The TotenUniverse is a story about people who were never welcome in society, who never quite fitted. Rob Wallet decided to create a sociey of his own…
Rob Wallet followed his ambition to become a music journalist and penned the modest selling book Clowns Don’t Cry: Glam Rock in the 1970s.
With his career on the slide Wallet decided to investigate the murders of all four members of Toten Herzen in 1977. Wallet remembered the slaying and the curious details surrounding (the alleged murderer) Lenny Harper’s release, the near-identical description of the murders in Jonathan Knight’s horror novel The Dead Heart Weeps, and the testimony of PC Barry Bush, the first police officer at the murder scene in Highgate Cemetary.
Documenting his research in a series of essays and blog posts Wallet tracked down the band to a remote village in southern Germany named Obergrau. Here, he met an old Lenny Harper and the band. The details of his meeting with the band are not known; a crucial ten to fifteen minute encounter is still undocumented.
Entranced by Susan Bekker and morbidly fascinated with the 1970s, Wallet spent inordinate sums of money trying to recreate his childhood buying old toys, games and books, and used the recording of the Malandanti album as an excuse to return to the English Lake District and the search for a so-called lost valley. At the same time, he met Bamberg witch Lena Siebert-Neved.
Wallet endured a brief relationship with Elaine Daley before relocating to Monaco and living on a boat named the Agnetha (after Abba’s blonde singer Agnetha Faltskog). Teaming up with a group of British ghost hunters Wallet met Veronique Dusollier, a solitary ghost haunting one of the visited houses.
With contacts in the press and the music industry people who know him are still unsure whether Wallet’s engineering of Toten Herzen’s reappearance is a private aspiration or one of the great hoaxes of the 21st Century. He remains tight-lipped about the band, the history and his own life, a guarded secret after he left London to join the band’s management team.
He is known to be a fan of Subbuteo, Jeux sans Frontieres, Top Trumps, Airfix kits and Eurovision circa 1973 to 1987, and his ambition is to own a genuine Adidas Tango football.