Polo Hofer

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Polo Hofer
Polo Hofer 2011.jpg
Hofer performing in 2011
Background information
Born(1945-03-16)16 March 1945
Interlaken, Switzerland
Died22 July 2017(2017-07-22) (aged 72)
Oberhofen am Thunersee,[1] Switzerland
GenresSwiss-German Rock and Pop
Years active1961–2017
Associated actsRumpelstilz, Schmetterband

Urs Alfred "Polo" Hofer (16 March 1945 – 22 July 2017) was a Swiss musician. He was known for his work in the field of Swiss German pop and rock music. He was born in Interlaken, Switzerland.

Hofer composed and sang in Bernese German, and was one of the most popular protagonists of Swiss-German rock and pop music, so-called Mundartrock. Co-founding the then popular Swiss rock groups Rumpelstilz and Schmetterband, Hofer published 18 music albums and composed about 350 songs.

Hofer died on 22 July 2017 at the age of 72.[2]

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  1. "Tschou zäme, es isch schön gsy!" (in German). Tages-Anzeiger. 2017-07-24. Retrieved 2017-07-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Polo Hofer ist tot" (in German). SRF. 2017-07-24. Retrieved 2017-07-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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