Walter Andreas Schwarz

Walter Andreas Schwarz (2 June 1913 – 1 April 1992) was a German singer, songwriter, novelist, Kabarettist, author of radio dramas and translator.

Walter Andreas Schwarz
Promotional picture for the Eurovision Song Contest 1956
Promotional picture for the Eurovision Song Contest 1956
Background information
Born(1913-06-02)2 June 1913
Aschersleben, Germany
Died1 April 1992(1992-04-01) (aged 78)
Heidelberg, Germany
GenresChanson, Schlager
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1956–1992


Schwarz was born in Aschersleben. In 1956, he competed with his own composition Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück in the German national final for the Eurovision Song Contest and won. Along with Freddy Quinn, he therefore became the first German entrant in the competition. His placing is not known, but it is rumoured that he finished second.[1] The song was released as a single but commercially, it was not very successful. Other notable records were not released. He went on to become a successful author of novels and especially radio dramas. One of his last contributions was an adaption of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in 1990 and 1991, which included 17 episodes. In 1985, he appeared – along with many other former German representatives – in the interval act of the German national final, which was a medley of all German entries until that year. For many years, he lived in London before he moved back to Germany. He died on 1 April 1992 in Heidelberg.



  • Die Frucht der Ungesetzlichkeit (1982)
  • Der Bürger Karl Marx aus Trier (1983)

Radio dramasEdit


  • Jan Feddersen: Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein, Hoffmann und Campe 2002


Preceded by
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
(and Freddy Quinn with So geht das jede Nacht)
Succeeded by
Margot Hielscher
with Telefon, Telefon

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