Peter Behrens, German musician, Died at 68


Peter Behrens was born on September 4, 1947, and died May 11, 2016.

He was a German drummer, actor, musician and clown.

He was adopted by the Behrens family, where he grew up in northern Germany.

Following his graduation from high school in Jaderberg, he studied at a college nearby, but quit a short while later.

He finally decided to toured as a drummer in several bands, playing throughout northern Germany, and for half a year throughout Africa.

During 1971, Peter played in the Krautrock band Silberbart, who then released an album of psychedelic hard rock, now very popular among collectors.

Almost at the end of the 1970s, he attended the Milan circus school, and worked briefly as a clown and pantomime artist.

Along with Stephan Remmler and Gert “Kralle” Krawinkel, Behrens was a member of the German band Trio in the early 1980s, where he played the drums.

The group became known mostly through the minimalist title Da Da Da, a succession to the New German Wave.

Then, the other two members met Behrens through a newspaper advertisement.

Behrens was especially known for his somewhat formal dress attire: white T-shirt, white pants, red suspenders and red shoes.

Peter Behrens’ hair-do showed an upward coil similar to that of Moritz of Max and Moritz.

Peter owned this outfit before clown school and Trio.

His owe style of playing the drums standing upright in a stoic manner, added to the visual appearance of the band.

Following there parting in 1986, and after overcoming alcoholism and a drug problem, he dedicated himself in Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven to his work as a social worker on the streets.

Peter was not successful as a solo artist.

Peter interpreted songs, including the official song for the European Football Championship 1988, Das Tor, Dep De Dö Dep, a cover version of “Tom’s Diner” by Suzanne Vega.

Peter Behrens passed away at 68 yrs old.