From Holocaust survivor to heavy metal queen

From Holocaust survivor to heavy metal queen


norman lebrecht

October 04, 2021

The last five of Inge Ginsberg’s 99 years were spent songwriting and performing in a heavy metal band.

Before that, she had been a stock market investor, journalist, published poet and adventuress.

Fame arrived at 94 when she went on Switzerland’s Got Talent.

The Times obit today reports: Ginsberg said she felt it was important to stay connected with life, surround herself with young people and keep doing things that she had never done before. By her own account, she had not previously appeared on stage or held a microphone. 



  • Rock in Peace, Granma!

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    Just when you thought you’ve seen and heard everything! Perhaps this is the post Holocaust grandchild of Schoenberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire”. I wouldn’t want to listen to this everyday, but I thought it was hysterical (and with something of a real message).

  • V. Lind says:

    More death metal, surely?