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Subject: Ikutaro Kakehashi: Roland founder and music pioneer dies (link inside) aged 87. ...


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Date Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 07:28:37pm
In reply to: Dead at 87 's message, "Ikutaro Kakehashi, Founder of Japanese music company Roland," on Sunday, April 02, 11:53:45am



The music world is mourning the loss of Roland founder and electronic instrument pioneer Ikutaro Kakehashi, who has died aged 87.

The Japanese engineer created many popular drum machines, including the iconic TR-808.

Its sound is a staple of hip-hop and electronic music, used by everyone from Kanye West to Marvin Gaye.

Kakehashi received a technical Grammy in 2013
for contributions to electronic music technology...
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-39471567

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