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Friday, April 4, 2008

Klaus Dinger R.I.P. (1946-2008)

Sad news: Krautrock drummer Klaus Dinger died March 21st 2008, age 61.
Dinger, born in 1946 in Düsseldorf, Germany, first studied architecture before becoming an innovative rock drummer. In 1969 Dinger met jazz pianist Ralf Hütter and flutist Florian Schneider, with whom he recorded the first KRAFTWERK LP in 1970. After a brief live intermezzo with Michael Rother in the short time KRAFTWERK 3 man line-up (Schneider, Rother, Dinger) featured at the german BEATCLUB, Dinger founded NEU! with guitarist Rother. NEU! recorded three groundbreaking records between 1972 and 1975 before breaking up. In 1974 Rother founded HARMONIA and Dinger went to LA DÜSSELDORF, who in Germany became quite famous in the late 70s.
Dinger's motorik minimalistic style of drumming influenced many electronic bands and later djs – first of all the british band STEREOLAB.

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