|Years active 1980s–present|
Labels Grand Hotel van Cleef
Name Bernd Begemann
|Associated acts Die Antwort, Die Befreiung|
Music director Schroeders Wonderful World
Albums Rezession Baby!, Sag Hallo zur Holle
Similar People Olli Schulz, Dirk Darmstaedter, Frank Spilker, Bernadette La Hengst, Jochen Distelmeyer
Record label Grand Hotel van Cleef
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Bernd Begemann (born 1963) is a contemporary German alt/pop singer-songwriter linked to the Hamburger Schule.
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- Lack of a lover dirk darmstaedter and bernd begemann 2003
- Bernd Begemann and Die Befreiung
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- Bernd Begemann
- Die Antwort
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Begemann's biological parents were probably a man from Turkey and a woman from Germany, although Begemann admits he does not know. In 1963, he was adopted by Margot and Bernhard Begemann at the age of six months. By the end of the 1970s, in his hometown of Bad Salzuflen (Germany) he had become a 15-year-oldmath? punk. His first band, founded in 1979, was a punk rock band with the "real rebel name", "Vatikan". The members of this band were Bernd Begemann, Frank Jacobs (later in the band "Out of Order" and "Time Twisters") and Martin Stammeier (later, the drummer of many heavy metal bands).
From the middle to the end of the 1980s he was part of the Pop-music label "Fast Weltweit" (almost worldwide). It was found by Michael Girke, Achim Knorr, Andreas Henning, Frank Spilker (Die Sterne) and Frank Werner. They released singles and cassette tape samplers, such as Jochen Distelmeyer's (later in the band Blumfeld) "Bienenjäger" with Thomas Wenzel (now in Die Goldenen Zitronen and Die Sterne) and the very first Die Sterne single. Even with his connection to "Fast Weltweit", Bernd never released any records with them.
When he was 20, Begemann moved to Hamburg to later create the band known as Die Antwort (engl.: The Answer). With Die Antwort, Begemann would finally be able to do the music he's always desired. This made the "Hamburg-Ostwestfalen-Verbindung" (the Hamburg-East-Westphalian Connection).
1988 was the year that it finally happened: Die Antwort released its first CD. Produced for 150,000 german marks (by RCA), the CD (called "1987") flopped because, according to some people, the band's "image was too hard for their soft sound". Eventually, Die Antwort broke up as a band.
With respect to his musical attitude, Begemann said: "I only make music because nobody can speak for me. I'm the only one who can. That's why being punk doesn't just mean drinking cheap beer and puking on the sidewalk." 
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