Bert Kaempfert has received numerous awards for his outstanding international successes as a composer, band leader, producer and arranger.
1959 Die Gitarre und das Meer mit Freddy Quinn (Polydor, Germany)
1960 Morgen mit Ivo Robic (Polydor, Germany)
1961 Wonderland By Night (Decca/USA)
1966 A Swingin’ Safari (Polydor, Germany)
1969 Wonderland By Night (Decca, USA)
1969 Blue Midnight (Decca, USA)
1969 Double Gold für Greatest Hits von RIAA* (Decca, USA)
1971 Double Gold Disc Award für 50.000 Bert-Kaempfert-LPs (Polydor, South Afrika)
1971 A Swingin’ Safari (Polydor, Germany)
1971 Gold für 1 Million Bert-Kaempfert-LPs (Polydor, Germany)
*(Recording Industry Association of America)
In 1968 Bert Kaempfert received a total of five BMI Awards for his compositions Lady, Spanish Eyes, Sweet Maria, Strangers In The Night and The World We Knew.
On September 16, 2003, Bert Kaempfert was awarded the 5th Award posthumously for the song Spanish Eyes.
BMI Song Awards
The American copyright organization BMI annually presents the BMI Award at the famous BMI dinner, each for 1 million radio and TV performances. In the period from 1966 to 2003 Bert Kaempfert received:
7 Awards for Strangers In The Night
1 Award for Strangers In The Night
(Most Performed Song in the BMI Repertoire 1966)
5 Awards for Spanish Eyes
3 Awards for The World We Knew (Over And Over)
3 Awards for Danke Schoen
1 Award for Lady
1 Award for Sweet Maria
1 Award for L.O.V.E.
1961 BAND OF THE FUTURE,
„Cash Box” (Musikfachzeitschrift, USA)
1965 ESTRELLA DE ORO, for the most
successful composition in 1964, Venezuela
1965 Award for
LP “Living It Up”, Argentina
1966 GOLDEN GLOBE for Strangers In
The Night, best theme tune of the year, USA
1975 GOLDENER NOTENSCHLÜSSEL, (Golden
1978 Award for instrumental
Footprints In The Sand, Argentina
1980 Two GOLDENE EUROPA (Golden Europe) awards
for Strangers In The Night and Spanish Eyes, Germany
Auszeichnungen – Postum
1984 GOLDENE STIMMGABEL
(Golden Tuning Fork), Germany
1993 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
from BMI, USA
1993 „Songwriters Hall Of Fame”, USA.
Bert Kaempfert was the first German to receive probably the most significant international award that can be granted to a composer: he became post mortem a member of “Songwriters Hall Of Fame”. (Click here for more information: www.songwritershalloffame.org)
2003 GOLDEN GRAMMOPHONE, Germany
Lifetime Achievement Award from the Polydor Island Group.