Hagen Liebing, former bassist of the punk rock group „The doctors“ ist tot. He died suddenly today Sunday at the age of 55 Years after a short, but serious illness, like the Berlin city magazine tip on its facebook-announced Page: „The news came at the end For us not surprising and yet we are very sad“.
Hagen Liebing was 1961 born in Berlin and grew 1986 and remained until its interim resolution at the doctors 1988 in the band. When the doctors themselves 1993 reunited, The Incredible Hagen was no longer there. About his time with the doctors he published 2003 his book „The Incredible Hagen – My years with ‚The doctors'“. Early 90s worked first studied media studies as a music journalist for the „Tagesspiegel“, later he moved to „TIP“. In addition Liebing headed temporarily publicity of the sports club Tennis Borussia Berlin.
Hagen joined 1986 to the doctors, As Bela B. phoned him and asked, if he wanted to be a pop star. The first joint Concert was a benefit concert for „the true Heino“ Tempodrom in Berlin. It was the first big time of doctors, when the band was on the one hand on the way into the charts, On the other hand, with its deliberately provocative songs always again got into trouble with the authorities. An official scandal band. Unlike Rodrigo González and Hans „Sahni“ Runge he was employee bassist and not a member in the strict sense, therefore was at any doctors-CD, when he participated, the memo „featuring The incredible Hagen“ find. Farin and Bela had tried him in joining the choice, either to be hired, what a hard job meant or completely enter, what profit sharing, would have meant but also of the thoughtfulness of losses of the band. As Hagen at that time was still studying, he opted for the appointing. He was brought into the band, because Farin and Bela after Sahnie in Hagen a peaceful people found. Annual 1988 detached themselves doctors, and each went his own way. On spOnline he had written a few years ago about:
Eventually we decided, to play our very last concert in Westerland. In Kursaal. Because there is only about 1.500 purely fit people, we wanted to play two concerts, but that has not been approved. The city had administrative Fear, that there is a „Punkerinvasion“ would. This happened of course still. Because it was the last concert, came many friends and companions to the island. Rocko Schamoni and the Golden Lemons, Rod Gonzales, of now in the „doctors“ is my successor on bass, Lanrue of One Ton. Moreover Tour people came, Crew members, Roadies, old friends from the Berlin punk environment and a lot of fans, who are always behind us traveled. With which we then made the afternoon the beach chairs uncertain.
In the evening it was finally time. We sat backstage shortly before the performance. January has made singing exercises. I do not. For me it was fruitless, and Dirk also has not made. Then we went on stage like any other concert.
We went up, It was dark and had as all their instruments, it went off with a thump – light on, Music from! From there it was practically only a single roar of the fans. Below were the normal concertgoers, our friends were up on a gallery, once went around. It has been seen from the stage each. All people, I knew, I had constantly in view. And than all looked so agitated, there was an already clear, that this was just not a normal concert. Each of these unique situation was really aware: This is now really the last concert.
Funny it was of course still. a „doctors“-Concert is always funny. But that was as sweet and sour – had downed both. Eventually we were through with our standard set. It was only then we realized, that we no longer wanted to quit. We played the additions … and then even more additions. Eventually we realized: Mist, now should really be an end – and then we played more encores. It really went very, very long. At the end we bowed, said goodbye to the people. Then we went off the stage. From band ran music, the Jan had specially taken. I do not even know anymore, what it was the beginning of the concert. But was at the end „Not, I regret nothing“ by Edith Piaf.
During his time as a bassist and as a background singer at the doctors he studied Media Studies. With the founding of the band 1993 he was no longer there, however,. But when even after its end „The doctors“ played music in the lives of bassists a major role. He worked as a journalist, first in the musical department of the Tagesspiegel and later for the Berlin magazine Tip. 2003 he published his book „The Incredible Hagen - My Years with ‚The doctors'“. Hagen lived with the music boss of Radio Eins, Anja Caspary and their two children together. For me the incredible Hagen lives on, Hagen himself of course has no clue about, he is dead. Hagen is simply no longer on demselbem timeline as we, as a photon, which can traverse the whole universe in proper time zero. Bon Voyage Hagen, Mach’s gut. rock on!