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Dead Person of the Day March 20 – Klaus Dinger

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If Brian Eno says this about you:

“There were three great beats in the ’70s: Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat, James Brown’s funk and Klaus Dinger’s Neu! beat.”

Thats good enough for a DPD.

Klaus Dinger, Drummer of Influential German Beat, Dies at 61


Published: April 4, 2008

Klaus Dinger, the drummer for the 1970s German band Neu!, whose mechanically repetitive yet buoyant beats had a wide influence in underground rock, died on March 20. He was 61.

The cause was heart failure, according to an announcement on Wednesday by his German record label, Grönland, which did not say where he died. Continue

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