Subject ESQ.

Subject ESQ. were a German jazz-rock band that released a self-titled album on Epic in 1972. The band subsequently renamed itself Sahara for two further albums during the mid-1970s. Members: Michael Hofmann (flute, alto saxophone, vocals), Alex Pittwohn (jaw harp, 12-string guitar, vocals), Harry Rosenkind (drums, percussion), Peter Stadler (keyboards), Stefan Wissnet (bass, vocals), Peter […]


Streetmark were a German symphonic-rock band that released four albums on Sky Records between 1976 and 1981. Members: Dorothea Raukes (keyboards, vocals), Thomas Schreiber (guitar, vocals), Georg Buschmann (vocals), Wolfgang Westphal (bass), Hans Schweiß (drums), Wolfgang Riechmann (vocals, synthesizers), Manfred Knauf (bass), Bogdan Skowronek (drums, percussion), Dickie Hank (guitar), Stephan Jehring (bass) Discography: Nordland (1976) […]


Strinx were a German jazz-rock band that released the album Talk to the Wind on Spiegelei ‎in 1973. Members: Wolfgang Kliegel (violin, clavinet, harp, percussion), Werner Geck (piano), Meinhold Puhl (bass), Thomas Gross (drums, percussion) Discography: Talk to the Wind (1973)

Stern Meissen

Stern Meissen were a German symphonic-rock band that released seven albums on AMIGA between 1977 and 1987. The band evolved from Stern-Combo Meißen, which formed as a beat combo during the mid-1960s. Members: Martin Schreier (drums, vocals), Norbert Jäger (keyboards, vocals), Bernd Fiedler (bass, 1964-80), Werner Bertram (saxophone, 1964-69), Günter Manicke (guitar, 1964-67), Gottfried Sieber […]

Stefan Zauner

Stefan Zauner (born June 30, 1952) is a German vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter who played with Amon Düül II during the mid-1970s. In 1976, he debuted as a solo artist with the album Narziss on Ariola, followed by the 1978 release Prisms & Views on small-press Vinyl. Discography: Narziss (1976) Prisms & Views (1978) “Hooked […]


Spliff were a German modern-rock/synthpop band that released four albums on CBS between 1980 and 1984. Members: Manfred Praeker (bass, vocals), Herwig Mitteregger (drums, vocals), Bernhard “Potsch” Potschka (guitar), Reinhold Heil (keyboard, vocals) Discography: The Spliff Radio Show (1980) 85555 (1982) Herzlichen Glückwunsch (1982) Schwarz auf Weiss (1984)


Skyline were a German jazz-rock band that self-released the album Louise for One Night in 1975. Members: Reinhard Glowazke [Ray Glover] (guitar), Udo Lummer (guitar), Michael [Micaelo] Stickdorn (drums), Werner Vogt (bass, vocals), Jürgen Kochbeck (keyboard, vocals), Wolli Thümmler (saxophone) Discography: Louise for One Night (1975)


Sixty-Nine was a German hard-rock/psych duo that released the album Circle of the Crayfish on Philips in 1972, followed by a live double-LP of all-new material on the label in 1974. Members: Armin Stöwe (organ, piano, synthesizer, guitar, vocals), Roland Schupp (drums, percussion) Background Sixty-Nine formed in 1969 when multi-instrumentalist Armin Stöwe teamed with drummer […]


Sirius were a German symphonic-rock band that released two albums on Brutkasten and Bear between 1982 and 1984. Members: Stefan Neubauer (vocals, keyboards, sitar), Stefan Papsthorst (keyboards, organ, strings, harpsichord), Thomas Honninger (drums), Martin Vogel (guitar, bass) Discography: Running to Paradise (1982) The Three Bushes (1984)


Sinto were a German Latin-rock/funk band that released the album Right on Brother on Philips in 1972, followed by Sonho Negro on AMAYANA in 1978. Members: Hannes Beckmann (violin, acoustic bass, percussion, vocals), Cotch Black (congas, percussion, vocals), Abu Dram (drums, percussion, vocals), Ralph Fischer (bass, percussion, vocals), Peter Holzwig (piano, organ, marimba, percussion, vocals), […]

Sincerely P.T.

Sincerely P.T. were a German jazz-rock band that released a self-titled album on Spiegelei/Aamok in 1973. Members: Manfred Schoof (trumpet), Peter Trunk (bass guitar), Shake Keane (flugelhorn), Jiggs Whigham (trombone), Jasper van’t Hof (keyboards), Sigfried Schwab (guitar), Curt Cress (drums), Joe Nay (drums, percussion) Discography: Sincerely P.T. (1973)


Silvia Nemanic is a German coldwave singer that issued an album under her Christian name on Schallmauer in 1982. Credits: Rainer Assmann (backing vocals), Ferdinand Mackenthun [aka Käpt’n Nuss] (guitar), Sylvia Nemanic [aka Silvia Senff] (vocals), Tommi Stumpff (guitar, producer, synthesizer, vocals) Discography: Silvia (1982)


Siloah were a German ethno-folk/psych band that self-issued an eponymous album in 1970, followed by the album Sukram Gurk on small-press German Blues and Underground in 1972. Members: Heinrich Stricker, Manuela Freifrau Von Perfall, Thom Argauer, Wolfgang Görner Discography: Siloah (1970) Sukram Gurk (1972)


Silberbart were a German jam-rock/psych band that released the album 4 Times Sound Razing on Philips in 1971. Members: Hans Joachim “Hajo” Teschner (guitar, vocals), Werner Klug (bass), Peter Behrens (drums) Discography: 4 Times Sound Razing (1971)


Serene were a German symphonic-rock band that recorded a self-titled album in 1979 that was ultimately released on Lava Records in 1981. Members: Peter Wolk (vocals), Achim Kirschning (keyboards, 1978-82), Bernd Töberg (guitar), Jim McGillivray (drums, 1978-81), Lollo Heimberg (bass), Claus Arve (drums, 1981-84), Gerd Jeschke (guitar) Discography: Serene (1979)

Second Movement

Second Movement were a German symphonic-rock band that released the album Blind Man’s Mirror and a standalone single on Castle Records, both in 1976. A second album appeared on Rockport in 1981. Members: Harald Kesselhack (lead vocals), Sigmund “Seggi” Zeidler (keyboards), Thomas Möckl (guitar), Bernd Wich (guitar), Manni Bierback (flute, saxophone), Dieter Ungelenk (percussion, vocals), […]


Scorpions are a German hard-rock/metal band that debuted with the album Lonesome Crow on Brain/Metronome in 1972. Between 1974 and 1978, the band released four albums and a live double-LP on RCA Victor. The subsequent seven-year period saw the band gain international fame with a string of releases on Harvest, starting with 1979’s Lovedrive. Members: […]

Schicke, Führs & Fröhling

Schicke Führs Fröhling (SFF) were a German symphonic-rock band that released three albums on Brain between 1976 and 1979. After the departure of drummer/percussionist Eduard Schicke, the remaining two continued as Führs & Fröhling. Members: Eduard Schicke (drums, percussion, Moog, metallophone, xylophone), Gerd Führs (grand piano, electric piano, Moog, clavinet, Mellotron, ARP Solina string ensemble, […]

Satin Whale

Satin Whale were a German symphonic-rock band that debuted with the album Desert Places on Brain/Metronome in 1974, followed by two albums and a live double-LP on Nova between 1975 and 1978. Three further albums appeared on Strand and Polydor between 1978 and 1981. Members: Thomas Brück (bass, vocals), Gerald Dellmann (organ, piano, ARP Solina […]


Sahara were a German symphonic-rock band that first recorded as Subject ESQ., releasing a self-titled album under that name in 1972. The band debuted the Sahara nameplate with the 1974 album Sunrise on PAN, followed by For All the Clowns on Ariola in 1975. Members:Hennes Hering (keyboards), Michael Hofmann (flute, woodwinds, Moog, Mellotron, vocals), Alex […]

Rufus Zuphall

Rufus Zuphall were a German jazz-rock/psych band that released two albums on Good-Will and Pilz in 1970 and 1971. Two decades later, a collection of live and studio recordings from 1972 were issued by archivists Little Wing of Refugees. Members: Klaus Gülden (flute, percussion), Günter Krause (guitar, vocals), Helmut Lieblang (bass), Udo Dahmen (drums, tablas), […]


Rozz were a German jazz-rock band that released two albums on Telefunken in 1980 and 1981. Members: Wolfgang Müller (guitar), Jörg Kleine-Tebbe (piano, organ, synthesizer), Knut Jens (bass, synthesizer), Hardy Kürbihs (percussion), Christian Brandt (drums, percussion) Discography: Prüfungsangst (1980) Eisbrecher (1981)


Rousseau were a German symphonic-rock band that debuted with the album Flower in Asphalt on Steyrer Disco in 1980, followed by two further titles on SL Records and Musea between 1983 and 1988. Members: Rainer Hofman (keyboards), Dieter Beerman (bass), Jörg Schwarz (guitar, lead vocals), Ali Pfeffer (drums) Discography: Flower in Asphalt (1980) Retreat (1983) […]

Prof. Wolfff

Prof. Wolfff were a German jam-rock/psych band that released a self-titled album on Metronome in 1971. Members: Klaus-Peter Schweizer (vocals, guitar, electric piano), Romi Schickle (Hammond, electric piano, vocals), Friedrich “Fritz” Herrmann [aka Friedrich Glorian] (guitar, vocals), Mondo Zech (bass, vocals), Michael “Sam” Sametinger (drums, percussion) Discography: Prof. Wolfff (1972)


Rontheo were a German folk-rock duo that issued a self-titled album on Breitkopf Song in 1976. Members: Ronnie di Tomaso (guitar, vocals), Theo Busch (violin, guitar, percussion) Discography: Rontheo (1976)

Rolf Kühn

Rolf Kühn (born Sept. 29, 1929) is a German clarinetist, composer, and bandleader who appeared on more than 250 recordings during the 20th century, staring in the late 1940s. During the 1970s, he headed numerous jazz-funk/big band projects on MPS and other labels, many featuring the keyboard work of his younger brother Joachim Kühn. Discography: […]

Robert Schröder

Robert Schröder (born May 20, 1955) is a German electronic musician who released 10 albums on Innovative Communication and Racket Records between 1979 and 1989. More than 20 further titles have appeared on News-Music and Spheric Music in the decades since. Discography: Harmonic Ascendant (1979) Floating Music (1980) Mosaique (1981) Galaxie Cygnus-A (1982) Paradise (1983) […]


Riot were a German post-bop quartet that released two albums on Någarå in 1977 and 1978. Members: Uli Beckerhoff (flugelhorn, trumpet), Wolfgang Ekholt (drums, percussion), Rainer Linke (bass), Andy Lumpp (piano) Discography: Green and Blue (1977) Black Hill (1978)

Release Music Orchestra

Release Music Orchestra were a German jazz-rock band that released five albums on Brain between 1974 and 1979. Members: Manfred Rürup (keyboards), Günther Reger (saxophone), Frank Fischer (bass), Tommy Goldschmidt (percussion), Wolfgang Thierfeldt (drums), Norbert Jacobsen (saxophone, clarinet), Bernd Kiefer (bass), Holger Dunkel (bass, guitar), Wolfgang “Zabba” Lindner (drums, vibraphone), Margit Maya Haberland (vocals, percussion, […]


Rebekka were a German symphonic-folk band that Members: Marion Weldert (vocals, Indian tambura), Hubert Schneider (guitar, flute, tabla), Martin Schneider-Weldert (saxophone, synthesizer), Peter Laubmeier (keyboards), Joachim Zscheile (bass, 12-string guitar), Christoph B. Imler (drums, percussion) Discography: Phoenix (1982) Labyrinth (1984) “Tonight” / “Selbstbetrug” ‎(1985)

Reinhard Lakomy

Reinhard Lakomy (Jan. 19, 1946 — March 23, 2013) was a German keyboardist, composer, and vocalist who released a string of singer/songwriter albums on AMIGA during the 1970s. His gradual interest in electronics would inspire some of his most popular works during the early 1980s. Discography: Reinhard Lakomy (1973) Lacky und seine Geschichten (1974) Lacky’s […]

Real Ax Band

Real Ax Band was a German jazz-funk/soul sextet that released the album Nicht Stehen Bleiben on April Records in 1977. Keyboardist Dieter Miekautsch hailed from the bands Missing Link, Missus Beastly, and Embryo. Members: Maria Archer (vocals), Dieter Miekautsch (piano, organ, vocals), Heinz-Otto Gwiasda (guitar, vocals, flute), Christopher Mache (bass, vocals), Marlon Klein (drums, congas), […]

Randy Pie

Randy Pie were a German jazz-rock/funk band that cut a pair of singles for Atlantic circa 1972/73, followed by four albums and a live disc on Polydor/Zebra between 1973 and 1977. Members: Dicky Tarrach (drums), Werner Becker (keyboards, 1972-77, 1986), Manfred Thiers (bass, vocals), Bernd Wippich (vocals, 1972-77, 1986), Jochen Petersen (guitar, flute, saxophone, vocals, […]

Ralf Nowy

Ralf Nowy (April 12, 1940 — 2007) was a German composer, arranger, and woodwind player who released three albums on Intercord and Atlantic between 1973 and 1975. Discography: Lucifer’s Dream (1973) Escalation (1974) Nowy 2 (1975)


Ramses were a German symphonic-rock band that released three albums on Sky Records between 1976 and 1981. Members: Herbert Natho (lead vocals), Norbert Langhorst (guitar), Peter Klages (guitar), Bernd Probst (keyboards), Winfried Langhorst (keyboards, vocals), Hans Dieter Klinkhammer (bass), Hans-Jürgen Lammers (drums), Reinhard Schröter (drums, percussion), Carsten Loll (drums), Matthias Möller (lead vocals, keyboards), Frank […]


Puppenhaus were a German jazz-rock band that recorded a 52-minute SWF session in 1973. The session was ultimately combined with 25 minutes of 1974-era live material on the CD Jazz macht Spazz, released in 2009 by archivists Long Hair. Members: Bea Maier [Berthold Maier] (drums), Frank Fischer (bass), Büdi Siebert (flute, saxophone), Thomas Rabenschlag (keyboards, […]


PSI were a German jazz-rock band that issued the album Horizonte on Bacillus in 1977. Members: Bodo Feldmann (bass, vocals), Matthias Frey (keyboards, synthesizer, vocals), Volkmar Zimmermann (guitar, vocals), Robert Jahn (drums, percussion, vocals), Wilfried Kunkler (tenor saxophone, horns, percussion, vocals) Discography: Horizonte (1977)


Prosper were a German symphonic/jazz-rock band that self-released the album Broken Door in 1975. Three decades later, a collection of further ’70s-era recordings were issued by the band as Second Running – The Basement Tapes. Members: Jürgen Pluta (keyboards, bass), Wolfgang Teske (drums), Uli Ingebold (saxophone, flute), Evert Brettschneider (guitar), Matthias Geisen (bass), Friedhelm Misiejuk […]


Propaganda were a German electro/art-pop foursome that released the EP Present the Nine Lives of Dr. Mabuse in 1984, followed in 1985 by the album A Secret Wish and the remix collection Wishful Thinking. All titles were issued on producer Trevor Horn’s ZTT label. The bands second proper album, 1234, appeared in 1990 on Island. […]


Profil were a German jazz-rock band that released the album For You on Brutkasten in 1982. Members: Alfred Biebl (bass), Bernd Mayer (drums), Hans Schneider (electric/acoustic guitar), Hans-Rainer Kolb (keyboards, percussion, guitar) Discography: For You (1982)


Oktagon were a German jazz-rock band that released two albums on Weryton and Jupiter between 1980 and 1982. Members: Berthold Weindorf (saxophone, bass clarinet), Litschie Herdlicka (bass), Hermann Weindorf (keyboards, vocals), Wesley Plass (guitar), Curt Cress (drums, percussion), Harry Buckl (percussion), Roykey Wydh (guitar), Alfons Weindorf (drums, percussion) Discography: Oktagon (1980) Orientation (1982)

P.P. Zahl

P.P. Zahl were a German symphonic-rock band named after an imprisoned author, whose poetry was used as lyrics on the band’s one proper album Alle Türen Offen, released in 1978 on Antagon. Members: Michael Iven (vocals, acoustic guitar), Hansi Schwarz (guitar), Andreas Hage (piano), Peter Robert (synthesizer, ARP Solina string ensemble, Hammond organ), Kalla Wefel […]

Pork Pie

Pork Pie were a multinational jazz-rock supergroup led by Dutch keyboardist Jasper van’t Hof and also featuring English guitarist Philip Catherine and American saxophonist Charlie Mariano. The band released two albums between 1974 and 1976 on the German MPS label. Members: Jasper van’t Hof (piano, electric piano, organ, synthesizer, keyboards, celesta, kalimba), Philip Catherine (guitar, […]

Pink Turns Blue

Pink Turns Blue were a German goth-rock band that released two albums on Fun Factory! during the late 1980s, followed by a string of albums on Our Choice from 1990 onward. Members: Thomas Elbern (guitar, vocals), Mic Jogwer (vocals, guitar, bass), Rübi Walters (bass, keyboards), Marcus Giltjes (drums, samples, sound effects), Louis Pavlou (drums, guitars, […]

The Pink Mice

The Pink Mice were a German classical-rock combo that released two albums on Europa between 1971 and 1973. Members: Peter Hecht (keyboards), Peter Hesslein (guitar, vocals), Dieter Horns (bass, vocals), Joachim Rietenbach (drums) Discography: In Action (1971) In Synthesizer Sound (1973)


Pinguin were a German sax-rock band that released the album Der Grosse Rote Vogel on Zebra in 1972. Members: Klaus Gebauer (vocals), Markus Schaub (guitar, percussion, vocals), Joe Voggenthaler (guitar, percussion), Tom Wohlert (bass, bongo), K.D Blahak (drums), Volker Plitz (organ, percussion), Elmar Kast (saxophone, flute, percussion) Discography: Der Grosse Rote Vogel (1972)

Peter Schilling

Peter Schilling (Jan. 28, 1956) is a German New Wave/synthpop musician who released two albums in his native dialect on WEA between 1982 and 1984. The first of those, Fehler im System, was dubbed in English for Elektra Records to forward the Anglospheric reach of the album’s lead-off single, “Major Tom (Coming Home).” Discography: “Träume […]

Peter Michael Hamel

Peter Michael Hamel (July 15, 1947) is a German composer and electroacoustic musician who released two albums on Vertigo circa 1972/73, followed by Nada on Wergo in 1977. A further string of albums appeared on Kuckuck during the 1980s. Discography: Hamel (1972) The Voice of Silence (1973) “Other Voices, Other Rooms” (7″, 1974) Buddhist Meditation […]

Peter Baumann

Peter Baumann (born Jan. 29, 1953) is a German keyboardist and percussionist who served as a member of Tangerine Dream from 1972 through 1977. While still a member of the band, he made his solo debut with the 1976 Virgin release Romance 76. Between 1979 and 1982, he released two further albums on the label […]

Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass

Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass were a German jazz-funk big band led by trombonist Peter Herbolzheimer (Dec. 31, 1935 — March 27, 2010), who assembled the first lineup in 1969 and kept the nameplate active for four decades. Members: Peter Herbolzheimer (trombone, musical director), Art Farmer (trumpet, flugelhorn), Ack van Rooyen (trumpet, flugelhorn), Dusko […]

Pell Mell

Pell Mell were a German symphonic-rock band that released two albums on Bacillus and Philips in 1972 and 1973, followed by a pair of albums on Venus during the latter 1970s. A fifth and final title appeared on CAIN in 1981. Members: Bruno Kniedmeijer [Mitch] (drums), Rudolf Schön (vocals, percussion, guitar), Thomas Schmitt (vocals, violin, […]


Patanga were a German symphonic-folk band that released a self-titled album on Pro Sound Records in 1983. Members: Heinz Goebel (sitar, flute, keyboards), Heinz Göber (keyboards), Frank Usarski (guitar), Gerd Janus (bass), Hans Wulf von Uslar (tabla, percussion) Discography: Patanga (1983)


Passport are a German jazz-rock band led by saxophonist, keyboardist, and composer Klaus Doldinger, whose surname has been affixed to the nameplate on select releases. Members: Klaus Doldinger (tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, Moog, organ, electric piano, keyboards, synthesizer, lyricon, vocoder, vocals), Olaf Kübler (saxophone), Udo Lindenberg (drums), Jimmy Jackson (organ), Lothar Meid […]


Parzival were a German folk-rock band that released two albums and a standalone single on Telefunken between 1971 and 1973. Members: Lothar Siems (guitar, vocals), Thomas Olivier (drums), Walter Quintus (violin, bass, organ, piano), Walter von Seydlitz (cello, 1972-73) Discography: Legend (1971) “Souls Married to the Wind” / “One Day” (1972) BaRock (1973)

Palais Schaumburg

Palais Schaumburg were a German New Wave band that released three albums on Phonogram between 1981 and 1984. Members: Holger Hiller (vocals, synthesizer, 1980-82), Thomas Fehlmann (synthesizer, trumpet), Timo Blunck (trumpet, bass, vocals, 1980-82), Chris Lunch (bass, 1980), FM Einheit (drums, 1980-81), Stefan Bauer (vibraphone, piano, 1982), Moritz von Oswald (percussion, 1982-83), Walter Thielsch (vocals, […]

Out of Focus

Out of Focus were a German jazz-rock band that released three albums on Kuckuck between 1970 and 1972. Additional live and studio material from the band’s 1972–74 period was later issued across three discs by archivists Tripkick and Garden of Delights. Members: Remigius Drechsler (guitar, backing vocals), Hennes Hering (keyboards), Moran Neumüller (vocals, saxophone, flute), […]


Ougenweide were a German folk-rock band that debuted with a self-titled album on Zebra in 1973, followed by seven albums and a live double-LP on Polydor between 1974 and 1981. Members: Minne Graw (vocals, piano), Olaf Casalich (percussion, vocals), Wolfgang von Henko (guitar, mandolin), Jürgen Isenbart (percussion), Frank Wulff (winds, strings), Stefan Wulff (bass, keyboards) […]


Orexis were a German ethno-jazz/rock band that released four albums on Intercord and Spiegelei between 1977 and 1980, followed by two further albums on Fusion Records during 1983 and 1984. Members: Bernhard Bruckdorfer, Büdi Siebert (saxophone, flute, percussion), Dieter Bihlmaier, Erik Erker (bass), Georg Lawall (Spanish guitar [12-string guitar], sitar, guitars, sitar, percussion, balafon), Gert […]

Orange Peel

Orange Peel were a German organ-rock/psych band that released a standalone single on Admiral and a self-titled album on Bellaphon, both in 1970. Members: Peter Bischof (vocals, percussion), Michael Winzkowski (guitar), Curt Cress (drums, percussion), Leslie Link (guitar), Heinrich “Heini” Mohn (bass), Ralph Wiltheiß (organ) Discography: “I Got No Time” / “Searching for a Place […]


Oktober were a German symphonic-rock/cabaret band that released three albums on Trikont, Antagon, and Eigelstein Musikproduktion between 1976 and 1979. Members: Kalla Wefel (bass, guitar, vocals), Peter Robert (organ, synthesizer, ARP Solina string ensemble, spinet), Carl-F. Dörwald (vocals, flute, percussion), Klaus-Peter Harbort (drums, percussion), Hans-Werner “Hansi” Schwarz (guitar, percussion), Pierre Meyn (guitar, bass), Michael Iven […]


Okko Bekker (born July 30, 1947) is a German raga-psych sitarist who released the album Sitar & Electronics on BASF in 1971. Discography: Sitar & Electronics (1971)


Nada were a German jazz-rock/soul band that released the album Song for a Happy Girl on self-press Chancellor Music Productions in 1979. Members: Gunnar Hartmann, Heinz Kunzler, Michael Kirschner, Rolf Herz, Thomas Krüger Discography: Song for a Happy Girl (1979)


Odyssee were a German symphonic-rock band that released the album White Swan on MPA in 1978. Members: Volker Franke (drums, percussion, glockenspiel), Silvio Dalla Torre (bass, fretless bass), Friedhelm Wolff (Hammond organ, mini Moog, synthesizer, ARP Solina string ensemble), Werner Kienle (piano, clavinet, guitar, vocals), Rainer Schön (guitar, vocals) Discography: White Swan (1978)


Octopus were a German symphonic-rock band that released three albums on Sky Records between 1977 and 1980, followed by a fourth and final release on Rockport in 1981. Members: Claus D. Kniemeyer (bass), Pit Hensel (guitar, 1973-78), Werner Littau (keyboards, 1973-81), Jennifer Hensel (vocals, 1973-80), Dieter Becke (drums), Frank Eule (drums), Sepp Niemeyer (drums, 1977-81), […]


Novalis was a German symphonic-rock band that debuted with the 1973 Brain release Banished Bridge. After the departure of vocalist Jürgen Wenzel, they issued five further Brain albums, peaking in popularity with the 1976/77 albums Sommerabend and Brandung. After their 1978 release Vielleicht bist du ein Clown?, they issued six further albums on assorted labels […]


Nosferatu were a German hard-rock/psych band that released a self-titled album on Vogue Schallplatten in 1970. Members: Michael “Mick” Thierfelder (vocals), Christian Felke (saxophone, flute), Michael “Mike” Kessler (bass), Reinhard “Tammy” Grohè (organ), Michael “Xner” Meixner (guitar), Byally Braumann (drums), Michael Winzkowski (guitar, 1968-70) Discography: Nosferatu (1970)


Noctett were a German jazz-rock big band that released three albums on Cain between 1979 and 1982. Five of the members also recorded as Virgin’s Dream, which issued the album Sophistry in 1980. Members: Peter Herborn (trombone), Thomas Dörr (alto saxophone), Remy Filipovitch (saxophone, flute), Bernd Krämer (trumpet), Raimund Hüttner (trumpet), Thomas Ophelders (trumpet), Thomas […]

no Nett

no Nett were a German jazz-rock band that released an EP, a studio album, and a live disc on Jazz Haus Musik between 1981 and 1983. Members:  Achim Fink, Armin Tretter, Joachim Gellert, Matthias Von Welck, Norbert Stein, Raimund Kroboth, Reiner Michalke, Tobias Netta Discography: …Und Köln Pennt? ‎(EP, 1981) Zur Lage der Nation (1982) […]

Nine Days’ Wonder

Nine Days’ Wonder were a German art-rock/jazz-rock band that released four albums on Bacillus between 1971 and 1976. Members: Walter Seyffer (vocals, drums, percussion), Rolf Henning (guitar), Karl Mutschlechner (bass), John Earle (vocals, saxophone, flute, guitar), Martin Roscoe (drums), Hans Frauenschuh (guitar), Michael Bundt (bass), Freddie Münster (saxophone, keyboards), Hyazintus [Karl-Heinz Weiler] (drums), Sidharta Gautama […]

Nina Hagen

Nina Hagen (born March 11, 1955) is a German vocalist and media personality who released four albums on CBS between 1978 and 1983, followed by two albums on Columbia and Mercury during the second half of the 1980s. Discography: Nina Hagen Band (1978 • Nina Hagen Band) Unbehagen (1979 • Nina Hagen Band) Nunsexmonkrock (1982) […]


Nimbus were a German jazz-rock band that released an eponymous album on self-press Wassermühlen Studios in 1980. Members: Ferdinand Bebber (vocals), Oliver Hartmann (guitar), HC Wehmeyer (bass), Carsten Reese (drums), Jörg Schroeter (keyboards) Discography: Nimbus (1980)

Night Sun

Night Sun were a German hard-rock band that released the album Mournin’ on Zebra in 1972. Members: Edmund Seiboth (trumpet, 1970-71), Knut Rössler (organ, piano, trumpet, bassoon, saxophone), Freddie Münster (saxophone, vocals, 1970-71), Hans Brandeis (guitar, vocals), Ulrich “Uli” Staudt (drums, 1970-73), Wolfgang Vornlocker (bass, vocals), Bruno Schaab (vocals, bass, 1971-73), Walter “Jimi” Kirchgässner (guitar, […]


Niagara were a German ethno-jazz/rock band that released two albums on United Artists in 1971 and 1972, followed by a third on Finger/Polydor in 1973. Members: Cotch Blackmon [Cotch Black] (percussion), Keith Forsey (drums, percussion), Juan Romero (bells, maracas), Udo Lindenberg (drums, percussion), George Green (drums), Klaus Weiss (drums, timpani, bells), Daniel “Danny” Fichelscher (percussion), […]


Nichts were a German New Wave band that released three albums on Schallmauer and WEA between 1981 and 1983. Members: Andrea Mothes (vocals), Tobias Brink (drums), Michael Claus (guitar, 1981-82), Chris Scarbeck (bass, 1981-82), Steven Keusch (guitar, 1982-83), Peter Szimanneck (bass, 1982-83) Discography: Made in Eile (1981) Tango 2000 (1982) Aus dem Jenseits (1983)


Neuschwanstein were a German symphonic-rock band that released the album Battlement on Racket Records in 1979. Members: Thomas Neuroth (keyboards), Klaus Mayer (flute, synthesizer), Roger Weiler (guitar, 1975-?), Frederic Joos (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, 1975-?), Rainer Zimmer (vocals, bass), Hans-Peter Schwarz (drums) Discography: Battlement (1979)


Neonbabies were a German New Wave band that released a pair of EPs on Teldec in 1980, followed by three albums on Good Noise and Ariola between 1981 and 1983. Members: Inga Humpe [Di Lemma] (vocals), Annette Humpe [Anita Spinetti] (vocals, 1979-80), Nikolaus Polak (guitar), Conny Cool (bass), Reinhard Meermann (saxophone), Tony Nissl (drums), Miko […]


Nena were a German New Wave band that released four albums in their native dialect on CBS between 1983 and 1986, two of which were also dubbed on Epic for the English-speaking market. Members:Nena (vocals), Carlo Karges (guitar), Jürgen Dehmel (bass), Rolf Brendel (drums), Jörn-Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen (keyboards) Discography: Nena (1983) ? (1984) Feuer & Flamme […]