ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Singer and Songwriter Klaus Meine of the Scorpions

Updated on November 1, 2016
Klaus Meine
Klaus Meine | Source

Klaus Meine: The Little Rock 'n' Roll Singer With The Big Voice

His isn't a household name, but the band for which Klaus Meine has been the lead singer and songwriter for the past forty years is one of the most popular hard rock groups in history.

Even if you're not familiar with The Scorpions, you may have heard some of their hits. Still Loving You was a popular school dance song when I was growing up in the '80s, and an acoustic version was part of the "Lord of the Rings" movie soundtrack. (Watch the video.) The Scorpions have sold over 100 million records.

I've been a fan of Klaus Meine and the rest of the Scorpions since I first heard them in Middle School, and I became an even bigger fan when I saw them live in the early '90s. I can hardly believe that Klaus is now in his 60s, and the Scorpions are in the midst of their final world tour. As soon as they post their U.S. dates, I'll be buying a ticket. Anyone wanna go with me?

Have You Heard of Klaus Meine?

I suppose there COULD be more than one Klaus Meine (pronounce "mine," for those of you who don't sprechen sie Deutsch), but I'm specifically asking about this man of small stature with the big, rockin', melodic voice.

So, do you know of this Klaus?

See results

More About Klaus Meine

Singer Klaus Meine, known for his melodic, counter-tenor voice as front-man for the hard rock group, The Scorpions, was born on May 25th, 1948, in Hanover, Germany. Meine has written most of the lyrics for the Scorpions' songs.

In 1981, after a world tour and during the recording of the Blackout album, Klaus Meine lost his voice. In fact, he couldn't even speak properly let alone sing, and he was advised by his doctor to consider another profession. But the Scorpions stuck together and after therapy and two vocal cord surgeries, Meine's voice recovered.

Klaus Meine was ranked by Hit Parader as the twenty-second greatest heavy metal vocalist of all time. He is respected worldwide for his support for music and human rights.

Source: Wikipedia

The Latest From The Scorpions

Sting in the Tail
Sting in the Tail
A quote from Klaus Meine: "While we were working on our album these past few months, we could literally feel how powerful and creative our work was–and how much fun we were still having, in the process. We want to end the Scorpions' extraordinary career on a high note. We are extremely gracious for the fact that we still have the same passion for music we've always had since the beginning."

Klaus Sings the Ballad, Wind of Change - Here, have a listen....

This song was written by Klaus for the Scorpions' Crazy World album, which was released in 1990. The song is about Glasnost in the Soviet Union (Glasnost was a policy that increased transparency in government institutions and activities), the end of the Cold War, and the fall of Socialist-run governments in the eastern bloc beginning in 1989.

Rock singer Klaus Meine
Rock singer Klaus Meine | Source

Klaus Meine Facts & Figures

  • Height: 165 cm (5' 5")
  • Weight: 62 kg (137 pounds)
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Marital Status: Married to Gabi since March 24, 1976 (see a photo of the couple.)
  • Children: Christian
  • Favorite Foods: Italian, Asian
  • Favorite Cars: Mercedes 500 SL
  • Favorite Sports: Tennis, Soccer
  • Favorite Colors: Black, Red and Blue
  • Favorite Books: Biographies
  • Favorite Subjects: Music, Politics
  • Favorite Movies: Rain Man, Forrest Gump
  • Favorite Actors: Tom Hanks and Dustin Hoffman
  • Favorite Places: Berlin, Los Angeles, Paris, New York
  • Favorite Escape: Home Sweet Home
  • Things he doesn't like: Intolerance
  • Other hands he's been in: Copernicus, Mushrooms
  • What motivates Klaus Meine?: New challenges, music, creative people
  • How Klaus spends his spare time: With his family and dear friends
  • Charity: Nordoff Robbins, Unicef

The Scorpions
The Scorpions | Source

Send Me An Angel - Also from the Crazy World album

Klaus co-wrote this song with Scorpions' rhythm guitarist and long-time friend, Rudolf Schenker.

Still Loving You, Live - A timeless rock power-ballad

This is one of my all-time favorite Scorpions songs, which really showcases Klaus Meine's vocal range. From their 1984 album Love at First Sting, this song is, on the surface, about a love affair gone bad, in which the lovers have decided to give it one more try before calling it quits. Some also consider this song a metaphor for the divide that still existed at the time between East and West Germany, with references to the Berlin Wall (ie. "Your pride has built a wall so strong I can't get through...").

As you'll see and hear in this video, this versatile song was re-recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000 for the Moment of Glory album. Enjoy!

More Klaus Meine Videos - Choose the one you want to watch...

...or sit back and enjoy them all for a full dose of Klaus.

Meaning, of his musical talent.

So, What Do YOU Think of Klaus Meine?

See results

The Best Of Klaus and The Rest of the Band

Bad For Good: The Very Best of Scorpions
Bad For Good: The Very Best of Scorpions
Still Loving You, Rock You Like a Hurricane, Rhythm of Love -- these songs bring me right back to high school dances and my college days, when I listened to the Scorps nearly every day and saw them in concert several times. I'm happy to still hear these classic hard rock tunes being played ... even if it just in the grocery store once in a while or on a "oldies" rock radio station. Somehow, though, even today's teens know the best of the Scorpions songs.

Vote on Your Favorite Klaus Meine/Scorpions Song

My favorite Scorpions song is....

See results

The Scorpions With A Symphony Orchestra

Moment of Glory
Moment of Glory
This album brings the Scorpions full circle, combining party anthems like "Rock You Like a Hurricane" (now called "Hurricane 2000") and "Big City Nights" into fully orchestrated productions featuring the Berlin Philharmonic.

Here's A Sample

Klaus and the boys may be a few decades older, but they've still got it. And this is a rock band with class.

© 2010 Deb Kingsbury

Shout Out For Klaus Meine! (And the Scorpions) -- Share your stories, sightings, thoughts, rants, raves...

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Tim Truzy info4u profile image

      Tim Truzy 

      3 years ago from U.S.A.

      You are right. They still rock. Just tried some of their music when I practiced my martial arts last night. Can't beat it.

      I think I really like the Scorpions because they are from an era when musicians really had to play their instruments. Sure, there was a little electronic gadgetry - but nothing like the auto tunes stuff which hurts my ears.

      They wrote well, they played well. Thanks for writing an article with good taste.

      Much respect,



    • Ramkitten2000 profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Kingsbury 

      3 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I still listen to them while working out. :-) I guess they've finally retired, so no new Scorpions (Klaus Meine) music, I guess. Darn.

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile image

      Tim Truzy 

      3 years ago from U.S.A.

      Great article about an artist who I have heard of but knew little about. The Scorpions rock. I love their hard driving rhythms and pounding guitar riffs. I used to put them on when working out or when skating back in my youth.

      Much respect,



    • John Dyhouse profile image

      John Dyhouse 

      10 years ago from UK

      I have heard of the scorpions but not the name of Klaus Meine. Nice to find out a little about tis artist, will be coming back to hear more of his music when less busy. Nicely formatted lens

    • MacPharlain profile image


      10 years ago

      Klaus Meine and the Scorpions rock! Been listening to them since high school.

    • profile image


      10 years ago

      Cool lens, love to hear of different artists.

    • profile image


      11 years ago

      Ahhhh - music always brings me back! I remember when I first heard the Scorpions :)


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)