Holger Czukay

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Holger Czukay (/ˈʃʊk/,[1] Holger Schüring;[2] 24 March 1938 – 5 September 2017)[3] was a German musician. He was born in the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland). He was probably best known as a co-founder of the krautrock group Can.[4] Czukay was also known for having created early important examples of ambient music, for having explored "world music" well before the term was coined, and for having been a pioneer of sampling.

Czukay was found dead at his apartment in Weilerswist, Germany on 5 September 2017 at the age of 79.[5]

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  1. "Can (presented by Holger Czukay)". Retrieved 6 September 2017..
  2. "Hans Hoff, "Die anarchische Methode: Musiklegende Holger Czukay", Süddeutsche Zeitung (22 March 2008)". Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2014..
  3. Deutsche Rock-Ikone „Can“-Bassist Holger Czukay tot aufgefunden (German)
  4. Ankeny, Jason (24 March 1938). "Holger Czukay". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  5. "Can's Holger CzukayDead at 79". Pitchfork. Retrieved 6 September 2017.

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