“I do my thing, no matter what others say.” Udo Lindenberg has always had a mind of his own. To the occasion of his 70th birthday in May 2016, the broadcaster 3sat honoured the “panic rocker” with a special documentary: an emotional and musical journey through his over 40-year-long career. Udo Lindenberg has written more than 700 songs to date, and this year his 34th album is being released. His lyrics, peppered with social criticism, irony, and big emotions, are one-of-a-kind in the German music scene. “Udo and I” approaches the person that is Udo Lindenberg by way of the importance that his texts have in the life of his fans, colleagues, and companions. Whether an unspoken fan in a Stasi prison who sang Lindenberg songs to his fellow prisoners, a kindergarten friend, or musicians such as Inga Humpe, Clueso, Marius Müller-Westernhagen: each and all reveal their very own personal story about Udo Lindenberg and their connection to him.