Today's Your Birthday, Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk!

(Florian and Ralf Hütter interviewed on Chicago radio station WXFM in 1975)

None other than Florian Schneider, founder and keyboardist for German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk, was born on this day in 1947, making him 67 years of age today.

Today's Trivia Challenge:

1. What instrumental on the Heroes album did David Bowie name after him?

2. The group hit the Top 5 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums chart in what year, with what album?

3. What year did Schneider leave Kraftwerk?

4. While he and the rest of the band would gravitate to synthesizers, what was the first instrument Schneider played upon the group's formation?

5.  Prior to forming Kraftwerk, Florian and Ralf Hütter had formed what band, which recorded one album (Tone Float) for RCA Victor in 1969?

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