Florian Schneider Biography – Florian Schneider Wiki
Florian Schneider-Esleben was a German musician and singer. He was best known as one of the founding members of the electronic band Kraftwerk.
Schneider formed the influential group and multimedia project with Ralf Hütter in 1970. Schneider met Hütter while studying at a music conservatory in Düsseldorf. He sang and played instruments including the synthesizer, guitar and flute, which he treated with electronic effects; Hütter sang and played keyboards.
Albums such as “Autobahn” (1974), “Trans-Europe Express” (1977) and “The Man-Machine” (1978) made the band a defining act of West Germany’s experimental Krautrock scene and launched them to international prominence. Schneider left Kraftwerk in 2008. In 2014 the group received a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement.
Schneider and his bandmates developed a sleek, robot-like public image to match songs including “Showroom Dummies” and “The Robots,” which they performed onstage using mannequins.
Their music was a key influence on David Bowie, who named a “Heroes” song “V-2 Schneider” after Mr. Schneider, and on early hip-hop artists including Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force, whose song “Planet Rock” used a synthesizer melody drawn from the title track of “Trans-Europe Express.”
Florian Schneider Age
Schneider was 73 years old.
Florian Schneider Family
Schneider was born to Paul Schneider, an architect, and Eva Maria Esleben.
Florian Schneider Death
Schneider died in April 2020, at the age of 73. Kraftwerk co-founder Ralf Hütter confirmed Schneider’s death in a statement to Billboard: “the very sad news that his friend and companion over many decades Florian Schneider has passed away from a short cancer disease just a few days after his 73rd birthday.”
Florian Schneider Cause of Death
Florian Schneider’s cause of death was cancer.
Florian Schneider Net Worth
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