Roland Kaiser was born on May 10, 1952. He was born in Berlin and for about five decades, he was quite active. Roland Kaiser grew up in Berlin and had a commercial apprenticeship. Subsequently, he became the head of the advertising wing of a Berlin car dealership.
As a singer or musician, it must be noted that it was producer, Thomas Meisel who unearthed him. Roland Kaiser was quite active in the 1970s, and 1980s as well as the 1990s and he was in the ZDF Hit parade 67 times. He became the artist with the most frequent appearances in the ZDF hit parade.
What Has Become of Her released in 1974, was the first single of Roland Kaiser. Th efirst single didn’t do so well but his subsequent singles that were delivered did remarkably well. Free, that means Alone was successful in 1976 and he released his first Top 10 hit “Seven Barrels of Wine” in 1977.
Some of the hits he is known for include Santa Maria, Dichzu Liebe, Joana as well as Extreme. He also did a duet with Maite Kelly, titled Why Didn’t You Say? The song became a hit and very successful on YouTube. It recorded over 146 million views.
It must be noted that the recordings of Roland Kaiser, over the years, have sold over 90 million copies. On a regular basis, his songs are certified gold and platinum and he always have sold-out shows. It must be noted that his concerts in Waldbuhne, Berlin are the toast of music lovers in Summer.
He also organizes KAISERMANIA concerts in Dresden which have been successful for more than 20 years. His autobiography, Sunny Side, in October 2020 was ranked number one on the Spiegiel non-fiction bestseller list. His album, Perspectives, at the beginning of September 2022 got to number one in the German album charts for the first time in over 40 years.
Over the years, Roland Kaiser has been involved in charity work as he grew up as an orphan. He also got involved with organ donation due to the fact that at a point in time in his life, he nearly died due to a lung disease.
Since 2020, he has been a board member of the Solidarfonds Foundation NRW and also an ambassador for the Albert Schweitzer Children’s Villages and Family Works and the Children’s Hospice Central Germany Nordhausen since 2006.
He has also been involved with the Tom Wahlig Foundation, AtemWeg Foundation, the Foundation for Life of the DSO (German Organ Transplantation Foundation), as well as the Rudolf Pichlmayr Foundation.
Roland Kaiser Illness
Roland Kaiser developed a lung disease but kept it a secret. He had a lung transplant in 2020. When he had the lung disease, he found it very difficult to breathe deeply and he could have easily died.
Even when he had the lung disease, he still performed at concerts. He also spoke of the disease after pressure from his wife.