Walter Andreas Schwarz was a German singer-songwriter who was best known for being Germany's first representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 1956 with the song "Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück", which finished in second place.
After the Contest, he went on to become a successful author of novels and especially radio dramas. One of his last contributions was an adaption of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" in 1990 and 1991, which included 17 episodes. In 1985, he appeared - along with many other former German representatives - in the interval act of the German national final, which was a medley of all German entries until that year. For many years, he lived in London before he moved back to Germany.
He died in April 1992 in Heidelberg.
|Eurovision Song Contest 1956|
|Artists||Jetty Paerl • Lys Assia • Fud Leclerc • Walter Andreas Schwarz • Mathé Altéry • Michèle Arnaud • Franca Raimondi • Corry Brokken • Lys Assia • Mony Marc • Freddy Quinn • Dany Dauberson • Michèle Arnaud • Tonina Torrielli|
|Songs||De vogels van Holland • Das alte Karussell • Messieurs les noyés de la Seine • Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück • Le temps perdu • Ne crois pas • Aprite le finestre • Voorgoed voorbij • Refrain • Le plus beau jour de ma vie • So geht das jede Nacht • Il est là • Les amants de minuit • Amami se vuoi|