Scorpions

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Descriptive "tags": hard rock classic rock rock heavy metal 80s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

This German hard rock band was formed at school in 1965 by guitarist Rudolf Schenker (31 August 1948, Savstedt, Germany). With younger brother Michael Schenker (b. 10 January 1955, Savstedt, Germany; guitar), Klaus Meine (b. 25 May 1948, Hannover, Germany; vocals), Lothar Heimberg (bass) and Wolfgang Dziony (drums), they exploded onto the international heavy rock scene with Lonesome Crow in 1972. This tough and exciting record was characterized by Schenker’s distinctive, fiery guitar work on his Gibson ‘Flying V’ and Klaus Meine’s dramatic vocals. Prior to recording their major label debut for RCA Records, Heimberg, Dziony and Michael Schenker left, the latter joining UFO. Uli Jon Roth, Francis Buchholz and Jürgen Rosenthal stepped in on guitar, bass and drums respectively, for the recording of 1974’s Fly To The Rainbow. Rudy Lenners took over as drummer from Rosenthal the following year. The following releases, In Trance and Virgin...

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