Rudolf Schenker

1948 - Today

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Rudolf Schenker (born 31 August 1948) is a German guitarist, founder and leader of the hard rock band Scorpions. He is the rhythm/lead guitarist, primary songwriter and the sole constant member of the band. He is also the CEO/owner-manager of the Scorpions Musik-Produktions-und Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (Scorpions music production and publishing company) and owner/founder of the Scorpio-Sound-Studios in Lower Saxony. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Schenker has received more than 1,627,733 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Rudolf Schenker is the 180th most popular musician (down from 162nd in 2019), the 870th most popular biography from Germany (down from 793rd in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Musician.

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Among musicians, Rudolf Schenker ranks 180 out of 3,175Before him are Lucio Dalla, Gilberto Gil, Bill Wyman, Ritchie Valens, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Bono. After him are Duff McKagan, Bernard Haitink, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters, Nam June Paik, and John Cale.

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Among people born in 1948, Rudolf Schenker ranks 57Before him are Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Valentin Ceaușescu, Brian Eno, Ian Paice, Bernard-Henri Lévy, and Pim Fortuyn. After him are Rory Gallagher, Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, Bille August, Claude Jade, Svetlana Savitskaya, and Lluís Llach.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Rudolf Schenker ranks 870 out of 7,253Before him are Anna Seghers (1900), Josef Albers (1888), Carl Spitzweg (1808), Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (1774), Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg (1546), and Felix Wankel (1902). After him are Roland Emmerich (1955), Robert Huber (1937), Charles I of Württemberg (1823), Hildegard Knef (1925), David Fabricius (1564), and Gustav Ritter von Kahr (1862).

Among MUSICIANS In Germany

Among musicians born in Germany, Rudolf Schenker ranks 9Before him are Till Lindemann (1963), Frank Farian (1941), Carlos Kleiber (1930), Hans von Bülow (1830), James Last (1929), and Klaus Nomi (1944). After him are Wilhelm Kempff (1895), André Previn (1929), Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller (1806), Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1784), Richard Z. Kruspe (1967), and Paul Landers (1964).