(Updated) Great Electronic Musicians lost

Update January 14, 2023: more names added

Update January 7, 2023: thanks to Mark Jenkins, Till Kopper and Max Barber we now have a lot of data complete.

2022 Was a year full of mourning about the loss of members of the world-wide Synthesizer family. Electronic Musicians and Electronic Music fans lost too many of their favorite pioneers and musicians. Therefore we created this page as a memorial to these great musicians, whom without we never would have joyed Electronic Music.

Help us with this list….

We would like to make this list as complete as possible. If you could help us add names of artists and pioneers we lost in the past years, please let us know. Preferrably with dates of birth and death. We will then try to make this list as complete as possible.

2023

Yukihiro Takahashi

Yellow Magic Orchestra drummer, vocalist

??, 1952 – January 14, 2023

2022

Eduard Nikolayevich Artemyev

Edward Artemiev

November 30, 1937 – December 29, 2022

Manuel Göttsching

9 september 1952 – 4 december 2022

Herbert Arnold Deutsch

Herb Deutsch

February 9, 1932 – December 9, 2022

Mark Shreeve

June 2, 1957 – August 31, 2022

Don Lewis

March 26, 1941 – November 6, 2022

Andrew Fletcher

July 8, 1961 – May 26, 2022

Dave Smith

April 2, 1950 – May 31, 2022

Klaus Schulze

August 4, 1947 – April 26, 2022

Evanghelos Odysseas Papathanasiou

Vangelis

March 29, 1943 – May 17, 2022

Toshi Ichiyanagi

February 4, 1933 – October 7 – 2022

Peter Frohmader

May 9, 1958 – May 2, 2022

Steve Smith

??, 1953 -December 22, 2022

Rob Hordijk

?? – September 6, 2022

Thomas Fanger

May 16, 1962 – March 2, 2022

2021

Tony Sawford

?? – December 2021

Chick Corea

June 12, 1941 – February 2, 2021

Peter Zinovieff

January 1, 1933 – June 23, 2021

Richard Harold Kirk

March 21, 1956 – September 21, 2021

Manfred Fricke

?? – June 17, 2021

2020

Chris Hugget

1949 – October 22, 2020

Florian Schneider-Esleben

April 7, 1947 – April 21, 2020

2019

Alan R. Pearlman

June 7, 1925 – January 5, 2019

Gert van Santen

?? – March 21, 2019

Ingo Bischof

January 2, 1951 – January 26, 2019

2018

2017

Holger Schüring

Holger Czukay

March 24, 1938 – September 5, 2017

Klaus Hoffman (-Hoock)

Cosmic Hoffman

January 30, 1951 – October 14, 2017

2016

Keith Noël Emerson

November 2, 1944 – March 10, 2016

Don Buchla

April 17, 1937 – September 14, 2016

Isao Tomita

April 22, 1932 – May 5, 2016

2015

Edgar Froese

June 6, 1944 – January 20, 2015

Dieter Moebius

January 16, 1944 – July 20, 2015

Patrick Wille – de Wael

Patrick Kosmos

July 15, 1959 – February 2, 2015

Rainer Bloß

??, 1946 – December 10, 2015

2014

2013

2012

Peter Kuhlman

Pete Namlook

November 25, 1960 – November 8, 2012

2011

Bob de Jong

?? – December 7, 2011

David Vickeman Bedford

August 4, 1937 – October 1, 2011

2010

2009

2008

Klaus Dinger

March 24, 1946 – March 21, 2008

2007

2006

Richard Burmer

September 19, 1955 – September 9, 2006

2005

Robert Arthur Moog

May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005

2004

Michael Garrison

November 28, 1956 – March 24, 2004

Neil Richard Ardley

May 26, 1937 – February 2, 2004

Daphne Oram

?? – ?, 2003

2003

2002

Thomas Dinger

October 28, 1952 – April 9, 2002

Peter Bardens

June 19, 1944 – January 22, 2002

2001

Florian Fricke

February 23, 1944 – December 29, 2001

2000

Rüdiger Lorenz

September 1, 1941 – January 31, 2000

Before 2000

Tim Souster

January 29, 1943 – March 1, 1994

Bob Stohl

1955 – March 1990

Walter Bachauer

?, 1942 – ? February, 1989

Paul Henry Beaver jr.

August 14, 1925 – January 16, 1975

Dates to be completed

Ivo Keers

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