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Members

Current members
  • Ralf Hütter – lead vocals, vocoder, synthesizers, keyboards, (1970–present) organ, drums and percussion, guitar, bass guitar (1970–1974)
  • Henning Schmitz – electronic percussion, live keyboards (1987–present) sound engineering (1978–present)
  • Fritz Hilpert – electronic percussion (1991–present),
  • Falk Grieffenhagen - live video technician (2013–present)
Former members
  • Florian Schneider – synthesizers, background vocals, vocoder, computer-generated vocals, acoustic and electronic flute, live saxophone, percussion, electric guitar, violin (1970–2008)
  • Houschäng Néjadepour – electric guitar (1970-71)
  • Plato Kostic (a.k.a. Plato Riviera) – bass guitar (1970)
  • Peter Schmidt – drums (1970)
  • Karl "Charly" Weiss – drums (1970, died 2009)
  • Thomas Lohmann - drums (1970)
  • Andreas Hohmann – drums (1970)
  • Eberhard Kranemann – bass guitar (1970-71)<ref>http://www.ksta.de/stadt-leverkusen/kraftwerk-ueber-leverkusen-in-den-musik-olymp,15189132,25984564.html</ref>
  • Klaus Dinger – drums (1970–1971, died 2008)
  • Michael Rother – electric guitar (1971)
  • Emil Schult – electric guitar, electronic violin (1973)
  • Wolfgang Flür – electronic percussion (1973–1987)
  • Klaus Röder – electric guitar, electronic violin (1974)
  • Karl Bartos – electronic percussion, live vibraphone, live keyboards (1975–1991)
  • Fernando Abrantes – electronic percussion, synthesizer (1991)
  • Stefan Pfaffe – live video technician (2008–2012)
Timeline


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Colors =

id:Ralf value:red
id:Florian value:blue
id:Guitar value:green
id:Video value:pink
id:Percussion value:orange
id:Keyboards value:purple
id:Lines value:black legend:Studio albums

Legend = orientation:horizontal position:bottom

ScaleMajor = increment:2 start:1970

BarData =

bar:Ralf text:"Ralf Hütter"
bar:Florian text:"Florian Schneider"
bar:Andreas text:"Andreas Hohmann"
bar:KlausD text:"Klaus Dinger"
bar:Wolfgang text:"Wolfgang Flür"
bar:Fritz text:"Fritz Hilpert"
bar:Michael text:"Michael Rother"
bar:KlausR text:"Klaus Röder"
bar:Karl text:"Karl Bartos"
bar:Fernando text:"Fernando Abrantes"
bar:Henning text:"Henning Schmitz"
bar:Stefan text:"Stefan Pfaffe"
bar:Falk text:"Falk Grieffenhagen"

PlotData=

width:10 textcolor:black align:left anchor:from shift:(10,-4)
bar:Ralf from:01/01/1970 till:end color:Ralf
bar:Florian from:01/01/1970 till:01/01/2009 color:Florian
bar:Andreas from:01/07/1970 till:31/08/1970 color:Percussion
bar:KlausD from:01/09/1970 till:31/08/1971 color:Percussion
bar:Michael from:01/01/1971 till:31/08/1971 color:Guitar
bar:Wolfgang from:01/11/1973 till:01/07/1987 color:Percussion
bar:KlausR from:01/01/1974 till:01/07/1974 color:Guitar
bar:Fritz from:01/07/1987 till:end color:Percussion
bar:Karl from:01/01/1975 till:01/01/1991 color:Keyboards
bar:Fernando from:01/01/1991 till:01/01/1992 color:keyboards
bar:Henning from:01/01/1992 till:end color:Keyboards
bar:Stefan from:01/01/2008 till:01/01/2013 color:Video
bar:Falk from:01/01/2013 till:end color:Video

LineData =

at:01/11/1970 color:black layer:back #>Kraftwerk<#
at:01/01/1972 color:black layer:back #>Kraftwerk 2<#
at:01/10/1973 color:black layer:back #>Ralf and Florian<#
at:01/11/1974 color:black layer:back #>Autobahn<#
at:01/10/1975 color:black layer:back #>Radio-Activity<#
at:01/05/1977 color:black layer:back #>Trans-Europe Express<#
at:01/05/1978 color:black layer:back #>The Man-Machine<#
at:01/05/1981 color:black layer:back #>Computer World<#
at:01/12/1986 color:black layer:back #>Electric Café<#
at:04/08/2003 color:black layer:back #>Tour de France Soundtracks<#

</timeline>


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