|Special: 65th Birthday Gunter Hampel (Aug 31. 2oo2)|
|Here are messages of congratulations on Gunter's 65th birthday!
Please also refer to the article in the newspaper Göttinger Tageblatt (picture image/German text/English translation) and the announcement by Birth Records on August 28th.
all the best wishes for your birthday, all thinkable good wishes. I admire, how you keep on carrying the message, also handing it over to younger generations and how you stayed young yourself. Our times need urgently personalities like you , who understand Jazz as a challenge for creativ actions , not as a formulare to reproduce , remake , the past. Thank you for EVERYTHING over all these decades and furthermore keep up your positive energy.
Heart-felt greetings from Leipzig.
Hi, this is Jason Lee from Hong Kong. Happy birthday !!! Thank you so much for the great work you've done in the past 5o years..
ALL ABOUT JAZZ is announcing your birthday today, the september issue of Jazz Podium is dedicating a whole page to you. Happy Birthday !
Hopefully you can very long continue making music after the so called
retirement age. Too bad, that Lionel Hampton died on the same day.
reply from Gunter to Hans Kumpf :
yes, dear lionel , I see that as a sign, like the baton in a relay team, because Lionel was the one, who turned me on.....
thanks for your wishes, cool, I will do my best, as long as my body can keep it up !
Happy Birthday pops !
Congrats to you today ! I hope this day reminds you how much we appreciate having you around ! MUCH LOVE
wherever you are right now, and whatever you might be doing : Happy greetings to your birthday. When I think about it, since how many generations you are standing on stage, and what a young music you still make, that is incredible, unbelievable, I can't repeat that often enough. I do , as often as I can.
I wish you a wonderful day and am looking forward in hearing your concert Oktober 15. at the Stadtgarten in cologne..
Hans Juergen von Osterhausen