beautiful corners of Mallorca, Patrick Lindner takes his fans on the boat – and off you go “to the sea” …
By the way, right on time for the 30th stage anniversary, Patrick Lindner will be heading for the ocean with his fans – for the spring of 2019 a big fan cruise is planned!
It is hard to believe that it has been almost 30 years since Patrick Lindner finished 2nd in the Grand Prix of Folk Music (1989). But time flies, as is well known, when everything runs smoothly: Lots of precious metal (3x Platinum, 6x Gold), five Golden Tuning Forks and a Bambi were in the meantime for the four-time winner of the ZDF hit parade. Celebrated as a musician, the likeable Munich is also known as a chef, as a moderator, who can look back on several dozen own shows for ZDF and ARD (eg “So a day with good friends”, “Patrick Lindner personally”, “Patrick Lindner Show” ), and as prime-time actor (including “Dream Ship”, “SOKO”) and since the middle of the decade as an operetta star (“In the White Horse”, 2015). Following on from his predecessor studio album “Mittenrein in Glück”,
“The star tent is our house / we do not need any more”: elated and cheerful, adventurous and adventurous, Patrick Lindner presents himself on his brand new release “Let’s go out into the open sea”. Who would have thought that even a sonorous 3-minute short trip can be so refreshing ?! (Telamo).