Hagen, Nina (1955–)

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Hagen, Nina (1955–)

East German pop singer and actress. Born Nina Catherina Hagen, Mar 11, 1955, in East Berlin, Germany; dau. of Eva Maria Hagen (actress) and Hans Oliva (writer); children: Cosma Shiva Hagen and Otis.

With Reinhard Lakomy's band, sang Tina Turner and Janis Joplin covers (1972); relocated to West Berlin (1976); formed Nina Hagen Band with other German performers and recorded successful debut album; appeared with Lene Lovich in film Cha Cha (1979); scored gold record with her group's 2nd German album Unbehagen (1979); gained US dance club success with Giorgio Moroder-produced album Fearless (1983); offered unusual covers of "Spirit in the Sky" and "My Way" on album Nana Hagen in Ekstasy (1985); released albums Revolution Ballroom (1993), 14 Friendly Abductions (1996), and Return of the Mother (2000); was subject of Peter Sempel's documentary Nina Hagen: Punk + Glory (1999); emphasizes extraterrestrials and spirituality in work.

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