Klaus Selmke, drummer for the Berlin Band City ("window"), is dead. "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, on Friday evening at dpa request via e-Mail. Selmke had died in a Berlin hospital of cancer, said "image".the City was one of the most successful rock groups in the GDR
The website of City - the Band was one of the most successful rock groups in the GDR and is still active on Friday was completely black. On the Facebook page, Klaus Selmke - 21.4.1950 - 22.5.2020 stand with a white font on a black background: ""; including two red Drumsticks. The Drummer, like sitting barefoot on the stage, died about a month after his 70. Birthday.
Selmke, had founded the City 48 years ago, with Puppel in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg. In a culture house in Köpenick had begun in the spring of 1972, everything: 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. You to Songs played by Santana, the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. Ten years later, 10,000 Fans to the Open-Air concert went then in Berlin Plänterwald.
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. Singer Toni Krahl was arrested in 1968 as a high school senior because of his protest against the suppression of the Prague spring.
Dieter Birr, formerly singer with a City friend, the Puhdys, told the German press Agency, to the death of the drummer: "I was shocked by the news, of course, totally. I already knew that Klaus was sick. He has kept but always covered it." Corona Outcry from Frank Thelen at Lanz: "Ashamed for my country" FOCUS Online/Wochit Corona Outcry from Frank Thelen at Lanz: "Ashamed for my country"ter/dpa Date Of Update: 26 May 2020, 23:26