The success story of Bläck Fööss began in 1970 with the single “Rievkooche-Walzer”. Jeans, long hair, electric guitar and bare feet - all of this caused frowns in the conservative carnival society.
Today, 50 years later, the Bläck Fööss have become a trademark and figurehead of the city, a musical institution far beyond the city limits. For more than five decades, the band has been inspiring the city's people with sensitive, critical lyrics and an impressive variety of styles. Her songs lovingly portray the Cologne milieu and the veedel of the city without losing sight of world events. The fan base encompasses all generations, Bläck Fööss songs are sung in kindergarten as well as in old people's homes.