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RIP Florian Schneider, Millie Small

Discussion in 'In Memorium' started by mhammer, May 6, 2020.

  1. mhammer

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    Those of a certain age will certainly know the happy tune "My Boy Lollipop", probably the song that introduced so many of us to the bouncy genre of ska. Millie Small: My Boy Lollipop singer dies aged 72 While that was her principle exposure to North American audiences, I'm sure those with closer connections to Jamaica would know her for other hits as well.

    Schneider co-founded and led Kraftwerk. They not only personified the genre of precise German electronic pop, but along with Giorgio Moroder and Roger Troutman, brought the vocoder to prominence. Both Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream treated sequencers and arpeggiators as sort of "bandmates". Lots of Kraftwerk concerts available on Sugarmegs. Florian Schneider-Esleben, co-founder of German band Kraftwerk, dead at 73 | CBC News

    Small, at 72, of a stroke, and Schneider, at 73, of cancer.
     
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  2. Chito

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    Listened to some Kraftwerk and I still have a couple of their albums. My wife is a big fan of Tangerine Dream. RIP Florian Schneider
     
  3. davetcan

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    Fondly remember Millie Small. I was in the UK when my Boy Lollipop came out. RIP.
     
  4. Milkman

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    Kraftwerk's Autobahn was for many of us, an introduction to synthesis in music.

    They weren't the first, but one of the earliest in wide release.

    Noteworthy for sure.

    RIP
     
  5. Mooh

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    Someone posted something about Millie Small this week on Facebook which led me to listening to her for the first time in too long to remember. CBC reported on Schneider this week as well which led to to listening to them for the first time in too long to remember. Maybe I need to revisit my past listening habits more often, there were some good things there.

    There are deeper lessons about cancer and stroke I guess, they happen every day. My family had little or no experience with either until a certain point in time when each generation hit an age in their medical life when they were susceptible to heart attack, stroke, cancer, etc. Now we're not just better informed, but wary too. It used to be that I saw the age of 70 as being too far out to sea to concern me...not so much anymore, 60 is in my rearview mirror and getting smaller every day.
     
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  6. mhammer

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    Scroll waaaaaaayyyyyyy down the list here, (K is usually followed by a vowel before you get to K-R) - SugarMegs Streaming Server - and there are over 100 Kraftwerk concerts for download, from 1974 through to 2019.
     
  7. butterknucket

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    Millie still got played on the radio quite a bit when I was a kid.

    RIP
     
  8. Sneaky

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    Fahren, fahren, fahren.
     
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    I already loved them, but I remember my mind being blown when I saw this

     

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