born on 23/3/1946 in Lenzburg, AG, Switzerland
Pepe Lienhard (born Peter Rudolf Lienhard; 23 March 1946 in Lenzburg) is a Swiss bandleader and musician.
Already in school, Lienhard had begun a band with the name "The College Stompers". In university, he studied law, but broke off his studies in 1969 and founded a professional big band sextet, Pepe Lienhard Band, with which he released numerous albums. Their first success came with "Sheila Baby". The group won sixth place at the Eurovision Song Contest 1977 with the song "Swiss Lady".
The band accompanied Udo Jürgens in his tours after 1982 and made several appearances with other stars like Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra.
In addition to his continued performances, Lienhard composes arrangements in a variety of styles.
- "Sheila Baby"
- "Swiss Lady"
- "My Honeybee"
- Saxy LiebesTraum
- "About Pepe Lienhard Band". Eurovision. Retrieved 2 May 2014.