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Edgar Froese

1944 - 2015

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Edgar Willmar Froese (German: [ˈɛtɡaʁ ˈfʁøːzə]; 6 June 1944 – 20 January 2015) was a German musical artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream in 1967. Froese was the only continuous member of the group until his death. Although his solo and group recordings prior to 2003 name him as "Edgar Froese", his later solo albums bear the name "Edgar W. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar Froese has received more than 453,545 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Edgar Froese is the 576th most popular musician (up from 683rd in 2019), the 855th most popular biography from Russia (up from 923rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Russian Musician.

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Among musicians, Edgar Froese ranks 576 out of 2,662Before him are David A. Stewart, Chad Smith, Lev Oborin, Tico Torres, Rachid Taha, and Eric Woolfson. After him are DJ BoBo, Victor Young, Tim Rice, Paul Tortelier, Phil Lynott, and Al Di Meola.

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Among people born in 1944, Edgar Froese ranks 206Before him are Goukouni Oueddei, Oleg Yankovsky, Phillip Allen Sharp, Faisal bin Musaid Al Saud, Candy Darling, and Raymond Moody. After him are Tim Rice, James Michel, Mordechai Spiegler, Stockard Channing, Adriano Galliani, and Ard Schenk. Among people deceased in 2015, Edgar Froese ranks 117Before him are Omar Karami, Arsen Dedić, Lesley Gore, Kemal Monteno, Roger Hanin, and Natalie Cole. After him are Ernst Fuchs, Guy Ligier, Geoffrey Lewis, Douglas Tompkins, Aleksei Gubarev, and Chea Sim.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Edgar Froese ranks 855 out of 3,262Before him are Lev Oborin (1907), Lidia Ruslanova (1900), Viktor Ponedelnik (1937), Vladimir of Novgorod (1020), Semyon Bychkov (1952), and Irena Szewińska (1946). After him are Sergei Korsakoff (1854), Patriarch Sergius of Moscow (1867), Alexei Tupolev (1925), Friedrich von Lütke (1797), Alexander Tamanian (1878), and Fyodor Sologub (1863).

Among MUSICIANS In Russia

Among musicians born in Russia, Edgar Froese ranks 10Before him are Valery Gergiev (1953), Grigory Sokolov (1950), Maxim Shostakovich (1938), Alexander Gradsky (1949), Maria Yudina (1899), and Lev Oborin (1907). After him are Vladimir Sofronitsky (1901), Lazar Berman (1930), Nikolai Zverev (1832), Evgeny Kissin (1971), Rudolf Barshai (1924), and Nikolai Noskov (1956).