Detlef Wiedecke (guitar), Eduard Schicke (drums), and Werner Protzner (bass), were all members of Oldenburg`s underground rock scene.

Founded: 1969

Location: Oldenburg, Germany

Website: SFF Spektagel Bio

Tangerine Dream

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From their "free-rock" beginnings in the Berlin underground to the eventual triple-keyboard standard that signed to Virgin Records, Tangerine Dream earns significant credit in introducing synthesizer/sequenced electronic music to the world. During the mid to late 70s - their spacey, pulsating music earned them a cult following worldwide. The 80s saw the band releasing lucrative soundtrack work, before settling into the new age bins by mid-decade. The band continues to this day.

Founded: 1967

Location: Berlin, Germany

Website: Tangerine Dream | www.tangerinedream-music.com


The German ELP?

Founded: 1969

Location: Cologne, Germany

Website: Triumvirat - Official Homepage


Jürgen Dollase's self-proclaimed "symphonic rock orchestra". Released four interesting albums that feature the drumming of Harald Grosskopf. Later albums had great covers but are of little interest to the progressive listener.

Founded: 1971

Location: Moenchengladbach, Germany

Website: Harald Grosskopf | Wallenstein

Wolbrandt, Peter

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Guitarist and singer from Kraan

Founded: 1949

Location: Ulm, Germany

Website: Meine Seite


Frank Dostal and Achim Reichel's post-Rattles band scored a series of singles in the late 60s, and produced one strange album as Wonderland Band.

Founded: 1968

Location: Hamburg, Germany



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Second-wave electronic group found by Ulrich Weber, Udo Hanten and Albun Meskes found patronage with Harald Grosskopf and Peter Baumann before going on to create a series of electronic rock albums in the 80s.

Founded: 1978

Location: Krefeld, Germany

Website: YOUwebVision