Throughout my years of living in Germany, no one cultural icon struck me as more odd, or more quintessentially German, than Heino. An albino who sang traditional German Schlager (lit. hits, but actually this is code for easy listening), Heino was everywhere and nowhere. There was even a Heino tribute artist called The True Heino, who hung out in the Berlin underground music scene in the mid-80s when I was playing in a band there.
Hadn't thought of him in years, but suddenly, there he was. Be sure to listen to the music, too.
To the creators of the Heino Worship page, I worship you.