Rockstar death: He founded one of the most successful German Bands ever | Boulevard

Klaus Selmke, the drummer of the successful German band "City", has died. The cause of death is known. His musician-colleagues mourn the loss of him. The ro

Rockstar death: He founded one of the most successful German Bands ever | Boulevard

Klaus Selmke, the drummer of the successful German band "City", has died. The cause of death is known. His musician-colleagues mourn the loss of him.

The rock City mourns the loss of a musician . The drummer Klaus Selmke dead . Without him, there would have been the Band never.

Berlin - He was an exceptional Drummer that is like sitting barefoot on the stage: Klaus Selmke, the drummer of the Band "City", is on Friday evening (22. May) cancer died. His colleagues of the band mourn the musician, the about a month ago, his 70. Celebrated a birthday. Without him, there would have been the rock band never.

City drummer Klaus Selmke is dead: without him, there would be the tape

48 years ago, Selmke, with Puppel in the Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin founded the Band City. The starting point for everything that followed then, was a culture house in Köpenick, in the spring of 1972: the City Rock Band, as it was originally, for the first Time on a stage and Klaus Selmke sat at the drums . The Band should dance a five-hour Youth night musically paint. To be included in their Repertoire , the songs of Santana , the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix . Ten years later, already 10 000 Fans flocked to the Open-Air concert in Berlin's Plänterwald. The Band is since then still active.

+ City at a concert in 2012.©picture alliance / dpa / Jens Wolf

it was also among the most successful rock groups in the GDR . The five bald heads, which promoted with the Slogan "Without Bass and without hair - with a City through the' 80s!" for themselves, were with their critical texts in the socialist state, often on the edge of what is Allowed. Two years before the fall of the wall they argued in "wall to wall" and "half and Half" the division of Germany.

the drummer of the Band City is dead: Klaus Selmke on cancer

For his colleagues and friends his death is a tragic loss. You mourn the loss of the drummer: "The "General" Klaus Selmke has today placed 14 at the drum horse mackerel for always low. We are sad and speechless," wrote the singer of the Band, Toni Krahl, according to dpa on Friday night. His Band gave their grief by their Facebook page on Friday was completely black. Only with a white font, Klaus Selmke - 21.4.1950 - 22.5.2020 on the black background: "". Including two red Drumsticks were.

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Updated Date: 23 May 2020, 08:33

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