Achim Reichel Biography

Achim Reichel born 28 January 1944 is a musician, producer, and songwriter from Hamburg, Germany. He is known for his 1991 single “Aloha Heja He”, and serving as the frontman for the 1960s beat group The Rattles, who, among other achievements, were selected to open for The Beatles on the Fabs’ last-ever tour of Europe in 1966.

Achim Reichel Career

In the year 1968, he co-founded the psychedelic pop group Wonderland, which also included English ex-patriate Les Humphries who would soon start his own Les Humphries Singers. In 1971, Reichel left the group for his own progressive Krautrock solo project, A. R. & Machines, of which the first album Die grüne Reise (The green journey) was critically acclaimed and likened to bands such as Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream.

Since the year 1975, Reichel has taken a keen interest in recording traditional German songs and classic poetry as modern-style music, which includes such albums as Dat Shanty Alb’m (1975), Klabautermann (1977), Regenballade (1977), Fledermaus (1988), Wilder Wassermann (2002), and Volxlieder (2006).

Achim Reichel Personal Life

He has been married to Heidi Pfingsten since 1978.

Achim Reichel Photo
Achim Reichel Photo

Achim Reichel Songs

  1. Aloha Heja He
  2. Kuddel Daddel Du
  3. Der Spieler
  4. Fliegende Pferde
  5. Blues in Blond
  6. Wahre Liebe
  7. Nachtexpress
  8. Sophie, mein Henkersmadel
  9. Pest an Bord
  10. Steaks und Bier und Zigaretten
  11. Eine Ewigkeit unterwegs
  12. Dolles Ding
  13. Fahrrad Fahrn
  14. Sturmflut
  15. Halla Ballu Ballay
  16. Wir lieben die Stürme
  17. Das Meerweib
  18. Robert der Roboter
  19. Künstlerhände
  20. Die Ballade von den Königskindern
  21. Oh wie kalt ist es geworden
  22. Leben Leben
  23. Mama Stadt
  24. Cabrio Joe
  25. Das Lied von Susi und Johnny
  26. Der Wilde Wassermann
  27. Mein Herz ist ein Ufo
  28. Mit den Taschen voller Gold
  29. Karawane ins Glück
  30. Seidenrosenduft
  31. Rolling Home
  32. Come on and Sing

Achim Reichel Albums

  1. Die Grüne Reise – The Green Journey
  2. Regenballade
  3. A.R. IV
  4. Wilder Wassermann
  5. Grosse Freiheit
  6. Autovision
  7. Echos aus Zeiten der Grünen Reise

Achim Reichel Video

https://youtu.be/pNljuu46WlM