Nektar is a German space-rock band that released seven studio albums and three live sets on Bacillus/Bellaphon between 1972 and 1978, followed by an eighth and final release on Ariola in 1980. Members: Roye Albrighton (guitar, vocals, 1969-76, 1980-2016), Allan Freeman (keyboards, 1969-2004), Derek Moore (bass, vocals, 1969-78, 2002-04), Ron Howden (drums, 1969-78, 2002-present), Mick […]

Nanu Urwerk

Nanu Urwerk were a German jazz-rock band that released the album Irgendwo… Nicht Weit von Hier on Tonstudio Bieber Musikverlag in 1978. Members: Ronald “Rinaldo da Babasso” Gutberlet (bass, vocals), Uwe “Herk Hobb” Roper (drums, vocals), Stefan Klaveks (piano, vocals, drums), Anselme de Bajus (flute, saxophone), Michael Trombaron (trombone) Discography: Irgendwo… Nicht Weit von Hier […]


Namaz were a German jazz-rock/funk band that released two albums on Software and Scratch between 1979 and 1984. Members: Alfred Henning (bass), Anibal Carvalho (percussion), Joachim Essig (keyboards), Johannes Fries (drums, percussion), Pat Manusco (trumpet), Phillip Earl Edwards (vocals), Rachel Gould (vocals), Ralf Moufang (percussion), Udo Sailer (keyboards), Werner Goos (guitar), Ralph D. Dietze (drums), […]


Melancton were a German art-rock band that self-released an eponymous album in 1979. Members: Willy Giltmann (guitar), Reiner Starnitzky (piano, organ, Clavinet, synthesizer), Knut Purwin (drums, vocals), Jack Engel (bass) Discography: Melancton (1979)


Mythos were a German space-rock band that released a self-titled album on Ohr in 1972. Between 1975 and 1981, the band released five further albums on Kosmische Musik, Venus, and Sky Records. Members: Stephan Kaske (flute, guitar), Thomas Hildebrand (drums, percussion, 1972-77), Harald Weiße (bass, acoustic guitar, 1972-77), Robby Luizaga (bass, acoustic guitar, Mellotron, 1975), […]

Murphy Blend

Murphy Blend were a German hard-rock band that released the album First Loss on Kuckuck in 1970. Members: Wolf-Rüdiger Uhlig (organ, harpsichord, piano, vocals), Wolfgang Rumler (guitar, vocals), Andreas Scholz (bass), Achim Schmidt (drums, vocals) Discography: First Loss (1970)


Munju were a German jazz-rock band that released the album Highspeed Kindergarten on April Records in 1977, followed by two further titles on Schneeball between 1978 and 1980. Adopting a more New Wave-influenced sound, the band released Le Perfectionniste on Ixthuluh/Exil in 1984. Members: Wolfgang Salomon (bass, keyboards), Thomas Römer (drums, trumpet), Dieter Kaudel (guitar, […]

Moti Special

Moti Special were a German modern-rock band that released the album Motivation and three accompanying singles on Teldec in 1985. In 1990, the band released a followup disc on Polydor under a reshuffled lineup. Members: Nils Tuxen (guitar), Michael Cretu (keyboards, 1981-1989), Manfred Thiers (vocals, bass, 1981-89), Dicky Tarrach (drums), Anders Mossberg (bass, 1989-present), Frank […]

Muck Groh

Muck Groh (born Oct. 7, 1946) is a German guitarist and composer who first emerged as part of the band Ihre Kinder at the turn of the 1970s. Between 1972 and 1976, he played with jazz-rockers Aera, performing on their first two albums. In 1979, he released the album Muckefuck on Erlkönig. He subsequently formed […]


Mosaik were a German jazz-rock band that self-released the album No° 1 in 1977. Members: Klaus Müßeler (electric piano, synthesizer), Georg Kordt (guitar), Wolfgang Stange (drums), Heinz Jopen (bass), Manfred Rönspeck (alto saxophone, flute) Discography: No° 1 (1977)


Morpheus were a German jam-rock/psych band that self-released the album Rabenteuer in 1976. Members: Peter Blömeke (bass, flute), Gerold Adler (guitar), Heinrich Holtgreve (saxophone), Alfred Franke (drums, 1975-77) Discography: Rabenteuer (1976)


Mombasa were an Afro-jazz/funk band that released three albums on Spiegelei between 1975 and 1979, followed by two further albums circa 1980/81 on Wind and Pläne. The band was formed by German-based American trumpeter Lou Blackburn. Members: Lou Blackburn, Doug Lucas, Bob Reed, Don Ridgeway, Alan Tatham Discography: African Rhythms & Blues (1975) 2: African […]


Moira were a German jazz-rock band that released two albums on Schneeball between 1977 and 1984. Members: Fred Braceful (drums), Helmut Weber (piano), Guillermo Marchena (drums), Jürgen Kanwischer (guitar), Eberhard Bronner (drums), Martin Ziegler (keyboards), Gino Samele (guitar), Michael Stoll (vocals, bass, flute), Rainer Frank (bass), Edgar Hofmann (winds, saxophone, flute), Butze Fischer (drums, percussion), […]

Missus Beastly

Missus Beastly was a German jazz-rock band that released a self-titled album on CPM in 1970. After a period of activity that saw a group of imposters parrot the nameplate, the band reconvened for three albums on NOVA, April, and Schneeball between 1974 and 1978. Members: Lutz Oldemeier (drums, 1968-75), Atzen Wehmeyer (guitar, vocals, 1968-70), […]


Minotaurus were a German symphonic-rock band that self-released the album Fly Away in 1978. Members: Michael Helsberg (guitar), Ludger Hofstetter [aka Lucky] (guitar), Ulli Poetschulat (drums), Bernd Maciej (bass), Peter Scheu (vocals), Dietmar Barzen (keyboards) Discography: Fly Away (1978)

The Michael Schenker Group

The Michael Schenker Group were a German hard-rock/metal band that released four studio albums and two live collections on Chrysalis between 1980 and 1984. Members: Michael Schenker (guitar), Gary John Barden (vocals, 1979-81, 1982-84, 2008-present), Billy Sheehan (bass, 1979), Denny Carmassi (drums, 1979), Mo Foster (bass, 1980), Don Airey (keyboards, 1980), Simon Phillips (drums, 1980), […]

Michael Rother

Michael Rother (Sept. 2, 1950) is a German multi-instrumentalist who played in the bands Kraftwerk, NEU!, and Harmonia during the early-to-mid 1970s. Between 1977 and 1987, he released seven albums on Polydor and Sky Records. Discography: Flammende Herzen (1977) Sterntaler (1978) Katzenmusik (1979) Fernwärme (1982) Lust (1983) Süßherz und Tiefenschärfe (1985) Traumreisen (1987)

Michael Naura

Michael Naura (Aug. 19, 1934 — Feb. 13, 2017) was a Lithuanian-born, German-based pianist and composer who was musically active for more than half a century, starting in the mid-1950s. Between 1975 and 1980, he released four albums in lead and collaborative configurations on ECM. Discography: European Jazz Sounds (1963 • Michael Naura Quintet) Call […]

Michael Bundt

Michael Bundt (born March 23, 1949) is a German bassist and keyboardist who played in Nine Days Wonder during the early 1970s. Between 1977 and 1980, he released three electronic solo albums on Offers, Hansa, and Blubber Lips. Discography: Just Landed Cosmic Kid (1977) Neon (1979) Electri City (1980)

Michael Borner’s Sun

Sun were a German jazz-rock band led by guitarist/percussionist Michael Borner, who headlines over the nameplate on the band’s singular, self-titled 1981 album. Members:Detlef Anders (drums), Klaus Menzel (saxophone, clarinet), Bert Fastenrath (guitar), Thomas Wicke (bass), Michael Borner (guitar, congas, timbales) Discography: Sun (1981)


Metropolis were a German symphonic-rock band that released a self-titled album on PAn in 1974. Members: Ute Kannenberg (vocals, percussion), Thomas Hildebrand (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Helmut Binzer (guitar, backing vocals), Manfred Opitz (keyboards, vocals, acoustic guitar), Michael Westphal (bass, backing vocals), Michael Duwe (vocals, guitar) Discography: Metropolis (1974)


Messengers were a German jazz-funk big band that released two albums and a standalone single between 1975 and 1977 on Red Point, Yum Yum, and Warner Bros. Members: Antonia Maas (lead vocals), Joe Körner (trombone, [tenor horn] saxhorn, vocals), Peter Förster (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute), Bernhard Jobski (trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo, backing […]


Message were a German band that released a pair of hard-rock/psych albums on Bacillus circa 1972/73, followed by two symphonic/jazz-rock albums on Nova in 1975 and 1976. Between 1977 and 1980, the band released three further albums on Brain and Spiegelei. Members: Tommy McGuigan (vocals, saxophone, Mellotron, flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone), Horst Stachelhaus (bass), […]

Manuel Göttsching

Manuel Göttsching (born Sept. 9, 1952) is a German guitarist who rose to prominence as the mastermind behind Ash Ra Tempel during the early 1970s. In 1975, he debuted as a solo artist with the album Inventions for Electric Guitar on Kosmische/Ohr. The following year, he resumed band activity in the electronic combo Ashra, which […]


Manderley were a German folk-rock band that released the album Fliegt Gedanken, Fliegt on Pläne in 1976. Members: Rudi Mika (violin, bass, guitar, vocals), Helga Schmölter [Helga Rüzgar] (vocals), Pit Budde (guitar, dulcimer, bass, sitar, percussion, vocals), Horst Stölzig [Horst W. Stölzig] (banjo, bass, percussion, vocals), Lothar Kraft (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Lutz Heffner (guitar, vocals), […]

Manfred Schoof

Manfred Schoof (born April 6, 1936) is a German trumpet player and bandleader who has appeared on more than 200 albums since the late 1950s. In 1969, he soared to international prominence with the FMP free-jazz release European Echoes. Discography: Voices (1966 • Manfred Schoof Quintett) Jazz Meets India (1967 • Dewan Motihar Trio / […]


Mammut were a German jam-rock/psych band that released a self-titled album in 1971 on their own MPS sub-label Mouse Trick Track Music. Members: Klaus “Ede” Schnur (guitar, vocals), Peter “Mammut” Schnur (guitar, vocals), Rainer Hoffmann (piano, organ), Tilo Hermann (bass, flute, vocals), Günter Saier (drums, percussion) Discography: Mammut (1971)

Madison Dyke

Madison Dyke were a German symphonic-rock band that released a self-pressed single in 1975, followed by the album Zeitmaschine on Racket in 1977. Members: Hans-Jürgen Demmer (drums), Jürgen Baumann (guitar, piano, Mellotron, keyboards, backing vocals), Andreas Nedde (guitar, backing vocals), Burkhard Rittler (vocals, flute, Mellotron, percussion), Robert Krause (bass), Burkhard Engel (drums, percussion) Discography: “Walkin’” […]

Lucifer’s Friend

Lucifer’s Friend was a German hard-rock band that evolved from Asterix with a self-titled album on Philips in 1970. The band released four albums on Vertigo between 1972 and 1976, followed by three titles on Elektra between 1978 and 1981. Members: Peter Hesslein (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Peter Hecht (organ, keyboards, 1970-82), Dieter Horns (bass, vocals, […]


Lily were a German jazz-rock/psych band that released the album V.C.U. (We See You) on Bacillus in 1973. Members: Wilfried Kirchmeier (bass, vocals), Manfred Schlagmüller (drums), Hans-Werner Steinberg (saxophone), Manfred-Josef Schmid (guitar), Klaus Lehmann (guitar) Discography: V.C.U. (We See You) (1973)

Lied des Teufels

Lied des Teufels were a German jazz-rock band that released two albums on Kuckuck and Pläne between 1973 and 1975. Members: Peter Barth (flute, alto saxophone, vocals, 1972-), Jörg Hahnfeld (bass, 1972-), Thomas Holm (drums), Ralf Schultze (guitar, vocals, 1972-75), Peer Forsberg (bass, vocals, 1975) Discography: Lied des Teufels (1973) Lied des Teufels 2: Höllisch […]

Leningrad Sandwich

Leningrad Sandwich were a German goth-rock band that debuted with the album Go East on Up Records in 1980, followed by three longplayers on Good Noise between 1982 and 1985. Members: Annie Lloyd, Bernhard Kunz, Charles Lees, Dimitri Hegemann, Piers Headley Discography: Go East (1980) Heat (1982) Steps (1983) Priests and Petrol (1985) Ghosts in […]


LASK is the performance moniker of German saxophonist, keyboardist, and composer Ulrich Pütz Lask, who released two avant-garde/art-pop albums under the name on ECM between 1982 and 1984. Members: Ulrich Lask (alto saxophone, synthesizer), Maggie Nicols (vocal), Meinolf Bauschulte (drums), Sigrid Meyer (vocals), Monika Linges (vocals) Discography: Lask (1982) Lask 2: Sucht + Ordnung (1984)


Lake was a German/Scottish band that released five studio albums and a live disc on CBS between 1976 and 1982, plus three further albums on Polydor during the mid-1980s. Members: Detlef Petersen (keyboards, vocals, 1973-80), Martin Tiefensee (bass, 1973-80), Geoffrey Peacey (keyboards, guitar, 1973-80), Oreste “Lilio” Malagia (guitar, 1973-75), Fritz “Freddy” Graack (drums, 1973-75), Ian […]


Kunstkopfindianer were a multi-national jazz-rock supergroup that released one album on MPS in 1974. Members: Hans Koller (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, producer), Wolfgang Dauner (piano, electric piano, synthesizer, Nagoya Harp), Zbigniew Seifert (violin, alto saxophone), Adelhard Roidinger (bass, electric bass), Janusz Stefański (drums) Discography: Kunstkopfindianer (1974)


Kraan is a German jazz-rock/funk band that was initially active during the 1970s and early 1980s. Marked by the bold, punctual bass-work of Hellmut Hattler, the band released eight studio albums and a live double-LP between 1972 and 1982. Members: Hellmut Hattler (bass), Jan Fride (drums), Peter Wolbrandt (guitar), Johannes Pappert (saxophone, 1970-76), Ingo Bischof […]


Kraftwerk are a German electronic band that was initially active as a recording unit during the 1970s and early ’80s. Between 1970 and 1974, the band released four albums on Philips, followed by three further albums on Kling Klang/Capitol during the second half of the decade. Members: Ralf Hütter (electronics, keyboards, vocals, percussion, guitar, 1970-71, […]


Kollektiv were a German jazz-psych/jam band that released a self-titled album on Brain in 1973. That same year, the band were documented live and in a volume of SWF sessions that were ultimately released in the 21st century by archivists Long Hair. Members: Jürgen Havix (guitar, zither), Klaus Dapper (flute, saxophone), Jürgen “Jogi” Karpenkiel (bass), […]

Klaus Weiss

Klaus Weiss (Feb. 17, 1942 — Dec. 10, 2008) was a German drummer and bandleader who first recorded with the Klaus Doldinger Quartett in the early 1960. In 1975, he issued a pair of jazz-funk albums on MPS. These releases were followed by a string of library recordings for Golden Ring Records during the late […]

Klaus Schulze

Klaus Schulze is a German keyboardist, percussionist, and producer who played in the initial lineups of Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel between 1969 and 1971. In 1972, he debuted as a solo artist with the album Irrlicht on Ohr. Twelve further albums appeared between 1973 and 1980, mostly on Brain. Klaus Schulze was born […]

Lubomyr Melnyk

Lubomyr Melnyk (born Dec. 20, 1948) is a Ukranian-born pianist and modern-classical composer who migrated to the West in the early 1970s. In 1979, he released his well-received debut album Lubomyr Melnyk Performs KMH on the Canadian Music Gallery Editions label. Since that time, he has released more than 20 albums, mostly on Bandura Records. […]

Klaus Nomi

Klaus Nomi (Jan. 24, 1944 — Aug. 6, 1983) was a German singer and performance artist based in New York’s East Village. He released a pair of albums on RCA Victor in 1981 and 1982. Discography: Klaus Nomi (1981) Simple Man (1982)

Klaus Lenz Big Band

The Klaus Lenz Big Band were a German revolving-door jazz-funk ensemble that released three albums on AMIGA between 1974 and 1976. Members: Ali Schilling, Armin Baptist, Bernd Swoboda, Bojidar Hristoff, Caspar Hansmann, Conrad Bauer, Dieter Erhardt, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Ferry Grott, Gerhard Lau, Gregor Gross, Günter Gocht, Günter Sommer, Hans-Jürgen Reznicek, Heinz Becker, Heinz Lippold, Heinz […]

Kin Ping Meh

Kin Ping Meh were a German jam-rock band that released a self-titled album on Polydor in 1971, followed by three further albums and a live double-LP on Zebra and Nova between 1972 and 1976. An eponymous sixth album appeared on Bacillus in 1977. Members: Werner Stephan (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion, 1969-73), Kalle “Charlie” Weber […]


Key were a German post-bop band that released a self-titled album on Calig in 1977. Members: Hugo Read (tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute), Reinhard Schmitz (piano), Kurt Billker (drums), Markus Stockhausen (trumpet, flugelhorn), Rainer Linke (bass) Discography: Key (1977)


Katamaran were a German jazz-rock band that released three albums on Pläne between 1977 and 1980. Members: Wolf Burbat (flute, synthesizer, piano), Roland Schmitt (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone), Franz Holtmann (guitar), Dago Dombrowski (bass, percussion), Rudi Marhold (drums, percussion), Waldemar Karpenkiel (percussion), Kurt Billker (drums), Hermann Mensing (percussion), Heinz-Günther Hemkendreis (piano), Roland Otto (bass), Karl […]


Karthago were a German jam-rock band that released two albums on BASF between 1971 and 1973, followed by two further albums and a live double-LP on Bacillus and Crystal between 1974 and 1978. Members: Tommy Goldschmidt (drums, percussion, vocals), Wolfgang Brock (drums, percussion, vocals, 1971-76), Joey Albrecht (guitar, vocals), Ingo Bischof (organ, vocals), Gerald “Luciano” […]


Känguru were a German jazz-rock band that released two albums between 1981 and 1983 on Pingo and World of Music. Members: Olav Gustafsson (drums), Anselm Kluge (bass), Claus-Robert Kruse (keyboards), Peter Weihe (guitar), Thomas Bettermann (keyboards, 1982-83), Junior Weerasinghe (drums, 1982-83) Discography: Känguru (1981) Tierisch (1983)

Jürgen Karg

Jürgen Karg is a German bassist and keyboardist who played in Wolfgang Dauner’s backing band during the late 1960s. In 1977, he released the avant-electronic album Elektronische Mythen on Mood Records. Discography: Für… (1969 • Wolfgang Dauner, Jürgen Karg, Eberhard Weber & Fred Braceful) Elektronische Mythen (1977)

Joe Haider

Joe Haider (born Jan. 3, 1936) is a German jazz pianist and bandleader who has played on more than 100 recordings since the late 1960s. During the first three years of the 1970s, he recorded three albums with Four for Jazz and also released his first solo album on Intercord. Two further headlining albums appeared […]

Joachim Kühn

Joachim Kühn (born March 15, 1944) is a German pianist who has appeared on more than 400 recordings since the early 1960s. During the 1970s, he released a string of jazz-rock/funk albums on MPS/BASF and Atlantic. Discography: Impressions of New York (1968 • The Rolf and Joachim Kühn Quartet) Bold Music (1969) Sound of Feelings […]


Jeronimo were a German hard-rock/psych band that released two albums on Bellaphon in 1970 and 1971, followed by a third title on Bacillus in 1972. Members: Gunnar Schäfer (bass, vocals), Ringo Funk (drums, percussion, vocals), Hajo Born (guitar, keyboards, 1969), Marz (guitar, 1969-70), Michael Koch (guitar, vocals, 1971-present) Discography: Cosmic Blues (1970) Jeronimo (1971) Time […]


Japotage were a German art-pop band that released a self-titled album on Frog Records in 1985. Members: Kai Taschner (synthesizer, saxophone, vocals), O. Schirm (synthesizer, computer, tapes), M. Kunz (drums, xylophone, percussion, vocals) Discography: Japotage (1985)


Jane was a German symphonic/hard-rock band that released 10 studio albums and a live double-LP on Brain between 1972 and 1982, followed by a final album on Sky Records in 1986. Members: Peter Panka (drums, percussion, vocals), Klaus Hess (guitar, vocals, Moog Taurus, 1970-83, 1992-94), Werner Nadolny (organ, ARP Solina string ensemble, Moog, piano, Mellotron, […]

Deja Vu

Déjà Vu were a German jazz-rock band that self-released the album Cosmic Zack in 1977. Members: Andreas W. Wegener (keyboards), Hans P. Hamacher (guitar), Eckard P. Meszelinsky (saxophone, flute, acoustic guitar, vocals), Hans W. Sch. (drums), Paul H. B. (bass, vocals) Discography: Cosmic Zack (1977)

Kitty Winter Gipsy Nova

Gipsy Nova were a German samba-jazz/funk quintet led by vocalist Kitty Winter. The band released two albums on Intercord in 1978 and 1979. Members: Kitty Winter (vocals), Kuno Schmid (piano, synthesizer, percussion), Martin Spiegelberg (acoustic guitar, flugelhorn, percussion), Willi Gärtner (bass, percussion), Ringo Hirth (drums, percussion) Discography: Feel It (1978) Limelight Suite (1979)


Exmagma were a German avant-jazz/rock band that released two albums on Neusi and Urus in 1973 and 1974. Recordings from 1975 for an unreleased third album were ultimately issued by archivists Daily Records in 2006. Members: Andy Goldner (guitar, bass, saxophone, tapes, vocals), Thomas Balluff (keyboards, flute, effects, vocals), Fred Braceful (drums, percussion) Discography: Exmagma […]

Einstein in Eden

Einstein in Eden was a German symphonic/electronic musical project of rock band and orchestra, arranged and conducted by composer Bernhard Jobski. The project yielded an eponymous album on Polydor in 1981. Members: Bernhard Jobski (composer), Gerhard Kämpfe (producer), Berliner Philharmoniker Discography: Einstein in Eden (1981)


Exil were a German ethno-jazz/rock band that released the album Fusionen on self-press FHZ Produktion in 1975. Members: Eva Lutz (violin, cello), Georg Eckl (electric piano), Jotwin (vocals, cello), Bernd Funk (percussion), Bewin (saxophone), Bernd Steiner (guitar, drums) Discography: Fusionen (1975)

Et Cetera

Et Cetera were a multi-national jazz-rock ensemble led by German keyboardist Wolfgang Dauner. The band released two studio albums and a live disc on Global, Brain, and BASF between 1971 and 1973. Members: Wolfgang Dauner (piano, organ, keyboards, electronics, flute, vocals), Jürgen Schmidt-Oehm (flute, vocals), Pierre Cavalli (guitar), Siegfried Schwab (guitar, vocals), Larry Coryell (guitar), […]


ES were a German jazz-rock band that debuted with two songs on the double-live document of the 1977 Umsonst und Draussen Festival. In 1979, the band released the album Wham Bang on Fran Records. Members: Bernd Kiefer (bass, vocals), Zabba Lindner (drums, xylophone, vocals), George Kochbek (keyboards), Carlo Karges (guitar), Ellen Meyer (vocals), Wolfgang Grasekamp […]


Epsilon were a German art-rock/psych band that released two albums on Bacillus circa 1971/72, followed by a third longplayer on Philips in 1974.  Members: Michael Ertl (bass), Hartmut Pfannmüller (drums, bongos, percussion), Walter Ortel (organ, piano, vocals, percussion), Michael Winzkowski (vocals, guitar, percussion), Heinrich Mohn (bass), Johan Daansen (guitar, vocals, piano, percussion) Discography: Epsilon (1971) […]


Emergency were a German brass-rock band that released a pair of albums on CBS in 1971 and 1972, followed by two further titles on Brain during 1973 and 1974.  Members: Hanus Berka (saxophone, flute, keyboards, Mellotron), Otto Bezloja (bass, 1970-73), Udo Lindenberg (drums, 1970-71), Jiří Matoušek (keyboards, 1970-73), Barrie Newby (guitar), Miloš Vokurka [Reddy] (vocals, […]


Embryo is a German ethno-jazz/rock ensemble that debuted with the Ohr release Opal in 1970, followed by nine albums though the decade on United Artists, Brain, April, and other labels. During the 1980s, a further round of releases appeared on Schneeball and Materiali Sonori. Members: Christian Burchard (vibraphone, hammer dulcimer, percussion, vocals, marimba, drums, 1969-2018), […]


Eloy is a German symphonic/space-rock band that debuted with a standalone single on United Records in 1970, followed by a self-titled album on Philips in 1971. Between 1973 and 1983, the band released 10 albums on Harvest. Members: Frank Bornemann (guitar, lead vocals), Manfred Wieczorke (guitar, bass, vocals, 1969-75), Wolfgang Stöcker (bass, 1969-73), Erich Schriever […]


Falckenstein were a German folk-rock band that released three albums on Nature between 1979 and 1982. Members: Thomas Kagermann (vocals, violin, banjo, acoustic guitar, percussion, bagpipes), Mick Franke (guitar, percussion, bouzouki), Monika Marie Domin (vocals, guitar, flute, dulcimer), Wendelin Werner (guitar), Peter Löwner (bass, harmonica), Joachim Luhrmann (drums), Georg Funke (bass), Rudi Marhold (drums, percussion), […]

Electric Sun

Electric Sun were a German hard-rock/psych band headed by ex-Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth. The band released two albums on Brain between 1979 and 1981, plus a third on EMI in 1985. Members: Uli Jon Roth (vocals, guitar), Ule W. Ritgen (bass), Clive Edwards (drums), Sidhatta Gautama (drums, percussion), Nicky Moore (vocals), Roger Meakin (vocals), […]

Dieter Bihlmaier Selection

Dieter Bihlmaier Selection were a German free-jazz ensemble that released two albums on Creative Music and pläne between 1974 and 1976. A 43-minute SWF session of the band from 1973 was issued by archivists Long Hair in 2009. Members: Dieter Bihlmaier (flute), Gerhart “Hartchen” Ziegler (drums), Harry Rettenbacher (bass), Jan Jankeje (bass), Gerhard Dietz (vibraphone), […]

Chris Braun Band

Chris Braun Band were a German art-rock combo that released two albums on BASF and PAn between 1971 and 1973, followed by a soundtrack EP and third full-length on Winkelmann’s and Welt during the early 1980s. Members: Chris Braun (vocals), Bernd Adamkewitz (guitar, saxophone), Klaus Melchers (keyboards), Elmar Krohn (guitar, flute, percussion, vocals), Horst Schreiber […]


Cyklus were a German jazz-rock band that released the album Planet of Two Suns on Erlkönig Schallplatten in 1979. Members: Jens Fischer (guitar), Achim Gieseler (keyboards, computer), Matz Steinke (bass), Micky Stickdorn (drums) Discography: Planet of Two Suns (1979)

Curt Cress Clan

Curt Cress Clan were a German jazz-rock/funk supergroup led by drummer Curt Cress and featuring guitarist Volker Kriegel. The band released an eponymous album on Atlantic in 1975. Members: Curt Cress (drums, percussion), Dave King (bass), Volker Kriegel (guitar), Kristian Schultze (keyboards), Ack van Rooyen (flugelhorn) Discography: Curt Cress Clan (1975)

Cry Freedom

Cry Freedom were a German jazz-rock band that self-released the album Volcano in 1976, followed by two albums in 1979 and 1980 on Erlkönig Schallplatten. Members: Reiner Kleber (piano), Benny Melzer (drums), “Higgers” Schneider (bass), Rudi [Rudolf Madsius] (vocals, guitar), Gerhard Billmann (piano, organ, Moog, synthesizer), Dieter Urbassik (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone), Klaus […]

Creative Rock

Creative Rock were a German brass-rock band that released two albums on Brain between 1972 and 1974. Members: Heiko Steinsiek (drums), Klaus Weber (guitar, percussion), Rainer Erbel [Steve Haggerty] (vocals), Günter Schmeide (guitar, bass), Michael Maas (bass, guitar), Benny Stremmel (tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, flute), Hubertus Kreutner (trumpet, flugelhorn), Apostolos Papanikolaou (lead guitar) Discography: Gorilla […]


Eiliff were a German sax-rock/psych band that released two albums on Philips in 1971 and 1972. Members: Rainer Brüninghaus (organ, electric piano), Herbert J. Kalveram (saxophone), Houschäng Nejadépour (guitar, sitar), Detlev Landmann (drums), Bill Brown (bass), Rich Schwab (bass, 1972-74) Discography: Eiliff (1971) Girlrls! (1972)

Ego on the Rocks

Ego on the Rocks were a German space-rock duo formed by ex-Eloy members Detlev Schmidtchen and Jürgen Rosenthal. The pair released the album Acid in Wounderland on Jupiter Records in 1981. Members: Detlev Schmidtchen (vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass), Jürgen Rosenthal (drums) Discography: Acid in Wounderland (1981)

Edgar Froese

Edgar Froese (born June 5, 1944 — Jan. 20, 2015) was a German multi-instrumentalist best known as the mastermind behind electronic pioneers Tangerine Dream, which he founded in 1967 and led for nearly five decades. In 1974, he debuted as a solo artist with the album Aqua on Brain Metronome. Between 1975 and 1983, he […]