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Holger Czukay

Holger CzukayAKA Holger Schüring

Born: 24-Mar-1938
Birthplace: Danzig
Died: 5-Sep-2017
Location of death: Weilerswist, Germany
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Bassist

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Bass player, Can

Studied under Karlheinz Stockhausen from 1963 to 1966. Two years later he co-founded Can, an influential experimental krautrock band. In 1977 he was succeeded as bassist by Traffic's Rosko Gee. He then pursued a solo career, including notably Movies (1979), arguably his greatest album. Czukay refers to himself as an "acoustic-electric landscape painter", one of his primary instruments the splicing of audio tape. In 2017, two months after the death of his wife, Czukay was found dead at the former Can studio in Weilerswist, near Cologne.

Wife: Ursula (d. 2017)

    Can Bass Guitar (1968-77)

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