Martin Hermann Böttcher was born on June 17, 1927 in Berlin, Germany. After World War II the young Böttcher began as a solo guitarist at Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk. In 1955 he wrote the music for his first film “The Captain and His Hero” (1955). His next movie “Teenage Wolfpack” (1956), was a great artistic success for himself. He became one of the busiest composers for Cinema and TV in Germany. At the height of his career he composed the music for10 Karl-May-frontier-westerns (1962-1968) in which actors Lex Barker and Pierre Brice are the central figures. All in all Böttcher composed music for about 60 Films and 100 television productions. Today he lives on Sardinia and in Lugano. Today we celebrate Martin Böttcher’s 85th birthday.