Status: 02.10.2023, 04:45 a.m.
By: Jonas Erbas
As a pop singer and songwriter, G. G. Anderson has great success. But that comes at a price: the 73-year-old still receives hardly any pension.
Eschwege – G. G. Anderson (73) has played a decisive role in shaping the Schlager in Germany: first as a singer, gradually also as a composer who has already written hits for Roland Kaiser (71), Andy Borg (62) or Heino (84) – a career that is granted to only a few. But working as a musician has its pitfalls, especially at retirement age ...
Over 1,000 songs written, but: Schlager star G. G. Anderson hardly gets a pension
This is mainly due to the fact that G. G. Anderson has only had a permanent employment relationship for a very short time in the course of his life: He only worked as an electrician for four years before he made the leap into the music industry, the pop star recently revealed in an interview with t-online.de.
His monthly pension is correspondingly low: "I (...) get a pension of 36 euros per month. Every time the amount is transferred to me, I go out for a beer," says the 73-year-old, who makes ends meet despite the ridiculously low pension - thanks to his author participations in over 1,000 songs: "If you have written a few songs, you can make a really good living from GEMA. In the days of the Deutschmark, my payout was just under one million per year. From the age of 30 to the present day, I have earned a pig's money for 40 years."
G. G. Anderson receives an almost ridiculous pension, but is still financially secure – thanks to the music royalties and his wife Monika! © Andreas Weihs/Imago
It is also thanks to his wife Monika that the two are still making ends meet. She turns over "every penny twice": "That's why we invested our money well and I don't have to worry about finances. You can only do that with a woman like that," says G. G. Anderson. He himself is "not interested in money," revealed the native of North Hesse. One of his best-known colleagues is currently making headlines elsewhere: At her Munich concert, Helene Fischer (39) recalled a visit to the Oktoberfest with her old love Florian Silbereisen (42). Sources used: t-online.de, g-g-anderson.de