William McCreery Ramsey (17 April 1931 – 2 July 2021) was an American-German jazz and pop singer, journalist and actor. He sang and recorded German schlager, also German-language cover versions of English hits, jazz and swing.
He also appeared in films and television series, and ran series on radio and television as a presenter.
In his youth, he sang in a college dance band and sang jazz, swing and blues in the evenings during his time at university.
He served with the US Airforce in Germany and was employed to entertain the troops. He also performed in clubs.
In 1955 he teamed up with jazz pianist and music producer Heinz Gietz, a collaboration which proved long lived and successful.
During 1960s Ramsey sang predominantly English-language songs. In this musically varied decade he presented operettas, musical and beat songs, as well as an LP with children’s songs.
Ramsey released 50 singles as well as 30 LPs and CDs.
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