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Ibliss

Former Organisation member Basil Hammoudi and one-time Kraftwerk drummer Andreas Hohmann formed this group, who under the tutelage of Conny Plank, released one album before calling it quits.

Founded: 1971

Location: Rhineland, Germany

Ikarus

Hamburg band led by Jochen Petersen released one album of superb progressive rock.

Founded: 1971

Location: Hamburg

Jaki Liebezeit, RIP

From Can's Facebook page: "It is with great sadness we have to announce that Jaki passed away this morning from sudden pneumonia. He fell asleep peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones. We will miss him hugely."

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Jane

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One of Germany's most idiosyncratic rock bands, the slow burn rock of Jane remained a constant through most of their career.

Founded: 1970

Location: Hannover, Germany

Website: jane, offizielle Homepage der deutschen Rockband

Kraftwerk

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From early free-form improvisation to the perfection of electro-pop, Kraftwerk reign as one of the most musically influential groups from the 70s. However, the Ralf & Florian and Autobahn era should appeal to most progressive fans.

Founded: 1970

Location: Düsseldorf, Germany

Website: Kraftwerk

Kravetz, Jean-Jacques

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Keyboard player for Frumpy, Atlantis, Randy Pie and more.

Founded: 1947

Location: Paris, France

Website: Kravetz | News von Jean-Jacques Kravetz

La Düsseldorf

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Brothers Klaus und Thomas Dinger, along with Hans Lampe founded La Düsseldorf following the dissolution of Neu!. There records were highly successful in their native Germany, reputedly selling over a million copies.

Founded: 1975

Location: Duesseldorf, Germany

Website: Klaus Dinger

Liliental

One of the many amazing albums recorded by Conny Plank during the 1970s. This one included members of Kraan, Harmonia and a young Asmus Tietchens.

Founded: 1977

Location: Germany

Missus Beastly

Missus Beastly had two distinct eras during their existence; the first early one produced their debut, an album of atypical psychedelic rock for its time, and the second a much more promising fusion sound similar to Embryo.

Founded: 1968

Location: Herford, Germany

Moebius, Dieter

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A student of Joseph Bueys, Dieter Moebius arrived in Berlin just as the Zodiac Free Arts Lab was taking off, joining Kluster and later Cluster, a long-standing relationship he would share with Hans-Joachim Roedelius. Also of note were his collaborations with Conny Plank.

Founded: 1944

Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland

Website: dieter moebius