Michael Holm (born Lothar Walter, July 29, 1943, Stettin, today Szczecin) is a German singer, musician, songwriter and producer. He is primarily known as a Schlager singer. Although his first appearance in the hit parade was in 1962 ("Lauter Schöne Worte"), he had his first big hit in 1969. "Mendocino", the German adaptation of a song by the Sir Douglas Quintet, was the biggest selling single that year in Germany. The record was released in September 1969, reached number three for five weeks, selling over a million copies.Ariola presented him with a gold record in October 1970.