André Greiner-Pol - André Greiner-Pol

André Greiner-Pol (born May 12, 1952 in East Berlin ; † December 15, 2008 ; AGP for short ) was a German rock musician .


Gravestone in the New Cemetery St. Marien-St. Nikolai in Berlin

André Greiner-Pol's father was Kurt Greiner-Pol, head of the Erich Weinert Ensemble of the National People's Army . André Greiner-Pol founded the blues rock band Freygang that in the 1980s one of the most important bands of the GDR - underground movement developed. His music was often banned, up to a “lifelong” professional ban. [1] From 1989-90 he was a member of the Prenzlauer Berg scene, co-founded the cultural center " Tacheles " and founded in April 1990 with other musicians the party "Autonomous Action Wydoks", [1] which the local electionin May 1990 in East Berlin, but remained unsuccessful. He made nine albums with Freygang after 1990 and published several books as an author on Buschfunk . He died of a heart attack on December 15, 2008 . [2]

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Individual evidence

  1. a b Freygang official website , accessed July 10, 2013
  2. Steffen Könau: Music Loud life and a quiet death. In: Mitteldeutsche Zeitung. Prof. Alfred Neven DuMont †, Christian DuMont Schütte, Isabella Neven DuMont, December 15, 2008, accessed on October 29, 2018 : "Last night the 56-year-old died of a heart attack that surprised him in his sleep."